Some items do not show up in the Smart Content pane

If you have just installed some products and they are not showing up in the Smart Content pane, here are some things to look at...

Is there metadata? You can find this out by looking in the Install Manager. Locate the installer for the product that is not showing up in Smart Content; under the Installed tab,  and look for a check mark to the right of the installer name, in the Metadata column. If there is not a check mark, there is no metadata associated with this product.

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If there is no metadata, you will need to locate the product in the Content Library pane. To do this, you will need to access the product Read Me to find the location of the product files.
If you use the Install Manager, you can access the Read Me's there. You will see a small "i" icon just to the right of the product installer. Clicking this icon will open the Read Me in the browser.
You can also look up Read Me's in the doc center here: http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/read_me/index/start
The best way to use this is to get the SKU number from the product page, just to the right of the description, then click on the number range in this index and look up the product by name.
Older products (generation 3 and 4) may not have an updated Read Me yet. If it is not available in the doc center, you may find one in the installed files of the product in the Read Mes folder.

As an example, I will use Victoria 4.2 Base. The Read Me is located in the Doc Center here: http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/read_me/index/4783/start
In the Read Me, you will see :

Victoria 4.2 Base (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following Poser Libraries:
    • Figures: “DAZ People”
    • Pose: “DAZ's Victoria 4:General Poses”
    • Pose: “DAZ's Victoria 4:MATerials Sample-Res”
    • Pose: “DAZ's Victoria 4:Magnetize Clothing”
    • Pose: “DAZ's Victoria 4:Morph Injections”
    • Pose: “DAZ's Victoria 4:Morph Injections:Base”

     

So, in DAZ Studio, look in the Content Library pane under:
Poser Formats -> My DAZ3D Library -> Figures -> DAZ People 
or
Poser Formats -> My DAZ3D Library -> Pose -> DAZ's Victoria 4 -> General Poses

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If there is a check mark (indicating there is metadata), you may need to re-import the metadata.
To do this, right click on the Content Library pane, choose Content DB Maintenance, tick Re-Import Metadata, click Accept. Tick User Data and All Products and click Accept.

One thing that will cause metadata to not import during install, is if the Daz Studio application is open when installing content. Please make sure Daz Studio is NOT running when installing content.

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