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Reset Xcode load plugin bundles warning


Today, I accidentally clicked “Skip Bundles” instead of “Load Bundles” when I started Xcode after adding new plugins. This cause Xcode to not load the plugins on subsequent launches. How can we fix this?

Xcode obviously doesn’t want you to load custom plugins, since the blue skip button is the default one:

Xcode Load Plugin Bundles Warning Dialog

If you also made this mistake, you may have noticed that restarting Xcode will not help. The plugins will not load and you are never again prompted about whether or not to load them.

If you really want to load these plugins, you have open up the Terminal and run the following command:

defaults delete com.apple.dt.Xcode DVTPlugInManagerNonApplePlugIns-Xcode-7.3.1

If you restart Xcode, you will now be prompted about whether or not to load these bundles. This time, press “Load Bundles” and your plugins will be properly loaded.