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How to download and install Minecraft Texture Packs

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Welcome to a beginner-friendly tutorial on how to download and install Minecraft Texture Packs! Texture packs are a fun and easy way to modify your world! By now, you've heard of and probably even seen Texture Packs on PMC, but you were never sure how to get them into your world. This simple, easy to follow guide will have you playing your favorite game with an entirely different experience in a matter of minutes! Let's get started!

What are Texture Packs?

Texture Packs change in-game textures of the GUI, mobs, items, and...blocks! Some packs change all of these, while others change just one or two. You'll find packs that change the native resolution of 16x16 to higher resolution "HD" textures while others will stay true to the native resolution. Some will change your world to mimic a video game, while others will have you playing in a pastel world. There are SO many different texture packs out there, you'll be sure to find one that suits you!

Some Texture Packs support the latest snapshot of Minecraft, while others support older versions, so you'll want to be sure to choose a pack that's compatible with the version your using. Navigate to the Texture Pack section of Planet Minecraft, and you'll see that you can easily sort by Category, Resolution, Game Version and more! Select the appropriate game version and browse thousands of different packs.

Are Texture Packs the same thing as Minecraft Resource Packs?

Well, yes! There is no difference between Minecraft Texture Packs and Minecraft Resource Packs. In Java Edition 1.6 texture packs were replaced with resource packs - which not only change the textures of the game, but also things like sounds, music, language files, fonts, splash texts and more.

For this tutorial, we're using Ignaf's Quadral Texture Pack. We love the vibrancy of this pack, and it's resolution stays true to Vanilla, which we really like too.

1. Click "↓ Download Texture Pack".

How to download and install Minecraft Texture Packs

2. A window will pop up. Make sure you have "Save File" selected, and then click "OK".
** IF you're directed to ADFly, we recommend reading this tutorial by Azie before moving on. **

How to download and install Minecraft Texture Packs

3. Open up Minecraft and click on "Options..."
How to download and install Minecraft Texture Packs

4. Click "Resource Packs...."

5.Then, click on "Open Resource Pack Folder"

6. The resourcepacks subfolder of .minecraft will pop up. In a separate window, open up your Downloads folder (where you saved your pack). Drag and drop the file from your Downloads folder to your resourcepacks folder.

7. Close both windows. You won't see your pack available yet; click "Done".

8. Click "Resource Packs..." for a second time.

9. You should see your texture pack over in the left hand column. Hover, and click on the triangle/arrow pointing to the right.

If your pack DOES NOT show up

If your pack does not show up, try extracting the folder and adding that folder to resourcepacks.

To unzip: Right click on the zipped file and select "Extract all". A window will pop up showing you your extracted file. Drag and drop that file onto your desktop. THIS is the folder you will put into your resourcepacks folder. Refer to step 6.

10. Your pack should now be in the right hand column. Click "Done"

11. Your pack will be loaded, and you'll see the change in the next menu. Click "Done" on that menu.

Ta-da! Are you ready for a whole new world?

Are you ready to experience the game on a whole different level now? WolfieTundra's collection contains 108 Awesome Packs you should check out!

Questions? Comments? Have a favorite pack you want to suggest? Let us know below! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and easy to follow!
CreditIgnaf, Wolfie Tundra, Azie

1 Update Logs

Update #1 : by PMC 03/28/2021 1:29:26 pmMar 28th, 2021

A lot of members were having issues with their packs not showing up.
After some troubleshooting it seems some packs need to be unzipped first. Added instructions under step 9 on how to do this.

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04/15/2024 3:11 pm
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i dont get it how file mirrors work do i have to put it in the recource pack folder because i putted in there and nothing shows which folder do i have to put it in
03/24/2024 5:09 am
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w The only reason why I’m going to the store
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Unable to find manifest in pack.That's What I got as an error in version 1.17
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wasent help full
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ummmm, bedrock?
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any for bedrock
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hey can you do it for like IPad or no?
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What about for phone
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