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How to Rename Items (The Easy Way) - 1.17! (1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)

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Tutorial: How to rename items in Minecraft – The Easy Way
(Currently works with version 1.8, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14 1.15, 1.16, 1.17 snapshots)

Hello there, my name is TomConn, and I've put together this tutorial. I have gathered all necessary files into one zip folder, so that you can avoid having to make new folders, make typos. etc. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial, and find it useful.
How to Rename Items (The Easy Way) - 1.17! (1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)


Step. 1

Download a .json Editor (text editor) & Choose version.



Before you can start this tutorial, you need to make sure that you have a Text Editor on your computer, which can edit .json files. This step can be skipped, but for this tutorial: We will be using Notepad++ (Coda for MAC users).

- Notepad++ 32x Bit (Windows XP, 7, 8, 10)
- Notepad++ 64x Bit (Windows XP, 7, 8, 10)
- Coda MAC / iOs

Next is to choose which version of Minecraft Java Edition you want to use. All the downloads are .ZIP folders containing the folders and files required to rename items in Minecraft.

List of available downloads:
- Notice: 1.16 only works for 1.16 and 1.16.1 - Any other version of 1.16 needs to be the 1.16.4 resources.
- Notice: 1.17 Java Edition is a Snapshot - Errors might occur


How to Rename Items (The Easy Way) - 1.17! (1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)
1.8 Resources - Java Edition

How to Rename Items (The Easy Way) - 1.17! (1.16.4, 1.15, 1.14, 1.13, 1.12, 1.8)
1.12 Resources - Java Edition


1.13 Resources - Java Edition


1.14 Resources - Java Edition


1.15 Resources - Java Edition


1.16 Resources - Java Edition


1.16.4 Resources - Java Edition


1.17 Resources - Java Edition

Once you have downloaded the version you want, move on to step. 2



Step. 2

Finding and Replacing.

Open the Resources Java (The .ZIP folder) you downloaded, and drag the folder inside that ZIP, onto your desktop. From there, open the folders in the following order:
  1. Open: Resources Pack (Version) Default
  2. Open: assets
  3. Open: minecraft
  4. Open: lang
Inside the 'lang' folder there is a .json file set to be the default US-english.
This is also the language you will have to set your game to in-game in order to make this work.

Right-click the 'en_us.json' file, and click on "Edit with Notepad++"
Once inside Notepad++, go to the top section of Notepad++ and find the button with binoculars (The 'Find' button) and click it.



Type in what item / block you want to find, and click Enter until you reach the block / item you're looking for.
Once you've found it ONLY change the name that comes after =

Example:


When you're done changing the name of the item, you can click on Save (The floppy disc in the left corner) and then close Notepad++



Step. 3

Get it into the game!

Open your Minecraft launcher, and set it to the version you chose, and load up the game.
Once you're in the Minecraft menu
Open the menu's in the following order:
  1. Options
  2. Resource packs
  3. Open Resource Packs Folder
A folder will have opened up on your screen. Drag the Resources Pack (Version) Default folder into the newly opened 'Resource packs', and close it.

Inside Minecraft, go back to Options, and back into Resource packs. There will now have appeared a resource pack.
Click on the logo to turn on the resource pack.


Before you go In-game to check the Item, MAKE SURE that your language is set to English (US)

Now go in-game and search for the re-named item.
The Item will now have changed to whatever name you've given it.

Go back to Step. 2 if you forgot any items, or if you changed your mind.

adding the pack to Minecraft for version: 1.8
The "open resourcepack folder" button is not available in Minecraft Java v. 1.8 - Therefor you have to do it in the following way: Click on the Windows button and find search menu. Then in search type in the following:

"Run"
(Notice: This will not be the programs name, if your PC's language is not set to EN (English) )


Open the Run program and type in:

  %appdata%



Click enter and open the following folders:

    1. Open: .minecraft
    2. Open: Resourcepacks

Go to your desktop and find the Resources Java (version) folder, and drag that folder into the newly opened one. This will add the Resources Java to your list of Texture-packs. Turn the texture-pack on in the game, and then go kill a few creepers by getting a skeleton to shoot them. Obtain a disc, craft a jukebox, and now you will be able to listen to your custom music, in Minecraft.



That's it!
If you have any questions, leave them in the comment section below and I will answer them as best I can.






FAQ & Common issue's

https://discord.gg/GbCZyMD


"It doesn't change the item name when I try it."
- There are two possible issue's which can cause this.
1. You might have forgotten to set your in-game language to EN_US (American English) If it's not set to that, then it won't work.
2. Depending on which version of the game you use, please double-check whether or not the " " markings are at the beginning and the end of the word you have changed.
Example: Check if it says: "item.minecraft.charcoal": "Charcoal",
Or if it says: "item.minecraft.charcoal": Charcoal,

Check the other words for this, and check if the words you've changed look like the others. If it doesn't then you've found your issue.




