Here’s a tip that a Digidesign rep passed on to us; he uses it for dealing with the Pro Tools Plug-in and the Pro Tools Unused Plug-in folders on Macintosh computers. In Mac OS X, when you open the window for the hard drive (double-click on your hard drive icon). On the left, you’ll see a row of icons for the Network, hard drives, Desktop, Applications, Documents, Movies, Music, Pictures, and so on.
The cool thing is that you can drag any folder into that space and it will show up as an alias. So an easy way to deal with the two Pro Tools plug-in folders is to drag both onto that left-hand space. Now you can select one, and quickly drag plug-ins to the other. It’s an easy way to enable/disable Pro Tools plug-ins!
(Note: If Pro Tools is running, you’ll need to quit and restart in order for plug-in changes to work.)