Install Plugins

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How To Install Plugins:[edit]

Azureus/Vuze features a plugin installation/uninstallation wizard! Please use it to install any new plugin. It's available through the Plugins Menu (inside Tools menu in Vuze).

The wizard allows you to download a list of installable plugins from Sourceforge and then to select the plugin(s) to be installed.


See Plugin list for more info on each plugin.

Manual installation instructions[edit]

(older versions than have no wizard)

If you want to install plugins, there is a procedure that must be followed so that they show up correctly. This is it:

  1. Download the relevant plugin from:
  2. Install the plugin in the following relevant location for your OS: For easiness I will use "<pluginname>" to refer to all plugin name directories, and "plugin.jar" to refer to any and all plugins and their associated files, so for example," /<pluginname>/plugin.jar" might translate into "/safepeer/safepeer.jar", where safepeer.jar includes the other files that come with it, such as, etc. All those connected relevant files for each plugin all go in the same directory, in this example /plugins/safepeer/<all the safepeerfiles> Please Note: Each plugin must have its own directory with its own name within the plugins directory for the plugin to go in to. This is important.
    • For Mac OS X: /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Azureus/plugins/<pluginname>/plugin.jar (and any other included relevant files that came with the plugin go in here too)
    • For Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Azureus\plugins\<pluginname>\plugin.jar (and any other included relevant files that came with the plugin go in here too - please remember that the Application Data folder may be hidden, so you may have to enable 'Show hidden files and folders' under Tools > Folder Options > View > Show Hidden Files and Folders in your explorer window. Alternatively, type the above path into the address bar which will take you straight there)
    • For Linux: /home/<username>/.Azureus/plugins/<pluginname>/plugin.jar (plus the other associated files, of course)
  3. Quit Azureus, and then restart Azureus.
  4. Please Note: Do check Tools>Options>Plugins, and the Plugins menu for confirmation that the plugin has actually loaded. If the plugin is not visible then chances are the plugin has not loaded correctly, and it might be wise to go through the instructions again, carefully checking each step.