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04/18/2021 2:40 pm
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FarIslands
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im following the directions and i did everything but it wont show up in the resource pack menu
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04/19/2021 6:26 am
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TomConn
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Odd, could you send me a copy of your files? Then I could take a look at it at see what might be causing you problems :)
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01/30/2021 8:04 pmhistory
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Fish
FishStacks
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im having trouble, i do the tutorial like it says to do, change the file names, save them and then copy the lang folder/file to a texture pack im using, and it doesnt change in game. the lang folder is under minecraft, right next to my text. the quotations are how they were in the normal pack.

edit: nvm i was being dumb and launched the wrong version
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01/29/2021 8:53 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Blacksmith
sw0rdmas73r
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This will most definitely be useful for my own resource pack! Tysm!
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01/29/2021 9:19 am
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TomConn
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Glad to hear it helped :D
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01/18/2021 3:58 pm
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FishStacks
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question: does the 1.16.4 version work with 1.16 and 1.16.1 or no?
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01/18/2021 4:13 pm
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TomConn
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1.16 to 1.16.1 - Then you should use the 1.16 download
1.16.2+ = 1.16.4 download
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01/17/2021 6:24 pm
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Devons_Desk
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Works perfectly! Thanks
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01/17/2021 6:56 pm
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TomConn
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Glad it helped :)
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12/06/2020 4:23 am
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Silabear
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Mine doesnt work: I try to rename a sponge with {"block.minecraft.sponge": "Lucky Block"} in 1.16.4 and nothing happens.
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12/06/2020 7:46 am
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TomConn
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Have you set your in-game language to the EN_US (United States English)?
and you should try and remove the { } from the sides, and see if that doesn't make it work.

If nothing works, then add me on Discord: WeabooTom#0658 and send me your files. Then I can take a look at them and see what might be causing the error :)
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12/06/2020 7:51 am
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Silabear
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Okay, I'll try that! Thank you
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08/27/2020 6:48 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Quassonk_
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if you change any advancement names or item names, will Minecraft revoke the advancements and rename named items? thanks for the help :>
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08/28/2020 6:37 am
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TomConn
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In my testing that has not occured. If it does revoke it, then it is most likely because part of the code has been typed wrong, or the game was not set to English (US)
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08/17/2020 1:55 pm
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Wiz_Jiz
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Thank you dude :D
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08/19/2020 5:32 pm
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TomConn
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np :p I hope you create something amazing with this! :D
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08/16/2020 1:14 am
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xDrago
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I can't get it to work in 1.16, only 1.8.9. Do you know what I might be doing wrong?
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08/16/2020 9:53 am
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TomConn
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Sounds odd. Could you send me a copy of the file that you've made? That way I can take a look through it and tell you what problems I see :)
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08/18/2020 10:46 pmhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
xDrago
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Sorry for the late response, here's the pack
www.mediafire.com/file/a6h6cwuf54hq0zo/seels.zip/file
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08/19/2020 5:32 pm
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TomConn
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Thanks. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with your file, so instead I copied all your files over into a new one which... Well for some reason that worked

http://www.mediafire.com/file/sk9jefvwawyf4p4/file

One thing I did learn however is that Java 1.16.2 is considered a different version (By the pack.mcmeta file) than both 1.16.1 and 1.16. It'll say your pack is not compaitble, but I just tested, and it works just fine.
I will however, create a Resources_Pack 1.16.2 to avoid that issue.

I'm sorry I couldn't figure out what went wrong, but I'll have to keep looking another time. For now I'll just make it work for you, and then I can find the bug later on :p
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07/27/2020 11:18 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Engineer
Lego_Master_A
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I need to know how to apply names to custom blocks. I'm working on a datapack that requires a resource pack I'm making, and I have a custom model .json file that I applied to the iron block. What I'm really asking is for instructions on how to apply names to blocks with ONLY a specific custom model data. Thanks.
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07/28/2020 3:44 am
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TomConn
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As much as I would like to help, I sadly have no clue on how to do such a thing. I can give you a wild guess that might lead to a solution, but since it's a resourcepack, then you might be able to ask someone from the team behind the Conquest resourcepack. While Conquest does require optifine to display names correctly, I am aware that depending on the specific custom model data, it (with some blocks) changes it's name.
How they do it - No clue - But I would recommend testing if optifine could help with it, and if it can't then try and get in contact with someone who worked on the Conquest resourcepack.

