I downloaded Minecraft Forge, searched %Appdata%, went to .minecraft, but there was no 'mods' folder.

What do I do? I really want to play the Pixelmon mod.

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    You should be able to just add a folder called mods in your .minecraft folder. If forge is running properly, it should load those mods. If not, then it won't affect anything. Let me know if this works.
    – Unionhawk
    Commented Aug 24, 2014 at 1:20
  • Why the down votes? It's a simple question, but a legitimate one.
    – DBS
    Commented Aug 24, 2014 at 23:31
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    @DBS I believe it is due to the lack of information provided in this question. The Question is also not quite nicely phrased.
    – DarkDestry
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 14:19

2 Answers 2


Just add a folder and call it mods. That should do it :)


You won't have a mods folder by default as the mods folder is only used by a mod or mods for Minecraft, namely modloaders (such as the aforementioned Forge) or meta-mods and mods requiring a mod dependency or dependencies, not by the vanilla Minecraft itself. The vanilla game doesn't support mods placed in the mods folder, only when a modloader mod is installed that is designed to look in this folder for mods that it can then load.

Therefore, you will need to create this folder yourself. Older modloaders used to create this folder for you, but this is no longer the case as of quite a while ago (no citable source).

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