4 Ways to Fix Resource Pack Not Showing in Minecraft

Minecraft is a timeless game that has a lot to offer, especially when you start exploring mods and resource packs. As you delve deeper into the game, you’ll discover that there’s so much more to it than meets the eye.

Most Minecraft players spend a considerable amount of time playing the game, and eventually, they feel the urge to modify it. It’s rare to find a Minecraft veteran who hasn’t used a resource pack or mod before.

However, there are times when resource packs fail to show up, and this can be frustrating for players. They demand quick answers and solutions to the problem but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Below, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide that will help you troubleshoot this issue and get your resource packs up and running in no time.

Fix Minecraft Resource Pack Not Showing

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1. Check the Resource Pack Compatibility

When it comes to downloading mods and resource packs for games like Minecraft, it is crucial to keep in mind that the files may not work with your current game version. This is applicable not just to Minecraft but to any game.

Therefore, before downloading a resource pack, it is essential to ensure that it is compatible with your Minecraft version. If not, either it will not work at all, or you will have to “downgrade” your game to access the pack.

For instance, if you are downloading from resourcepack, you can check the bottom of the pack description to find the list of game versions that the files are compatible with, as shown in the screenshot below. This will help you confirm the compatibility of the resource pack with your Minecraft version.

It is essential to note that this is also applicable to other resource packs, and the information regarding compatibility is likely available on different parts of the website. So, ensure to check for this information before downloading any resource pack.

If you have already downloaded a resource pack, and it is not compatible with your game’s version, it is recommended to uninstall the mod or re-download the correct version from the developer’s website if available.

However, if the files seem to be compatible with your game’s version, but you are still experiencing problems where they are not showing up on the list, try other solutions provided below.

2. Properly Uncompress the Resource Packs

When obtaining a Minecraft resource pack, it is common for the files to be compressed in an archived file with the .rar file extension. This compression allows for easier downloading and better organization as compressed files take up less space.

However, before being able to use these files, they must be unpacked using a program such as WinRAR.

Novice Minecraft modders often make the mistake of copying the resource packs without extracting the files first. As a result, the game cannot read what is inside the archived file, and the pack does not show up in the list of available resource packs.

This issue can be easily resolved by correctly unpacking the files. To learn how to do this, follow the steps below:

1. Download the resource pack and place it on your desktop. Most likely, it will come in an archived file with the .rar file extension, and you will need to unpack it.

2. If you already have WinRAR installed on your computer, double-click the archived file, and it will open. Then, left-click the main folder within and drag it onto your desktop. This action will extract that folder from the archived file.

3. Next, you must place the folder you just extracted into your Minecraft resource pack folder.

To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Open Minecraft on your computer and navigate to the Options panel.
  • Click on Resource Packs and then on Open Resource Pack Folder.

This action will open the resource pack folder in Windows Explorer, where you need to place the folder you unpacked earlier (the main resource pack file folder). You can do this by dragging the folder from your desktop into the folder using your mouse.

4. Once you complete these steps, the resource pack should show up in the list of available packs in-game.

If you still have trouble understanding this process after reading our written instructions, refer to this helpful video that should simplify things even further.

Note: Certain users have reported that certain Resource Packs may require a specific method to be installed in your Minecraft resource pack folder. The recommended method involves pasting the files directly into the resource pack folder in an archived file format such as .rar, without extracting the main folder from the archive. We suggest that you try this method if you encounter any issues with the installation process.

If none of the aforementioned methods prove to be effective, we recommend moving on to the next solution outlined below.

3. Remove the .txt extension

If you are attempting to use a resource pack that includes a “.mcmeta.txt” file, you may encounter a problem where it fails to appear in-game. However, this issue can be easily resolved by removing the “.txt” extension from the file. Here, we will guide you through the simple process to do so.

As “.txt” files are primarily text-based, they can be accessed using a text editor program like Notepad.

1. Firstly, open the file in Notepad, then navigate to the top-left corner of the screen and select “File“.

2. From the options that appear, select “Save As“. In the “File name:” field, delete the “.txt” extension, and in the “Save as type:” field, select “All Files” instead of “Text Documents”.

3. Finally, choose a location to save the file and click “Save“.

Now that the resource pack file no longer has a “.txt” extension, it will appear in-game and can be used as intended.

4. Reinstall the Resource Pack

If you have attempted all of the aforementioned steps and are still experiencing issues with the resource pack, the only remaining solution is to uninstall and reinstall it. This will provide a clean slate for the resource pack and may resolve any errors that were encountered.

To uninstall the resource pack, simply locate it in your game’s resource pack menu and select “Remove” or “Delete“. Then, proceed to download and install the resource pack once again.

For a more detailed guide on how to uninstall and reinstall resource packs, please refer to the instructional video embedded below.

minecraft How to delete and reinstall texture packs (Windows 10 Xbox one nintendo switch android)

We hope this guide has been helpful in resolving your issue.

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