Best of luck with it :)
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07/16/2020 7:58 pm
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Lynx Assasin
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Thank you so much for this I am making a PVP resource pack and decided I wanted to change the name of some items like I added to the water bucket (can you mlg water bucket).
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07/17/2020 8:00 am
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TomConn
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Glad to hear you found this helpful, and good luck with making your PVP pack! :D
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07/09/2020 10:54 pm
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Iceboi
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Never knew File explorer had dark mode and that you can add a animation background


Now I need a tutorial to enable dark mode and have a animation background...
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07/10/2020 5:15 am
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TomConn
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There is quite a few tutorials on it :D Found an article by How-To-Geek.
"To enable Dark Mode, head to Settings > Personalization > Colors. Scroll down and select the “Dark” option under the “Choose your app mode” section."

About the animated background - I use a program called Wallpaper Engine. I cost 3,99 EUR, but I mean... Sold some CS:GO items to get animated backgrounds :'D Totally worth it, even though I miss my Asiimov-AWP
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06/01/2020 3:48 pm
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Shovelknighthd
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I had to save it as JSON not LANG. :P
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06/01/2020 4:42 pm
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TomConn
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Oh wow... Seems that a spelling error has been in my tutorial all this time :'D Thanks for pointing it out. Well sort of ;)
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05/12/2020 4:12 am
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dreamCritting
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I can get this to work fine for 1.14 - 1.15 but when I do it for 1.9 - 1.12.2 versions it doesn't change anything, I'm using the right versions for the lang files so I'm not sure what's wrong, could you help?
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05/12/2020 4:50 am
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TomConn
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I have only been able to get it to work from 1.12 and up, so anything below that (1.11, 1.10, 1.9, 1.8 etc.) will not work. But I'll look into the 1.12.2 version :)
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04/18/2020 11:20 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
Dynomite100200
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Hey! This tutorial is great and it helped me out a bunch, but it doesn't seem to be working for me. I followed all the steps (on mac) and made sure I was using the right language in game, but it doesn't make my new names show up! I don't know if this is a problem with me or my computer? I'm running snapshot 20w15a if that helps, using the 1.15 lang file. It would be great if you could help!
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04/18/2020 3:52 pm
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TomConn
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I have been doing some testing on the 20w15a snapshot that you've used, but sadly I cannot get it to work properly with snapshots. I also attempted it on some of the earlier 1.15 snapshots to see if they would react to either the 1.14 version of the Resources_Pack, or the 1.15 version of the Resources_Pack. Sadly though... It seems that snapshots do not want to work together.

So for now, you'll most likely have to wait until 1.16 comes out, but dont worry! The day it comes out, I'll update this post, and I can send you a PM when this tutorial is updated :)
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04/18/2020 10:36 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Dynomite100200
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I was told by Bennyuwu that you fixed the file, and that seemed to fix it, so it works now. Thanks you! You made this a lot easier! ^.^
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04/18/2020 4:07 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Dynomite100200
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thanks so much! I'm looking forward to it!
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04/17/2020 4:59 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
bennyuwu
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Hey, the downloads for the Notepad++ don't seem to be working either. I'd really appreciate if this was resolved because I don't have a Mac. Thanks!
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04/17/2020 5:16 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
bennyuwu
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I got the software elsewhere, but now I am seeing that once I move the resource pack file to the minecraft resource packs folder, it doesn't show up in the in-game option. Is there a reason for this problem?
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04/18/2020 4:19 pmhistory
Level 53 : Grandmaster Slime Tamer
TomConn
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I am so sorry!
I was looking into the issue and found out why this no longer works. Mojang recently changed the code of all .lang files. I will be updating all the packs shortly. I am very sorry for to inconvenience.

Edit:
I have now updated all the packs, so it should be working now. Again: I am very sorry that I did not notice this error earlier.
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04/18/2020 10:15 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
bennyuwu
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Thanks so much! I appreciate it a lot. Me and some friends on my server are going to test it out for ourselves now :)
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04/18/2020 7:11 am
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TomConn
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Thanks for notifying me about the Notepad++ link not working. I just fixed it so that you'll be redirected to their website :)
About the pack not showing up: Could you tell me which version you're doing it for? Then I'll try and do some testing for you and see if I can't get it working.
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04/08/2020 1:42 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
fentonworks
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the link to download all lang files doesn't work :(
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04/08/2020 3:24 am
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TomConn
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Oh, thanks for pointing that out. I'll fix it now :)
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04/08/2020 9:03 pm
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fentonworks
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np! & ty, it works now ^^
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04/12/2018 12:28 pm
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rep2k
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thanks bro !
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04/13/2018 5:10 am
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TomConn
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As long as it helps, I'm happy ;D
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04/13/2018 7:06 am
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rep2k
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oh you should be haha :D
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