Blacklist Plugin's - Why????

Why does Cubase blacklist certain plugin’s and how can you determine the reason?

I have a few plugins that have been blacklisted (one of them purchased with iLok license) and after reading loads of posts there seems to be two solutions, neither of which guarantee success:

  1. Delete or edit the Blacklist.XML file and re-scan
  2. Re-install Cubase or run the latest update

But what if neither of these actually work and your plugin continues to be blacklisted?

Why did Cubase blacklist the plugin in the first place?

  • It failed to initialize?
  • It failed to see the iLok license, (my case)?
  • Cubase is faultly?
  • OS problem?
  • 32 bit vs 64 bit issue?

Does anyone have any words from Steinberg on the issue? From what I have read - everyone just mucks about with the 2 options above and Cubase and the plugin manufacturers remain silent!!!

The Blacklist.XML file does not seem to have any useful information?

I would love to get some insight into this annoying issue…