I was working with adding a new script to toolbox in QGIS but the script wouldn't show up there. Then when I tried again the Scripts tool has disappeared altogether. I have checked in settings and it does not give the option to add the scripts back in. I have attached some screenshots as an example. Has anyone experienced this before and know why it might occur? I have tried reinstalling and resetting to defaults but still have not had any luck.

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It's poor design/a bug with QGIS processing scripts. If you save a broken script, e.g. one that has a SyntaxError, none of the scripts will get loaded and the whole scripts toolbox disappears.


  • Use the Scripts menu to open the broken script and fix it, enter image description here


  • Go to your profile folder:

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    Open the "processing/scripts" folder and find the script you were working on so you can fix it.

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How you fix it depends on what the problem is, but I recommend you open it in a proper python IDE like PyCharm or Visual Studio Code so you can find issues.

Voila they're back!

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  • It worked!! Thank you so much :)
    – Al110
    Jul 14, 2023 at 8:09

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