I am trying to set up a profile for 1.4.7 Forge, but I am having some trouble. I know Forge will load the AppData's mods folder, but I want to contain it to an certain folder, 1.4.7 Modded for example. How would I go about creating the 1.4.7 Forge Profile and installing the FML to a specfic folder (1.4.7 Modded). Any help would be appreciated.

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There are profiles for a reason, install 1.4.7 first, then run the automatic forge installer. Install the mods into that folder. You cannot customize the folder name without going into the code and changing the file directory name.

  • Forge versions that come before the profile launcher don't have installers. They only come with files that you extract into the minecraft.jar of the version you wish to use, however you can't have modded profiles like 1.2.5 because Forge will try to read the newer mods in the mods folder in .minecraft. Nov 18, 2014 at 18:34
  • I want to have multiple modded minecraft versions before the 1.6 version, but having a shared mods folder won't allow me to do that. Nov 18, 2014 at 18:35
  • I've moved the comment to an answer. Feb 27, 2015 at 4:56

I know this sounds like a bit of an annoying process - you'll have to do it every time you want to play a different modded version - but why not try this: Have separate folders outside of .minecraft for all of your mods which require different versions of Minecraft. When you want to play a certain version of Minecraft with mods installed, move them over to the mods folder inside .minecraft, and play. When you're done playing or want to change versions, swap them out.

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