According to IDA docs, we can put a Python plugin into $HOME/.idapro/plugins/ directory. But when I copied my Python plugin there & restart IDA, IDA still do not see that.

What can go wrong, and how can I debug this issue?


  • Are you using Ubuntu/Debian? Whats the name of the plugin? Did you check the plugins.cfg? – kn000x Aug 12 '16 at 18:42
  • It is my own plugin, written in Python. Do I need to modify plugins.cfg to get it loaded? Hmm I dont think so. – user311703 Aug 13 '16 at 6:03
  • I believe problem may be within your plugin or directory is wrong. Try to get any other python plugins available on hex-rays hex-rays.com/products/ida/support/download.shtml and put it in the same directory. Check if IDA is able to see it after restart. Of so - your plugin is not formatted well. If not - possibly this is a wrong folder. – Denis Laskov Sep 24 '16 at 9:29

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