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Old 10-20-2022, 08:39 PM
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Default xpand!2 install failure

xpand!2 won't install because of a missing effects path. Please view attachment for a screen shot of the error. I really miss xpand and need to figure this out, thank you!
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Old 10-20-2022, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: xpand!2 install failure

It's broken forever at this rate.

Try doing what it says. Does that file path and file exist?

It needs to! Help Us Help You

I don't even use Windows.
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Old 10-21-2022, 03:36 AM
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Default Re: xpand!2 install failure

Originally Posted by Bikesrbetter View Post
xpand!2 won't install because of a missing effects path ...
Welcome to DUC!

Pro Tools 2022.9
For Windows, right-click on:
XPand!2 18.1 Installer (Win) 1.23 GB
and select ‘Run as administrator

Install Pro Tools and Xpand!2 on your Main Drive - you can store the Content (XPand2.big) elsewhere, when prompted, if required

Restart computer after each install

There are no Xpand!2 Track Presets – there are only Xpand!2 Plug-In Settings
the Windows Installer creates an empty Folder here:
C:\Program Files\AIR Music Technology\Factory Content\Track Presets\Avid\AIR Instruments Bundle\Xpand!2

In Pro Tools Preferences > Display
Organize Plug-In Menus By: 'Category & Manufacturer'

Move Xpand!2 plug-in from
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins\AIR Music Technology
with all your other AIR Music Technology Plug-Ins

Double-click Xpand!2 Plug-In
Double-click Contents Folder
Copy the Xpand!2 Folder from:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins\AIR Music Technology\XPand!2.aaxplugin\Contents\Factory Presets

Paste it here:
C:\Users\Username\Documents\Pro Tools\Plug-In Settings
Pro Tools Ultimate 2022.12
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