I have recently installed QGIS 2.8.2 on my Windows 8.1 laptop with the stand alone .exe installer. The processing toolbox is missing the GDAL/OGR, GRASS, QGIS algorithms, Saga and the Orfeo Toolbox from the processing toolbox which I have on my 2.8.2 installation on a Windows 7 machine using the same installer file. I have checked the plugin options and all of them are set to activated. Also the paths are set too and they were pointed at C:\Porgra~1\Wein\apps\"module folder"

I have tried changing it to what is recommended in Joseph's comment to the .qgis path under the users directory but with no change to what is shownenter image description here

Has anyone else encountered this problem?

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    All the tools should be there is v2.8 (I can see them in my version). How did you install QGIS (e.g. stand-alone, via OSGEO4W, or compiling your own binaries)? You need to provide more detailed information. Commented Jul 24, 2015 at 7:37
  • In addition to the comment by @MappaGnosis, check that your Processing plugin is up-to-date with your QGIS 2.8.2 (Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins ) and check that the providers for the plugin (Processing > Options > Providers) are activated and their path are set to the correct folder (e.g. my SAGA is located in C:\Users\Me\.qgis2\python\plugins\processing\algs\saga).
    – Joseph
    Commented Jul 24, 2015 at 10:30

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At the bottom of the toolbox, change from "simplified" to "advanced" interface to see the grouping into different algorithm providers (GDAL/OGR, GRASS, ...)

The algorithms are all there, they are just not separated by provider if the simplified interface is activated.

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    I never understood what this simplified interface was good for and who really needs that . And actually the functions of other providers like GRASS are filtered out and even not retrievable by the search.
    – Bernd V.
    Commented Jul 25, 2015 at 22:46

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