Similar to SAGA algorithms don't work in QGIS 2.8 except that SAGA does not appear at all in the Processing Toolbox:

Processing Toolbox

As a check, I used the Python Console with the following code to see if any SAGA tools are available (which they're not):

import processing

I've installed QGIS 2.8.2 Wien via the OSGeo4W Network Installer, 64-bit and downloaded the latest version of the Processing Plugin (v2.9.3).

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Just to add to the earlier answer...

You can find the field for the path here -

Processing > Options > Providers > SAGA > SAGA Folder:

Processing options

  • I have the 2.8.2 installation and the same problem. I can't solve it with this, as I have to select a file instead of a folder into this specific location.
    – reima
    Jan 9, 2017 at 12:13

I was having a similar problem, but I kept running into trouble re-pathing the SAGA folder. For some reason, the folder selection dialog kept forcing me to a file and inserted all of the folder separators as forward slashes: C:/Program Files (x86)/QGIS 2.14/apps/saga_2.1.4_x64/saga_cmd.exe

I manually edited to C:\Program Files (x86)\QGIS 2.14\apps\saga_2.1.4_x64, and that fixed my geoalgorithms.

(I rolled back to SAGA 2.1.4 because of this question: "Unknown option 'CAREA'" in SAGA Catchment area algorithm for QGIS. I don't think that was my problem, but everything I need is working now, so I'm afraid to change it back!)


I simply had to change the SAGA path to where it was installed (which in my case was in the OSGeo4W directory):


Now have the correct SAGA algorithms.

  • This needs clarification: SAGA path where? in QGIS? In SAGA? Or do you point to SAGA in your PATH environment variable? Please specify :)
    – Fee
    Nov 2, 2021 at 15:40

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