Photoshop 2020: Doesn ́t see Nik Collection on filter menu

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Just reporting a bug. Old and amazing Nik Collection is not been recognized by new PS 2020. It ́s not listed in the FILTER menu. Reinstalled and nothing. Please fix this! Otherwise will be impossible to use this version. Nik Collection plugin inside PS is extremely important for a photographer! Using W10 64. 
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Ticiano Maciel D'Amore

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Brian Pierce

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The new Nik Version works fine.
For Older nik versions
copy the contents of C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Plug-ins  
to   C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Plug-ins  

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I tried copying older version over and it did not work - I want my Nik!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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The old Nik plug-ins haven't been updated in ages. DXO has newer versions that are compatible with the latest versions of OSes and Photoshop.
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A while ago, Adobe had advertised that PS plugins should now be stored in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CC and that future versions of PS might not support plugins stored in  C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop xxxx\Plug-ins.

So, I moved everything to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CC and everything is working fine and nothing has to be moved when a new version is installed.

Ticiano, could you try this ?

Any consistent statement from Adobe about this change ?
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I had the same issue with the installer from the original Google NIK plugins.
I doesn't recognize Adobe PS 2020 as a valid application anymore.

But, don't worry, it's simpel to resolve:
Just select C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Plug-ins as the plugin directory, and everything works just fine, after a reinstall.
I'm using the (old) nikcollection-full-1.2.11 installer. Works fine with PS 2020!

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The DxO version of the Nik Collection installs in the "correct" folder directly, that is, the Common Files folder I mentioned above. But well, what is the "correct folder" ? There are contradictory statements from Adobe about this :


- Where are Adobe plugins stored? [Adobe statement]
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CC is the new common folder recommended by Adobe where PS plugin installers should store their modules.

Installing under Common Files appears to be the best solution. You'll never have to move your plugins after installing a new version of PS. This is the location that all third-party installers should use. However, developers are supposed to look at the contents of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Photoshop\140.0\PluginPath in order to determine to which folder they should install but with PS 2020, this registry key is still pointing to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Plug-Ins\.

Time to be consistent.

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