Plugin issues

I updated my reaktor and guitar rig 4, now when i open in them in cubase 5 they open in the old versions or completely crash. It’s weird because as standalone they work fine but not in cubase. I see no new .dll files does anyone have an idea of what i should do?

The standalone versions will use executable files instead of dlls. If you’re able to bring up the new versions as standalones, then they are probably installed correctly. I’m guessing the dlls were saved somewhere Cubase can’t “see” them. Try using your computer’s basic search function to see if anything comes up. If you find them, drag them into the VST Plugins folder (or whatever you have set as default). If you can’t find anything, try reinstalling, keeping track of where the VST versions are placed.