I installed a third party addon earlier today that I believe is causing Blender to crash whenever I open it. I found the folder where the 'built-in' addons are installed, but not the folder for third party addons (I am guessing, as that folder doesn't have any of my other third party addons). I deleted the original addon zip file from where it was installed, which did nothing. I also tried restarting my computer, which did not affect anything. Is it possible to delete an addon from a file folder, since I can't open the software? Let me know if a crash log might help, and I'll upload one.


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Blender's third-party(user installed) add-ons are stored in these locations:


%appdata%\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.5\scripts\addons\



Mac OS:

/Users/$USER/Library/Application Support/Blender/3.5/scripts/addons/

You can also see it exactly in the Preferences, Add-ons tab, if you select some user installed add-on:

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  • $\begingroup$ I actually just found it right as you were posting your reply. Thanks a bunch. For me, it was in "AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.5\scripts\addons" $\endgroup$
    – Jeff
    May 17, 2023 at 19:28
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    $\begingroup$ Yep, so that's the same as `%appdata%\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.5\scripts\addons` But you can copy paste that %appdata% thing into file explorers address bar, or Windows run menu(WInLogo key + R). $\endgroup$ May 17, 2023 at 19:33
  • $\begingroup$ I don't use Linux often, but I think the path might be different in some cases. I am not sure if it's the same if you install Blender through Snap Store... $\endgroup$ May 17, 2023 at 19:52
  • $\begingroup$ The location is usually listed under the details of the addon against the 'File:' entry under Preferences > Addons > <Addon_name> if you click the dropdown against its entry. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    May 17, 2023 at 21:23
  • $\begingroup$ Sometimes add-ons offer their own settings/preferences. Where are those stored? $\endgroup$ Dec 7, 2023 at 16:58

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