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Xsorus 07/17/14 04:16 PM

Minion not detecting my ESO Addon directory
 
Is this ever going to be fixed?

Cause I see you guys talking about it last month

Basically won't detect the Addon folder in My Documents

Dolby 07/17/14 04:25 PM

Yes it was fixed awhile ago. We now search for the ESO game installs (NA, EU, PTS) and if they are found we then look for the AddOn directory and even make the directory if it is missing. Have you tried deleting your minion.xml and restarting Minion, its possible yours is a little messed up (can only guess with out looking at it)?

If after you've deleted or renamed your minion.xml and its still not working can you please post your new minion.xml and minion0.log? http://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236

Xsorus 07/21/14 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dolby (Post 10671)
Yes it was fixed awhile ago. We now search for the ESO game installs (NA, EU, PTS) and if they are found we then look for the AddOn directory and even make the directory if it is missing. Have you tried deleting your minion.xml and restarting Minion, its possible yours is a little messed up (can only guess with out looking at it)?

If after you've deleted or renamed your minion.xml and its still not working can you please post your new minion.xml and minion0.log? http://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236

deleted the xml, that worked, thank ya

Loomina 01/25/15 01:57 PM

Sigh...
I have followed your Install/Setup Instructions carefully....many times !!
I have installed/unistalled Minion many times.,..
I have deleted minion.xml
Nothing I do works..so far
I am not a computer nerd though I am pretty computer savy.
When it comes to "Find AddOn Folder" I get a list of Drives C D E
G & H to look in ....but nowhere does the AddOn folder appear, unlike
the pic in your instructions.
I am using Win8 64bit.
I would really appreciate your help.
Thankyou. *_*

Seerah 01/25/15 08:48 PM

Are you *certain* you're looking in the Documents folder and not the My Documents folder?

/edit: addons are located at this location: http://www.esoui.com/forums/faq.php?..._howto_install

dst1983 02/12/15 01:29 PM

I have the same problem
 
I have the same problem , my documents folder is for eso but on drive D: / . for reasons of space

Dolby 02/12/15 04:25 PM

Minion doesnt really support auto detection of AddOn folders not in the default documents folder location for ESO. That is something in the works.

If you already have a listing for the ESO game but its just saving the addons in the wrong location just change the path under the options tab. Make sure to click on the last folder so that the full path is displayed at the bottom of the window before you hit select.

If the game doesnt show for you at all you can manually enter the game into Minion. Just press the Add Game button, select Elder Scrolls Online, then navigate to the path where your AddOn folder is now. Then make sure to click the last folder so the full path is listed at the bottom. Then just hit the select button and you should be good to go.

dst1983 02/13/15 05:15 AM

I've found that it's probably because of my documents folder, minion always tries to create the folders and files on the C drive but the data is on the D drive with me
I have solved the problem with a symbolic link.

TriangularCabbage 06/04/15 03:42 PM

Why just help plz
 
FIXED it , earlier i had a problem and now its fixed and i dont know how to delete this comment

Dirtyozma 07/26/15 05:58 AM

minion is not working
 
I have re downloaded this so many times and still doesnt work i have tried deleting the xml i have selected the folder of eso then live then addons and it does nothing how do i fix this?????

Baertram 08/04/15 06:37 AM

Manually install 1 addon by downloading it here, put it into the addons folder.
Check the addons FAQ/Help here in the forum to see where and how: http://www.esoui.com/forums/faq.php?...em#faq_install

Restart Minion and select the addon folder again. Does it work now?

kingdust 07/10/16 04:48 PM

I had ESO installed through Steam.
The folder wasn't being found, even when I manually added it.
I tried deleting the .xml file.

What did work for me:
In settings you can select the folder search depth that Minion will use to find the folder.
I moved this up to a depth of 6.
I then clicked force Minion to redetect addOns.
Closed Minion.
Ran Minion.
Folder was found.

