I clicked on set & navigated to the macros library. I can see the folders for coverage library & surface maps. When I surf there from the paths I can see the dev files.
When I first installed WW2, I set the default for those folders to another drive. It warned me that the files would have to be installed manually. That was when I first uninstalled, cleaned all files to the program from my computer, rebooted & reinstalled allowing the files to install to the default folder.
What does the empty macro mean, just below Macro from library...
I noticed that the Programs (X86) folder contains the some of the same files as kept in Documents/ World machine Documents. These files are Examples, Macros, Presets and startup. tmd. Why are the same files in both folders? Also, when I add a tmd file to the sample folder, I cannot see it from within the program.
If you can open that folder and see macros there, this is quite an odd situation.
More to the point, even if your macro folder is empty it should not do nothing when you attempt to load a macro -- it should just show you a blank set of macros.
As a test, try opening Preferences->paths and clicking "Set" under macro Storage : navigate to your C:\Program Files(x86)\World Machine 2 Professional\macros folder. This is normally NOT a good idea, as user accounts do not have write permissions to this folder, but I want to see if you can view the default macros that WM ships with at that location.