FL Studio 20: "This project was generated using a newer version of Kontakt" error

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Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:54 am


FL Studio 20: "This project was generated using a newer version of Kontakt" error

So lately I've had an issue that seems to have popped up out of nowhere.

When I add Kontakt as a channel, it shows as version 6.2.1 (R42). I add my instrument, do whatever, save the project, close it when done. Then later when I come back to open said project, I get a window that reads:

"This project was generated using a newer version of Kontakt. Please upgrade your copy to recall the project"

...and seems to have deleted my instrument from the rack. When I check the version number now, it says 6.1.1. If I right click and replace with the "Kontakt" in my plugins list, and then check the version, we're back to 6.2.1. It seems that whenever I load a project with Kontakt 6.2.1 in it, Kontakt will change to an older version and complain to me about how I should upgrade.

So my questions are why and how is this happening, and how am I to prevent it from happening in the future?

In Native Access, it shows "Kontakt 6 Player" with the version "6.2.1", so it looks correctly updated. Does an older version somehow still exists on my PC somewhere? Why is Kontakt choosing that one over the new version everytime I load a project? Have I not gotten enough sleep today? The answer to the last question is yes, but the others I am uncertain.

I've given what I think will be relevant, but If there's any other info you need I'll be glad to elaborate.

EDIT: Apparently, I'm blind - at the bottom of FL's plugin search there's a Kontakt_2, and after some file searching i found an old version of Kontakt (6.1.1) sitting in a subfolder in my VST directory. Not entirely sure how I've missed that, but everything seems to be working fine after I deleted that old version.

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