Sometimes it happens that some plug-ins are offered as betas or previews, I download them, add them to my VCV Rack Plug-In folder but they never appear in the plug-in browser for use. Everyone seems to know just how to do it but me as there is no discussion about this anywhere that I can find.
Perhaps I should give a more specific instance of this problem. The new Cozmic oscillator is out for beta:
And I already have Animated Circuits’ one module that is now officially available, I think it is a wavefolder module. I also previously had and quite enjoyed the 0.6 version of Cozmic or Cosmic I think it was called then. I still have the folders for that and all the Animated Circuits 0.6 plug-ins.
So what I have done is to just grab the new Animated circuits Cozmic folder and throw it into my plug-in folder. It is not inside any other folder apart from the folder containing all of my VCV Rack plag-ins. I close VCV Rack, re-open but obviously there is some step I have missed as the new module is not picked up by the VCV Rack browser as being in my plug-in library, and as with several other modules I have tried to install in the manner described above it never appears until the developer puts the update in the plug-in manager.