Plugin folder not found.Please Help me install the facebook capability.

Jul 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM
Edited Jul 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM
I installed the latest version of nodexl and I want to add the facebook capability through social network importer. But to do this I need to copy the dll files from the social network importer to the plugins folder as I read from the discussions.

The problem is:

I can't find the Plugins folder of nodexl.

"C:\Program Files\Social Media Research Foundation\NodeXL Excel Template\PlugIns"

I don't ,even, have the Social Media Research Foundation folder.
Coordinator
Jul 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM
Thank you for the interest in NodeXL!

In the latest version of NodeXL you may designate any folder as the "Plugins" directory.

1. Place the files for the importer in a directory (perhaps a create subdirectory: NodeXL\Plugins).
2. In the NodeXL>Data>Import>Import Options dialog set the path to the Plugins directory.
3. Close and restart NodeXL.
4. The new importers will appear in the NodeXL>Data>Import menu.

Regards,

Marc

Marked as answer by Noha_3abdo on 7/30/2014 at 9:36 AM
Jul 30, 2014 at 3:22 PM
Thanks Marc. That would have solved the problem, I believe.

Now I did a very stupid action :/
I mistakenly shift deleted the nodexl template and I can't restore through the shift deleted recovery software. They just can't find it.

I try to re-install the nodexl by running the setup again. It says it's already installed. But it's not there in the Excel.

Can you please help me ?
Coordinator
Jul 30, 2014 at 3:24 PM
NodeXL is started by opening the NodeXL template file.

Perhaps using the search from the Start menu will help you find it?

Otherwise, try reinstalling?

-
Marc


Jul 30, 2014 at 3:31 PM
Thanks God ! I found it!
Ignore my latest reply :)
Jul 30, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Thanks for the 4 steps also. They worked!
Jul 30, 2014 at 4:03 PM
It's nothing to worry about. If you accidentally delete part of NodeXL again, you can fix it like this:

1) Uninstall NodeXL. Instructions for doing so can be found at http://nodexl.codeplex.com/discussions/522821 . This will prevent the "it's already installed" message you were getting when you tried to install NodeXL again.

2) Download and install NodeXL again.

-- Tony
Marked as answer by Noha_3abdo on 7/30/2014 at 9:36 AM
Jul 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM
Thanks alot Tony! . Surely this will help =)
Nov 11, 2014 at 9:22 PM
I can't find a NodeXL folder - simply a NodeXLGraph1 excel document.
Coordinator
Nov 12, 2014 at 12:40 AM
You can create any folder to be the NodeXL folder.

There is no longer an automatically created NodeXL folder - the Click Once solution for installation means we no longer know where in the file system the application bits are stored.

Running the NodeXL Template file will open NodeXL.

Regards,

Marc