Hope this helps :) :banana:

Okay the CORRECT path was C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\AddOns\
Notice that path is Documents, not My Documents.
I noticed this was stated before, but when I go into Windows Explorer and navigate to
C:\Users\<username>\ there is a My Documents displayed in there, but not Documents.
Specifically, Windows displays the Documents folder as "My Documents", but the folder name is literally "Documents".
That was my point of error.

[email protected] 08/02/16 03:02 PM

Ugh!
 
So it forces me to manually find the addons folder in Minions. Even though I have pointed to C:\Users\< username >\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\addons or C:\Users\< username >\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\ it still gives me a blank page. Any ideas?

Dolby 08/02/16 09:34 PM

Not sure. There might be some info in the minion.log. Attach it here and I can take a look if you like.

[email protected] 08/03/16 08:30 AM

Sooooo. I just opened my laptop and tried again. It worked. Weird!

AlchemicalSolution 08/19/16 04:47 AM

Help please
 
I get a blank page when I manually find the AddOn folder.

I can't locate a minion.xml or minion.log file in the folder that the minion app is saved to

I tried manually installing an addon from this site, there were already a couple of working ones installed (I just downloaded Minion because I can't get skyshard to work) made no difference

I don't know what to do

I'm finding the AddOn folder fine, I know it's in Documents and not My Documents.

I'm doing this on two machines, mine and my girlfriend's and having the same issue on both

UPDATE - Restarting the computers seems to have fixed the issue in both cases, maybe add a line in the instructions advising a system restart after installation or as a first attempt to fix the 'blank screen' issue

chronos1981 09/16/17 10:22 AM

Run it as admin worked for me.

cookingbaconsl 09/18/17 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingdust (Post 27738)
I had ESO installed through Steam.
The folder wasn't being found, even when I manually added it.
I tried deleting the .xml file.

What did work for me:
In settings you can select the folder search depth that Minion will use to find the folder.
I moved this up to a depth of 6.
I then clicked force Minion to redetect addOns.
Closed Minion.
Ran Minion.
Folder was found.

Hope this helps :) :banana:

.

Cool! This fix worked for me!

[email protected] 11/17/17 11:15 AM

Same Issue
 
I seriously have to register an account because I can't even use your software? The addon folder isnt being detected. I show it the folder and it keeps asking me to do it over and over and over again. Common guys.

rarz 04/02/18 11:41 PM

Fixed
 
Hit the configure button and bump up the directory depth. 4 is not enough if you're using a steam install of the game for example..

Zylith 08/20/18 04:40 PM

all you have to do is create a text file in the AddOns folder called AddOns.txt leave it blank but minion looks for that file in the log. Hope it helps :)

djeki 09/09/18 04:30 AM

I also had this problem in Windows 10 and had only one blank field in the program. The program must be started as an administrator. Then it works correctly.

Sammica 12/10/18 01:49 PM

Doesnt work
 
I have ESO installed through steam, cant find the addon folder anywhere on my drive. I tried looking in the Documents folder that was mentioned in this thread, not there, not in the steam's ESO folder anywhere. So minion cant find it even with turning it to 6 and I cant manually add it because i cant find it lol.

sirinsidiator 12/10/18 02:24 PM

Try to copy the following command into your start menu:
Code:

explorer /e,::{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}
This should open a new explorer window in the documents folder which contains the "Elder Scrolls Online" folder. When you right-click on it and select properties, it should show you the correct path.

Sammica 12/10/18 02:42 PM

Thank you so much! that worked!

brassrod 01/21/19 02:05 PM

I've tried all these recommendations. Unfortunately I can't use minion at all. I have a rather complex home network and my PC is a member of a Windows domain. Does it not account for the change in path for domain joined machines?

Domain joined machines use for example:

C:\Users\username.domain\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\AddOns

if I manually download the addon and place it in the directory it works fine.

