World of Warcraft – How to install AddOns

Posted on May 5 2013 - 8:05pm by Cody Labelle

World of Warcraft – How to install AddOns

1. Download your chosen addon

2. Extract the files to a folder on your desktop.

3. Open your WoW folder.

If using a PC, the typical default install path is: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft

If using a Macintosh, the typical default install path is: Macintosh Main HD (or whatever you renamed it to, if you did)/Applications/World of Warcraft

4. In the WoW folder, create a new folder called Interface (if it doesn’t already exist)

5. Open that folder, create another one inside it, called AddOns (again, if it doesn’t already exist)

6. Open the AddOns folder

7. Copy the files from the folder on your desktop into the AddOns folder

8. Your final path should look like:


C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\< ModAFolderName >\< files >
C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\< ModBFolderName >\< files >
C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\< ModCFolderName >\< files >


Macintosh HD/Applications/World of Warcraft/Interface/Addons/< ModAFolderName >/< files >
Macintosh HD/Applications/World of Warcraft/Interface/Addons/< ModBFolderName >/< files >
Macintosh HD/Applications/World of Warcraft/Interface/Addons/ < ModCFolderNaem >/< files >

(where < ModAFolder > < .B. > < .C. > are the names of the actual folders that the mods create)

9. Log into game. At the character select screen, there should be an “AddOns” button in the lower left corner. Click on that. If any of the mods in the list that pops up say “out of date” or some such, choose the “Load Outdated AddOns” option.

10. Log the rest of the way into game, you should be up and running now.