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How to install your Addon

Step 1 : Launch your Wow Client ⁠important⁠
Step 2 Log in with one of your character. ⁠important⁠
Step 3 : Once it's done, close the game.
Step 4 : Download the addons that you want.
Step 5 : Extract it in the Wow Addon folder : WoW ---> Interface--->Addons
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Step 6: Launch WoW
Step 7:At the Character Select screen, look in lower left corner for the “addons” button Make sure you downloaded the right addon 5.4.8.
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You install an addon Like ElvUI and followed these steps and cannot find it ?
Step 8: Make sure you double click your folder, cut all folders/files inside and paste them in your addons folder

Step 9:  Make sure you load out of date addons it will work for you
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When extracting addons, sometimes the actual addon directories may be enclosed in another directory.  You can not just copy addons into sub-directories of the Interface\AddOns directory.  The most important file is the .toc file which must be specifically placed for the addon to load correctly.  Each directory under Interface\AddOns, must have a .toc file of the same name directly inside.  So if you loaded RecordTip it would have Interface\AddOns\RecordTip\RecordTip.toc.  All other files, like .tga, .lua and .xml, could be organized into sub-folders in any way the addon author wanted, as long as the .toc file is in the right place and has a reference to the location of the other files, it will work.

I play on Linux, so I don't have any windows screen shots to show the file structure I am talking about.

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CowMonster, VelcroGloves, ZugZugThug, Lesdyxia, LaxKills, ICritMyKilt, ICritMyCritr, ICritMyPet, ZeroSkills, IsoloedLK, TotemMonkey, Munkfu

MB1 Alliance:
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Netherwing Alliance:
FuzeeWuzee, VelcroGloves, SumBeech, Anullfisher, ICritMyKilt, ZeroSkills

Bug Report: Netherwing or Mistblade

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