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06/17/20, 12:48 PM   #1
jsynoski
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AddOns directory names are case sensitive

After the last LibMapPins update I started getting error popups from LoreBooks. When I went to the Installed section of Minion I noticed that LoreBooks was missing. Went to Find More and LoreBooks claimed it needed installing, so I did and error went away.


Back in Minion, LoerBooks was still not showing up as Installed. Checked the log file and it told me that it could not find a "LoreBooks" directory. Went to my AddOns directory and there was a "Lorebooks", Changed it to "LoreBooks" and it now shows up under Installed.

Not sure how the directory got renamed but for some reason Minion requires that directories are case sensitive.
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06/17/20, 01:33 PM   #2
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It's not Minion that requires the dir and txt files in teh dir to be named EXACTLY (case senseitive) the same, but the ingame addon manager as well!
ESO would not find Lorebooks/LoreBook.txt properly if not both are named exactly the same.
Minion just adopts to this as it is set by the game.

But the question is: How did the folder get renamed for you.
Did you manually install it once and downloaded a zip file where the zip filename was Lorebooks and not LoreBooks, and you kept it that way after extracting?
Or did you only use Minion and the last updates of the addon were somehow containing the foldername in the zip wrong?

I've checked the last 5 zip files on esoui and they all contain the corerct "LoreBooks" folder in the zip file so I don't think it could have been Minion.
It's working since 2014 for me without ever having changed a folder name in the extracted zip files. It just downloads->extracts->use 1:1 coming from the zip.

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06/17/20, 03:15 PM   #3
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I don't know about Minion but my own Lorebooks folder is just that and with LoreBooks.txt as manifest. Pretty sure ESO doesn't care about it
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06/17/20, 03:57 PM   #4
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I was told it cares and I had trouble in the past (2 years ago) where WishList was written Wishlist and not recognized as the txt was called WishList.txt.
Maybe it changed meanwhile, would be good.
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06/17/20, 06:59 PM   #5
jsynoski
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Have no idea how the directory rename occurred. I've used LoreBooks for years and I know that Minion has updated it.
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