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Pro Tools Error: Warning - Loss of Plug-In authorization keys may occur.
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Q: When launching Pro Tools, I receive an error indicating WARNING - Loss of Plug-In authorization keys may occur.  What should I do?
 

 

A: This error occurs if your system contains one or more drive(s) formatted with the NTFS file system, which have volume names longer than 11 characters.  This combination is known to corupt some InterLok Plug-In authoirzations.  Pro Tools M-Powered Essential and Pro Tools SE customers can ignore this message because they do not support InterLok (iLok) plug-in authorizations.  Click "No" to continue to Pro Tools.  To prevent this dialog from appearing, rename NTFS volumes to names that are 11 characters or less.

For those using the full version of Pro Tools M-Powered, or Pro Tools 9, if you know which drives are authorized and they are not configured this way, or if you have no InterLok protected plug-ins, you may continue.  In order to remedy this issue before corruption can occur click "Yes" to quit Pro Tools and nename NTFS volumes to names that are 11 characters or less.  Next, relaunch Pro Tools and this dialog should not appear.