Minion hardcodes Documents folder
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08/11/21, 10:37 AM
Join Date: Mar 2014
I'm using OneDrive's built-in feature to backup my Documents folder, this works by moving the folder inside my OneDrive folder. The end result of this is that my Documents folder is located at C:\Users\<user>\OneDrive\Documents. Most programs deal with this fine but some, such as Minion, hard code the Documents folder location to be in C:\Users\<user>\Documents.
It's a known problem and ESO is not supporting this, it's not Minion! ESO won't read your documents/live/AddOns folder anymore as it was moved to OneDrive and thus all addons are missing/not found anymore.
You need to disable this OneDrive documents backup OR use something like Symlink/MKlink for windows to redirect your c:\users\...\documents\elder scrolls online folder to your OneDrive folder. And even then it might trouble ESO. You can easily check this by adding addons to your documents folder and check if ES shows and updates the SavedVariables etc. properly ingame. If it works you are one of the small amount of lucky guys wher eit does
In fact YOU specify the addons folder within Minion yourself, as you define the game and it's addons folder! So if you try to point it to the OneDrive folder it should work, or maybe could. But as one can easily point it to something like d:\documents (after moving the documents folder) this should work as well as long as OneDrive is not blocking the access. So maybe Minion needs to be started with admin / priviledged rights then.
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