I see everyone using mods in Minecraft go into their File Explorer, type in %appdata% in the top search bar, and then in that folder they have a Minecraft folder in which there should be a mod file (you can make your own mod folder). The thing is that I can't find the Minecraft folder in `%appdata%.
Does anyone know what could be wrong?

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    Are your files and folders set to hidden? To check, go to Start, type "file explorer options", hit enter, go to the 'View' tab, and, under 'Hidden Files and Folders', select 'Show hidden files, folders, and drives'. Now navigate to %appdata% again and see if the .minecraft folder shows up. – Joachim Jan 18 '20 at 10:53
  • This isn't how minecraft modding works, at least not nowadays. As you're on 1.14, try using fabric with something like multimc. – Ave Jan 18 '20 at 10:53
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    @Ave The described procedure is for Forge. And yes, Forge still exists and is used. – Fabian Röling Jan 18 '20 at 12:05
  • ...are you sure you have launched a copy of minecraft before? – Corsaka Sep 11 '20 at 8:46

Go in here:


Make sure you turned on hidden items.

For turn on hidden items, go in your file explorer and click the "View" in top of the screen and then turn on "Hidden items".

  • Could you clarify? How do you "turn on hidden files"? Don't assume that the OP will be able to connect the dots themselves. Assume that they don't know anything, because answers are for the whole community, not just the OP, and there will probably be some people coming across this who don't know anything. – ExpertCoder14 Sep 11 '20 at 1:30
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    The only hidden folder is the AppData folder, though. They can't find .minecraft, which isn't hidden. – Corsaka Sep 11 '20 at 8:45

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