Why do all the RapidWeaver plugins I download look like folders?

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asked Apr 15, 2015 in RapidWeaver by q2aadmin (2,995 points)

I downloaded a 3rd party plugin for RapidWeaver. Instead of having the regular RapidWeaver plugin icon it just looks like a folder.

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answered Apr 15, 2015 by isaiah (14,025 points)
selected Apr 15, 2015 by q2aadmin
 
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All RapidWeaver plugins will have the normal plugin icon when:
- You have RapidWeaver on your computer.
- RapidWeaver is in the Applications folder.
- You have run RapidWeaver at least once.

In other words, if RapidWeaver is installed normally and you've used it at least once, then you should see the normal icon. However there are a couple caveats to mention:

Versions

  • RapidWeaver 6 works with plugins with the extension ".rapidweaverplugin"
  • RapidWeaver 5 works with plugins with the extension ".rwplugin"

Your Milage May Vary

Although they are rare, I have seen cases where Mac's stopped displaying correct icons. When this happens it's usually not just for one app, or one plugin, it's more of an ongoing problem. If that's the case, then doing regular computer maintenance is probably the course: backup, reboot, fix permissions, fix hard disks, and reinstall the OS if all else fails.

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