I tried to use a different folder for the resource packs so I could store them elsewhere and then use a symbolic link to the resource pack folder but Minecraft doesn't see zip files within the symbolic linked directory.

This wouldn't really be relevant, except that I am in the process of stitching a bunch of resource packs together so its nice to be able to test them after I make an edit.

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As far as I know, there is no way linking another folder to the default resource pack.

But you can make a folder and paste all your resource packs in it.

You can save the current resource pack folder on your desktop and when you are done testing your new resource packs you can get them back.

After you did it just move the folder into the .minecraft folder and replace the current resource packs folder.

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