Install Plugin File collides with older version of Filemaker
14 Advanced 32bit Windows
Operating system version
Windows 7 Ultimate sp1
Description of the issue
Filemaker 14 Advanced loads Plugins as well from
c:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro Advanced\14.0\Extensions\
If a plugin that resides in the directory ...Filemaker\Extensions is updated using "Install Plugin File", the new plugin will be written to ...\14.0\Extensions\, while the old one will be moved to ...\FileMaker\Extensions\Save.
The effect of this is that on a machine with eg. Filemaker 11 and 14 installed, the plugin will not be available for FM11 anymore.
Steps to reproduce the problem
Have a windows machine with FileMaker 11 and 14 installed.
Install a plugin, e.g. Troi Dialog Plugin 5.5.8, for use with Filemaker 11 in c:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\FileMaker\Extensions\.
Start Filemaker 14 and install the updated plugin using the "Install plugin file". A file to do this can be downloaded from http://troi.nl/downloads/troidialog61.zip
Filemaker 14 uses Troi Dialog Plugin v 6.1, Filemaker 11 uses Troi Dialog Plugin 5.5.8.
Less perfect but acceptable result: both versions of Filemaker use 6.1
FileMaker 14 uses Troi Dialog 6.1
FileMaker 11 hoesn't see the plugin anymore
After installing the new plugin move it manually to ...\Filemaker\Extensions
In theory one could use c:\Program Files (x86)\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced\Extensions\ to store the plugins needed for 11, but this of course causes more new problems then it solves.