PlugIn files

LRussoPhotoLRussoPhoto Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 458 Major grins
edited February 20, 2013 in Digital Darkroom
This may sound like a dumb question but........can I delete plug in files once they been installed? Or will deleting or moving them cause a run issue? I have some plug ins that i use for LR and im just doing alittle file cleaning.
D300s D90
Nikon 18-105mm,Nikon 18-200mm,Sigma 24-70mm f2.8, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

http://LouRusso.SmugMug.com

Comments

  • ZBlackZBlack ZLB Photography Registered Users Posts: 337 Major grins
    edited February 19, 2013
    You should be able to remove the installation files without any trouble. You can always re download those if you have to reinstall the plugins.

    You don't want to remove any files within the plugin folder or any Lightroom folders though.
  • LRussoPhotoLRussoPhoto Major grins Registered Users Posts: 458 Major grins
    edited February 19, 2013
    All the file where downloaded into my downloads folder on my mac. To clean things up I can just create a new folder and drag them right into the new folders with no issue then? These are not with in the plugin folder, just in the download folder where they were dl'ed into.
    D300s D90
    Nikon 18-105mm,Nikon 18-200mm,Sigma 24-70mm f2.8, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

    http://LouRusso.SmugMug.com
  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,330 moderator
    edited February 20, 2013
    For "purchased" plugins, I recommend keeping everything you're sent. I also recommend making a backup of everything that you're sent.

    For free plugins, as long as you keep the links to the plugin on the Internet, and assuming that you have some sort of fast Internet connection, feel free to delete anything except the plugin files in the plugin folders of the associated software (like ZBlack said).

    I generally e-mail myself the Internet locations/links of any important plugins/scripts/actions as part of my backup process, just in case the worst happens (hard drive crash). This also helps setting up a new computer.
    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • LRussoPhotoLRussoPhoto Major grins Registered Users Posts: 458 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2013
    Thanks Ziggy
    D300s D90
    Nikon 18-105mm,Nikon 18-200mm,Sigma 24-70mm f2.8, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

    http://LouRusso.SmugMug.com
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