From the logs:

DEBUG 2019-01-21 13:07:44,174 [Thread-17] gg.minion.service.AddOnDetectionService:interrogateDirs(333): interrogating TOC: C:\Users\user.domain\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\AddOns\VotansMiniMap_v1.4.14\VotansMiniMap_v1.4.14.txt
DEBUG 2019-01-21 13:07:44,175 [Thread-17] gg.minion.service.AddOnDetectionService:interrogateDirs(380): Toc not found for: C:\Users\user.domain\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\AddOns\VotansMiniMap_v1.4.14\VotansMiniMap_v1.4.14.txt
DEBUG 2019-01-21 13:07:44,176 [JavaFX Application Thread] gg.minion.util.ProgressManager:lambda$null$1(37): Adding GamInstall ''ESO-1'' to ProgressManager.

Baertram 01/21/19 03:48 PM

This folder is wrong:
Code:

AddOns\VotansMiniMap_v1.4.14
Did you maybe download and extract the file manually and thus the ZIP name was "VotansMiniMap_v1.4.14.zip" and the folder was created this way?

Remove it as Minion tries to read the txt file, which does not exist, and then hangs!
The folder must be only "AddOns\VotansMiniMap"

Batucada 10/11/19 10:48 PM

Minion not recognizing ESO addons
 
When I check Minion, it says I have no addons for ESO. ESO shows the addons and they work fine. How can I correct this so I can update addons as needed? :confused:

Baertram 10/12/19 03:44 AM

Did you read the sticky forum post about Minion troubleshooting?
If not, please do so and follow the steps there.

In addition:
-Set in Minion's settings (gear icon at top right corner) has set the scan depth to higher subfolder level.
-Disable Microsoft OneDrive or move documents folder from OneDrive back to normal C:\users\windows user name folder

Elysida 01/01/20 03:22 PM

I was having this trouble as well so I analyzed the issue on my PC. I am running Windows 10 Enterprise (1809) and I did the default install of both Minion and ESO. When I found where ESO had placed the addon folder it is not in the location specified in the information you have posted. For my install it is here:
C:\Users\Home\Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\AddOns

I could not get Minions to accept that location no matter how many times I followed the instructions here to delete the minion file and run it as admin.

After some additional trouble shooting I got it to work by using these steps:

1) Close ESO and Minion
2) Manually download one mod (I used Map Pins because it is a simple install
a) Create a folder in the AddIns Directory named appropriate for the mod you have (for Map Pins the folder should be called MapPins)
b) Copy all of the files in the zip folder into the MapPins folder
3) Delete the minion.xml file (Mine was located in C:\Users\Home\.minion folder)
4) Start ESO and log in. Make sure that the Map Pins Add on is showing in the Add Ons section of ESO and it has a check mark to the left indicating that it is to be loaded. Select a character and press play. (This creates the AddOnSettings.txt file in the AddOns folder.
5) Close ESO
6) Start Minion and stop when it asks you to search for ESO or Warcraft.
7) Use the gear icon in the top right of the minion screen to go to settings.
8) On the folder Depth section set this to a value several greater than the number of folder names in the path to your AddOns folder (I used 10 even though my explorer only shows I had 6 folder names. It would not work with it set at 6). Save the settings and it will take you back to the search screen.
9) I then allowed Minion to use the default settings and agreed to continue on each screen.

Minion then detected my ESO install and found the Map Pins files. It works fine for me now. Some of the steps above may not be necessary but this is what worked for me.

Kronn8 05/23/20 05:45 PM

After I changed the search depth to 6 and closed the ESO launcher, it was able to detect my Addon directory.

spooky 05/28/20 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chronos1981 (Post 32637)
Run it as admin worked for me.

This worked for me. :D

Baertram 05/28/20 08:12 PM

Just in case you did not see it:
https://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8082

Each forum got (or can have) sticky threads and posts at the top.
Search there first if you look for answers to re-occuring problems, or at least problems that might others got as well.


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