How to Fix Missing Addon Folders within World of Warcraft

Good morning! Today’s post is for the lovely readers that may not be following me on Twitter. If you’ve been experiencing issues with Addons, either the folders have gone missing or Addons not updating as intended since Shadowlands released, like the issues I’ve added below, then follow the simple fix.

My issues were regarding the Addon client WoWUp and the Addons AzerothAutoPilot and BigWigs. These were working when Shadowlands released but have recently had their dependant folders deleted and the remaining folders still within the game. I did not do this! If you’re experiencing the same or with different Addons or via a different client, the resolution should be the same.


The Fix:

Exit World of Warcraft to prevent any issues.

Start WoWUp or your preferred Addons client.

Make sure you have Retail selected (or your desired version of World of Warcraft)

Find the Addon that isn’t working/updating as intended; right-click the Addon and select reinstall as shown below.

Log back into World of Warcraft, bring up the Addons panel and select the Addons that you’ve reinstalled and /reloadui to complete your changes.

Voila, the Addons will have had their missing folders reinstalled and should work/update properly once again.

I hope this helps! Please consider sharing to help your fellow players.

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