Plugin Alliance Install Location

Can the Plugin Alliance install location be selected, similar to the way Native Access allows you to install the content on a different drive? I don't have much space on my main hard drive and would like to install as much of the content as possible on a secondary drive.

Thanks in advance for any help/guidance you can provide.


  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,827 Pro

    Maybe you should test it out yourself...

    From my experience, yes, it could be done, but you need to use Vst scan afterwards to make sure your DAW reads the plugins from that folder from the second drive.

    Let me know if it helped.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,454 Expert
    edited December 2023

    No they need to go in your default plugins folder. The reason NA has a custom folder for content is much of this is sample libraries which are huge and best put on an external drive. However ‘content’ is not plugins (or apps). Plugins are not anywhere near as large, it might be better to look at optimising space on your main drive, eg if you have any sample content in that then move that to the external drive, it would clear up far more space that just moving a few plugins would

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