Needing a little help troubleshooting this problem. I have the latest version of Nexus Mod Manager with the intent to mod Skyrim with all its massive collection of content from the community. I have used the Mod Manager in the past, but only recently had any issues. Lately, when I try to tell the Mod Manager to connect to Skyrim, I get the following error:

"You are missing D:\Games\steamapps\common\The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim\Data\Upate.esm. Please verify your game installation and ensure D:\Games\steamapps\common\The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim\Data\Upate.esm is present."

Here are the actions I have attempted so far to try and fix this:

  • Verify my game installation through steam
  • Updated my NMM, Skyrim installation, and drivers
  • Navigate to the file myself and verify that "Update.esm" was present in that location
  • Used programs like LOOT and Wyre Bash that also clarified I had a working Update.esm file
  • Uninstalled what mods I had from NMM, Steam Workshop, and separate mods I installed on my own

Any advice would be great! Thank you!

  • Are you running NMM as an Administrator? – pushasha Feb 10 '17 at 22:43
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    I assume "Upate.esm" is a typo? – Fluidized Pigeon Reactor Feb 14 '17 at 10:55
  • This seems very odd to me. The directory should be ...\steamapps\common\**skyrim**\Data\Update.esm. At least, that's what I have on my computer. – Kevin Jun 5 '18 at 17:44

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