How to Install WoW Classic Addons?

1- Exit World of Warcraft completely

2- Download the addon you want to install

  • Make a folder on your desktop called “My Addons”
  • Save the .zip/.rar files to this folder.
  • If, when you try to download the file, it automatically “opens”, you need to RIGHT click on the link and “save as…” or “Save Target As”.

3- Extract the file – commonly known as ‘unzipping’ – Do this ONE FILE AT A TIME!

  • Windows
    • Windows XP has a built in ZIP extractor. Double click on the file to open it, inside should be the file or folders needed. Copy these outside to the “My Addons” folder.
    • WinRAR: Right click the file, select “Extract Here”
    • WinZip: You MUST make sure the option to “Use Folder Names” is CHECKED or it will just extract the files and not make the proper folders how the Authors designed.
  • Mac Users
    • StuffitExpander: Double click the archive to extract it to a folder in the current directory.

4- Verify your WoW Installation Path

  • That is where you are running WoW from and THAT is where you need to install your addons.

5- Move to the Addon folder

  • Open your World of Warcraft folder. (default is C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\)
  • Go into the “Interface” folder.
  • Go into the “AddOns” folder.
  • In a new window, open the “My Addons” folder.
  • The “My Addons” folder should have the “Addonname” folder in it.
  • Move the “Addonname” folder into the “AddOns” folder.

6- Start World of Warcraft

7- Make sure AddOns are installed

  • Log in.
  • At the Character Select screen, look in lower left corner for the “addons” button.
  • If button is there: make sure all the addons you installed are listed and make sure “load out of date addons” is checked.
  • If the button is NOT there: means you did not install the addons properly. Look at the above screenshots. Try repeating the steps or getting someone who knows more about computers than you do to help.
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Problèmes connus :

The should be saved in a single level folder. One of the most common reason that UI's wont load is that there is a sub-folder inside the Custom UI Folder

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/ < ModCFolderName >/< files >

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

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