windows operating system
Short description of error
User Preferences not listing *ANY* add-ons, all other tabs showing correct information... the list of add-ons that contains the enable/disable feature is not populating for some reason. . non zero nada.. nothing.. i have several already activated such as the make human ones (Make clothes, make targets) which still work fine.. its just impossible to install new 1's because if i did install them i couldnt activate them...
How i got here
I was trying to install some new addons, and i was a little rusty i guess and didnt move them to my scripts folder (not even sure that you still have to do that in 2.79 but anyways) after getting an error that they wasnt in the right folder or something (i didnt spend the time to read the error assumed i probably clicked the wrong file) i tried again.. getting another error.. i assumed again (Assumption is the mother of all f-ups).. getting another error.. my add-ons tab was just blank.. so i assumed yet again i could just close out blender re open and everything be fine, but thats not the case i redownloaded blender to just make a new blender just for specific add ons but it only gives me the option to repair or unistall.. not to install a seperate working version.. the repair option does not repair the problem..
Everytime i try to search yahoo/google i keep getting the same crap.. that people cant install a certain add on or an add on in general that is NOT the problem.. the problem is my add-ons TAB is not listing any add-ons and it used to have 20 or more.. some activated some not.. all previous ones enabled are working.. ones not activated do not show up, and there is no current way to activate or deactivate an add on
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Based on a (as simple as possible) attached .blend file with minimum amount of steps