SDL Trados 2014 error: an unexpected error has occurred while loading the application plug-ins
Thread poster: Szüdi Gábor

Szüdi Gábor  Identity Verified
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Jan 31, 2014

Dear All,
I have seen that similar problems have occurred with previous versions of SDL Trados Studio before.
I have recently purchased a 2014 version. Yesterday it was working perfectly but today I got the message: SDL Trados 2014 error: an unexpected error has occurred while loading the application plug-ins when I tried to open it.
When the error is detailed, I got the message: No application specific plug-in directory found.
Quite frankly I am lost.
Can someone help me with this? Thank you in advance.

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Same error: No Application specific plug-in directory found. May 26, 2014

I have the same error.
I checked the directories. The plugins are in c:\Program Files (x86)\SDL\SDL Trados Studio\Studio3\PlugIns\ but it does not work

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Try KB #4393 May 26, 2014


Please can you try resetting a couple of folders as described in this KB article:

If this doesn't work then log a case through the solution finder. Go to the Knowledgebase;

Then go to the tab called Solution Finder ( ) and now go here;

Download & Installation Problems
- I use SDL Trados Studio and/or SDL MultiTerm 2009, 2011 or 2014
-- The installation went fine but now I get an error message etc
--- The problem occurs in (pick the appropriate tool/s)
---- None of the articles resolved my problem (if they didn’t!)

Follow the route for your problem and if there is no answer that helps by the time you get to the end you'll be presented with a form to contact support. Complete all the fields in the form making sure your email address is entered correctly or nobody will be able to get back in touch with you.

Also use the Chrome browser to log the case if you have it; you'll get more success in completing the form.



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FabioA  Identity Verified
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unexpected error message Aug 2, 2015

In my personal experience the only real thing that worked was the following:

Fix Trados under Windows install/remove window in Control Panel. It will work.

Changing folder names didn't work for me as my SDL Trados 2014 had different folders from the instructed.


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