Yes, you’re right, the 32-bit files are sitting in the blacklist. But I wonder where the 64-bit files went?
When I was trying to troubleshoot this problem I referenced my desktop, where everything works properly, there were 3 Kontakt files sitting in the C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins. So I couldn’t really figure out why, when I installed Cubase and the Kontakt player on my laptop, there was no such file. I then uninstalled both Cubase and Kontakt 5, and started again. Same thing. No reference to Kontakt in the Plugin Manager. So thats why I created the file myself, and this time I saw the 3 blacklisted files (32-bit).
Yes, I know NI has its own plugin folder, but, because I’d seen how the VstPlugins folder on the desktop looked, I thought it also must have to exist. To redirect my Kontakt 5 install to this folder was a desperate attempt to get things working at 3 am. I’ve done this over the years many times and it’s just worked without me having to do anything special.
The only thing I can think of now, is to uninstall Cubase again, and uninstall NI and Kontakt player, and start all over. I can’t figure out the next trouble-shooting steps. How is that VSTPlugins folder created in the first place? Should I just reinstall Cubase and try to add a different plugin?