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In the Data Files dialog of the Skyrim launcher, there's a checkbox titled "Load Loose Files" which is disabled by default. What does this checkbox do?

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I'm not certain, but I believe it means to load data files that aren't contained in an esp or esm file. –  Fambida Dec 1 '11 at 3:28

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Like Fambida wrote in the comments, "data files that aren't contained in an esp or esm file." - an example would be some added/changed textures like this mod: http://www.skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=193 -- basically a couple of .dds files

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