I've been meaning to ask this for some time now but always get sidetracked.
Some but not all effects have presets. When they do, those will be listed in the Effects & Presets tab under Animation Presets/Presets drop down and then under the effects name generally. Let's use Trapcodes Particular as an example; the various presets are listed under Trapcode particular ffx and then two drop downs for HD and SD. Now, if you look in the Effects Control panel for Particular, you'll also see that there's an Animation Presets: drop-down there also and has the same list.
If I do a system search for any one of those, I only find them listed in the Presets folder under the After Effects app itself (in my case in a folder on D:) and not in the C:\users\... folder. No problem, that's fine.
However other effects will have their presets listed in the Effects & Presets tab but not in the Effects Control panel drop-down for the effect iself.
Why is that? Is there a way to get them to show up there as well? T'would be quicker than having to sort/search in the Effects & Presets tab.