'Quixel Bridge' not Showing in 'Content' section or 'Plugins'

Hello, I don’t see Quixel Bridge button in Content section like in the showcase video, and can’t find it in Plugins, like in this video

Do I have to reinstall UE5 ?

I remember I cancelled a pending install when downloading UE5 EA1, maybe I cancelled bridge installation ?
I tried to verify UE5 but it did not find anything missing,

Please help ^^

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Same here. Have you been able to find any solutions?

Did you install the plugin to engine before opening UE5? That fixed it for me

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You need to look for the directory in you UE50EA. Mine is
where MegascansPlugin contains the code for the plug in.
If the install was terminated early you could try deleting the C:\Users\Owner\source\repos\UE50EA\Engine\Plugins
“MegascansPlugin” directory and wait.
Reinstall as described above in the first article

Did you login and answer all the questions about paths to the UE50EA installation?

Go back into VS2019 and rebuild the source of UE50EA
When the UE Editor starts go into plugins and check the plugin is in the list

Update:- Since this question happened Quixel Support have found another problem which may not be directly related but the workaround was found. It is rather in depth but might help others
Quixel Bridge Failed to restart background service

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Quixel Bridge Plugin for Unreal Engine | Unreal Engine Documentation

Get Bridge for Unreal Engine

Bridge for Unreal Engine is a plugin included with your installation of Unreal Engine 5. To enable your Quixel Bridge plugin, select Edit > Plugins. Type bridge into the search bar and click the checkbox to enable the plugin.

Enable the Quixel Bridge Plugin

If you don’t see the Quixel Bridge plugin here, then you may need to install it from the Epic Games Launcher. Open the Epic Games Launcher, click on the Library tab, then scroll down to the section called Vault. Type Bridge into the search bar. Select Install to Engine. Now when you relaunch the engine you should be able to enable the plugin as described above.

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You can troubleshoot with this content:

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This worked for me


I tried each of the steps recommended above, as well as followed the Plugin link posted by ihopetolive and nothing has been able to work for me. I still am unable to add Bridge as a plug in. Any other recommendations? I am running an iMac Pro, macOS Big Sur ver 11.6. Is Quixel Bridge just not compatible with Big Sur? I tried uninstalling and reinstalling UE5, restarted computer, and nothing seems to be working. Please help :frowning:

hello, i just downloaded unreal engine for the first time and i cannot find the quixel bridge either. i have followed instructions posted here.

help please? has there been another change?

Hi @juicified83 @felixthebald

I am unable to say if there is a problem with “Mac” UE5 versions.

The PC UE5 needs a version update to
Quixel Bridge 21.0.4 Update to Unreal 5.0 EA2 Epic Launcher Binary version

Every time you make a project you must load the Bridge Plugin.

If you have an old Bridge plugin in a project you must untick the box restart the editor and add the Bridge project again. This applies to all UE versions.

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