Import Scripts Not Showing Up


I have Blender 2,49b. I’m trying to import a .3ds. I go to File> Import, as I have done many times before, but the only options I get are
-VRML 1.0…

I remember their being a lot more than that…
I have Python installed so thats not the problem.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Depending on the OS and the way you installed Blender* the scripts are stored in a different location. On Windows 7 for example:

C:\Users<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender.blender\scripts

If the directory is empty you should probably reinstall Blender. If it’s not emtpy you need to set the path for Script Directory. Pull down your User Preference Window and select the tab “File Paths”. Now set the correct path in the field called “Python Scripts”. Press the button next to the folder icon (it says “Re-evaluate script registration in menus”).

Blender should now find all scripts located in .blender\scripts.

Take a look at this tutorial if you want a guide with pictures.

*= Blender can also use a “%Home”-Variable, but that is not the default option.