The Plex plugins folder is in a different location depending on what operating system you running Plex Media Server on. Read on to find out where your Plex plugins folder is. 

In order to manually install any Plex channels, you will read is that you need to locate your Plex plugins folder. The plugins folder is the location where you move your Plex channel bundle to “install” it.

Depending on what operating system you are running Plex media server on (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, etc), the Plex plugins folder is in a different location.

Match up your operating system below to find your plugins folder. Practice navigating to it and once you do, you’ll know where it is located next time you need it! If you can, create a shortcut to the Plex plugins folder on your desktop so that you can quickly move new Plex channels into it next time.

This is a handy tip because Plex channels allow you to stream video and audio files off the internet easily and for free!

Plex Plugins Folder Locations:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Plex Media Server\Plug-Ins\

Mac OS X
~\Library\Application Support\Plex Media Server\Plug-Ins\

$PLEX_HOME\Library\Application Support\Plex Media Server\Plug-Ins

QNAP (Network Attached Storage)
/root/library/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

apps/plexmediaserver/Medialibrary/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

sudo rainbow -enter com.plex.plexmediaserver
/data/plex_conf/Library/Application\Support/Plex\ Media\ Server/Plug-Ins

/Volume1/Plex/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

Western Digital
/mnt/HD/HD_a2/plex_conf/Plex Media Server/Plug-Ins

Western Digital Wireless Pro
.wdcache/.Plexmediaserver/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins

The location might look confusing at first, but get to know your file system. Like I said, once your find your Plex plugins folder once, you can create a shortcut and quickly access it every time in the future.

Make sense? Confusing? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook if you need any help! We will be referring to this guide in the future to install some really great Plex channels, so get up to speed now!


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