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Version 02.03.00
Added 08 May 2010 (last updated 09 May 2021)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x, Sibelius 21.x, Sibelius 22.x, Sibelius 23.x and Sibelius 24.x

Moves a Sibelius plugin file, which is typically downloaded and unzipped from the Sibelius Plugin Download page, into a subfolder of your user plugins folder.

The intention is that the file is unzipped to a convenient location (the same one every time), and the plugin will get the list of available subfolders, and let you choose which folder should get the plugin. You can also create a new subfolder.

The plugin does itself need to be installed before you can use it, so you will still need to follow the instructions on the Sibelius Plugins Download page to install it (in Sib 7 use the plugin installer).

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

Updated 29 February 2012 to clarify the fact that it installs .plg files and not .zip files.

Updated 14 April 2014 to fix incorrect folder names in Sib 7.5

Updated 26 February 2016 to greatly improve file copy speed.

Updated 12 March 2016. It will now let you install a folder of plugin (.plg) files, checks for duplicate plugins, and by default copies rather than moves the original plugin file.

Updated 15 March 2016. If the plugin finds a plugin that is already installed it will issue a warning but will not replace the installed plugin.

Updated 3 July 2018. Added option to allow overwriting if installing into the same plugin subfolder. Installing if the plugin is already in a different subfolder is still disallowed to prevent duplicates.

Updated 09 May 2021. Version 02.03.00. Fixed intermittent crashing bug.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.