I have an issue periodically with my add-ons staying around somehow. This mostly happens on add-ons that I work on (occasionally when I keep reloading them), but also on others such as the pie menus add-on.


  • "missing script files" warning in user prefs
  • add-on path cannot be found so I can't see where to remove anything from...(i.e., I receive this warning when I try to run bpy.ops.wm.addon_remove(module='ui_pie_menus_official') from the python console window)
  • the modules stay around on some add-ons after I remove them


How can I remove these modules so they will stop giving me these warnings?

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    $\begingroup$ You've probably script-cadavers in your Blender python enviroment (like me, unfortunately :() What can be done is find out the Name of the Addon-Scriptfiles, search for them in your Blender Python folders and delete them. $\endgroup$
    – UncleTeo
    Oct 5, 2016 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ By blender python folders you mean in the Blender/2.78/scripts/addons/ folder? $\endgroup$
    – JakeD
    Oct 5, 2016 at 21:03
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    $\begingroup$ (In Windows 7) there is an an additional Folder "C:\Users\...\Application Data\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.77\scripts\addons" The Script Location is probably there. $\endgroup$
    – UncleTeo
    Oct 7, 2016 at 12:39

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I had the same problem in Blender 2.83. I suggest that you load the Blender Add-on factory settings by going to the "Edit" menu, Select the "gear" icon to get to "Preferences..." and after that, click on the lower left corner button besides "Save Preferences*" (it shows 3 horizontal lines through it). Then, by re-enabling the Add-ons one by one, you'll easily spot the culprit for the missing scripts. Usually, an updated version might have been already published if you do a search for the defective Add-on.

In the case of the Blenderkit being the one giving you problems, go to this answer provided by SHA: https://blenderartists.org/t/blender-2-8-blender-kit-addon-install-error/1173445/12?u=pierregagne98

Hope that helps!



Before activation of defective Add-On

Error Message after clicking activation check mark's box


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