Q100048: Nuke Directory Locations

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SUMMARY

This article aims to list the common directory locations associated with Nuke.

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Product default install location
Linux:          /usr/local/Nuke9.0v8/
Mac OS X:    /Applications/Nuke9.0v8/Nuke9.0v8.app/Contents/MacOS/
Windows:     C:\Program Files\Nuke9.0v8\

.nuke default folder location
Linux:           /home/login name/.nuke
Mac OS X:    /Users/login name/.nuke
Windows:     drive letter:\Users\user name\.nuke
 
Please be aware this folder can be hidden by default and if this is the case there are a number of online resources documenting how to show hidden folders for each OS.

NOTE:  On Windows, the .nuke folder can be found under the directory pointed to by the HOME environment variable. If this variable is not set (which is common), the .nuke directory will be under the folder specified by the USERPROFILE environment variable - which is generally of the form drive letter:\Documents and Settings\login name\ or drive letter:\Users\login name\

To find out if the HOME and USERPROFILE environment variables are set and where they are pointing at, enter %HOME% or %USERPROFILE% into the address bar in Windows Explorer. If the environment variable is set, the folder it’s pointing at is opened. If it’s not set, you get an error.

Cache default directory
Linux:          /users/login name/.nuke
Mac OS X:    /Users/login name/.nuke
Windows:     drive letter:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Temp\nuke

You can find the location of Nuke's general cache directory from within Nuke by hitting x on your keyboard when the focus is on the nodegraph and then running the following TCL command:
getenv NUKE_TEMP_DIR

For more information, please refer to the User Guide or online help page for the Cache Directory

Plugin default directories
Linux:
/usr/local/Nuke9.0v8/plugins
/usr/local/Nuke9.0v8/plugins/nukescripts
/users/login name/.nuke

Mac OS X:
/Applications/Nuke9.0v8/Nuke9.0v8.app/Contents/MacOS/plugins
/Applications/Nuke9.0v8/plugins/nukescripts
/Users/login name/.nuke

Windows:
drive letter:\Program Files\Nuke9.0v8\plugins\nukescripts or
drive letter:\Program Files (x86)\Nuke9.0v8\plugins\nukescripts
drive letter:\Program Files\Nuke9.0v8\plugins
~\.nuke
 
OFX plug-in default directories
Linux:
/usr/OFX/Nuke
/usr/OFX/Plugins

Mac OS X:
/Library/OFX/Nuke
/Library/OFX/Plugins

Windows:
drive letter:\Program Files\Common Files\OFX\Nuke (or, when using 64-bit Nuke on 64-bit Windows, \Program Files (x86)\Common Files\OFX\Nuke)

drive letter:\Program Files\Common Files\OFX\Plugins (or, when using 64-bit Nuke on 64-bit Windows, \Program Files (x86)\Common Files\OFX\Plugins)
 
 
For more information, please refer to the User Guide or online help page for Loading Plug-ins
 

Keywords:
directory, cache, .nuke, folder, install, plugin, Mac, OSX, Windows, Linux
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