Minecraft featured
Image by Mojang studios

Every Way to Fix Minecraft Mods Not Downloading

Find a way to fix your favorite mods not downloading and working in Minecraft.

Minecraft gets on a whole other level when it’s modded up, and everyone who’s tried it knows it. However, the process of modding can be complex and often full of errors and other troubles. That’s why I decided to dive into the topic and help you fix Minecraft mods not downloading.

Recommended Videos

How to Fix Minecraft Mods Not Downloading?

There can be a number of reasons why your Minecraft mods aren’t downloading. Here are the things you need to check first:

  • Check whether your Internet connection is stable.
  • See if your game is up to date.
  • See if the mod is up to date.
  • See if the mod is being downloaded from an official site or other reliable source.
  • Make sure you’re not using Minecraft Education, as it’s not compatible with mods.
  • Make sure that Minecraft isn’t down for maintenance or otherwise.

How to Fix Minecraft Mods Not Working?

Minecraft mods not downloading
Image by Mojang studios

If you’ve managed to download the mod for Minecraft but can’t get it to run, there are more than a few problems that can occur there. Check out the list below for all fixes.

  • Restart your device.
  • Restart the game.
  • Not all Minecraft versions can be modded easily. For example, Minecraft Java Edition and Minecraft Pocket Edition are much more mod-friendly than other versions.
  • Check your mods directory and make sure that your mod (.jar file) is correctly pasted in the following folder – C> User> USERNAME> AppData> Roaming> .minecraft> mods.
  • Make sure you’re playing the official game, not a pirated version or anything else unofficial.

Keep in mind that to run mods, you need something called a modloader. The two most popular ones for Minecraft are Fabric and Forge. When you’re encountering an issue with mods, make sure that the mod version corresponds to the modloader version. Also, often running these two side by side will cause mods not to work and/ or crash. However, if you’re willing to go the extra mile, these two modloaders can work together.

How Can Forge and Fabric Work at the Same Time?

The two most popular modloaders for Minecraft have caused many issues for players in the past, but there is a fix that can make them work together now. What you need to do is:

  1. Install Forge loader.
  2. Download Sinytra Connector (try a couple of versions if the latest one doesn’t work for you).
  3. Download Forgified Fabric API (try a couple of versions if the latest one doesn’t work for you).
  4. Move Sinytra and Forged Fabric API to your mods folder (C:> User> USERNAME> AppData> Roaming> .minecraft> mods).
  5. Run the game.

And there you have it. I believe I covered everything that can happen to Minecraft lovers who embrace modding! If you’re looking for more interesting articles for mods, check out our top 10 best Item mods and top 10 best Quality of Life mods for the game.


GameSkinny is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article How to Get the Aang Skin in Fortnite (& Avatar State Aang)
Official promo poster for Aang skin and lego fortnite version beside it
Read Article How to Get the Appa Glider in Fortnite
Official Appa Glider promo, Appa on decorative backround
Read Article Where to Get All Bending Scrolls in Fortnite
Bending Scrolls: earth, fire, air, and water, official promo image
Read Article All Changes Operation Guns DLC Brings to Vampire Survivors
Vampire Survivors and Contra crossover
Read Article All Elemental Shrine Locations in Fortnite
Water shrine with icy landscape around it
Related Content
Read Article How to Get the Aang Skin in Fortnite (& Avatar State Aang)
Official promo poster for Aang skin and lego fortnite version beside it
Read Article How to Get the Appa Glider in Fortnite
Official Appa Glider promo, Appa on decorative backround
Read Article Where to Get All Bending Scrolls in Fortnite
Bending Scrolls: earth, fire, air, and water, official promo image
Read Article All Changes Operation Guns DLC Brings to Vampire Survivors
Vampire Survivors and Contra crossover
Read Article All Elemental Shrine Locations in Fortnite
Water shrine with icy landscape around it
Author
Djordje Ivanovic
Đorđe Ivanović (Djordje Ivanovic) is a writer that has been with GameSkinny from 2024. He has a BA in Journalism and five years of professional writing experience behind him, with a recent personal focus on gaming and technology niches. His interests include WWII games, puzzle games, Path of Exile, Overwatch and other live service games. In his free time, you will find this adamant fan of Dota solving some sort of escape room games, and getting familiar with board gaming.