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I don't have a minecraft folder. I've looked through forums and videos, followed all the steps. I just don't have one. I have windows 7, and I have "view hidden files" turned on. I have look in the roaming folder of my app data folder, with hidden files turned on. I want to find my folder so I can install a mod, could someone please tell me why my folder isn't showing up?

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I Know why everyone is having such a hard time and its so simple, Its not "minecraft" its ".minecraft"! Most people are missing out the "." at the start of "minecraft" :D – user24098 Apr 18 '12 at 15:59
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If you've run Minecraft on your machine, then you do have a .minecraft folder. It can be a bit tricky to find. Here's an easy way to get to it:

  1. Launch Minecraft.
  2. Select "Options"
  3. Select "Resource Packs..."
  4. Select "Open resource pack folder"
  5. Go up one level
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Dammit @badp, beat me to it. – GnomeSlice Aug 25 '11 at 20:55
@John And I was playing engie watching two nests at the same time while I wrote that answer – badp Aug 25 '11 at 20:56

To get to the .minecraft folder, you can always just open Run from the start menu and type %appdata%\.minecraft\, then click Run. It'll open your minecraft folder.

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Go to %appdata% and search for Minecraft, then open the bin folder and click on a folder named minecraft. Search for META-INF, delete that folder and then put your mod in the Minecraft folder and rename it minecraft.jar.

For Mac go to Library > Applications Support > Minecraft then do the same thing above

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