How to Install Minecraft Mods?

It’s been quiet a long time since Minecraft came out but still the game about placing blocks and going to adventures is popular among gaming folks. A popular new trend is installing mods in the game to make it more fun and exciting but for that you need to learn how to install Minecraft mods. 

How to install Minecraft mods

There are unimaginable things one can do in Minecraft and this number increases after you mod the game or install mods in your copy of Minecraft. Mods are nothing but modifications or extensions made in the game by players who want some feature to be included in their game. Here in this article I am going to teach you How to install Minecraft mods on Windows 10, 8, 7, Linux and even Mac.

Mods add new flavors to your game, add or change creatures existing inside the game or change the way the game looks. Mods need to work behind the scenes too to make the game run better, look better and give you an overall good experience.

Spongebob Minecraft Mod
Minions Minecraft Mod

Warning : Before you decide to mod your copy of Minecraft, it’s very important for you to understand what exactly you are doing or you may end up messing up with your game. (If your copy of Minecraft gets damaged, you can always backup your worlds and re-download Minecraft).

Where to Download the mods

You can download the mods from these sites;


Now the question comes how to install Minecraft mods?

How to Install Minecraft Mods

Keep your mods downloaded before hand to save some of your precious time and always download from trusted sources to keep your computer safe.

  • Do not download mods from brand new forum accounts.
  • Do not download mods that do not have any comments.

Now let us start with all the methods to Install Mods on Minecraft. 

1. Install Mods to Minecraft using Forge Installer

It is a free add-on for the Java edition of Minecraft available on the internet. 

Note: If you use Windows-10 exclusive Minecraft edition, this Forge installer will not work.

  • Click here to Download the latest build for the player’s version of Minecraft. To stay on asafer side, always download the recommended installer.
  • After downloading, run the installer. Linux users need to run the .jar file manually, with a command like java -jar < installerName> (We don’t need to tell Linux users in detail, they already know it. That’s why they are using linux hahaha!).
  • “Mod System Installer” will open. Check the “Install Client” box.
  • (Optional) If you player want to choose a different place rather than the original game folder to install the mod, click on the 3 dots “…” next to the box saying the file path of the default install directory (.minecraft folder) then navigate to the folder you want to install the mod into.
  • Click install and wait till it gets completed.
  • Open your Minecraft Launcher and select “forge” profile and enjoy your moded version Minecraft.
  • Make a note that there should be NO other mods in the folder for other versions of Forge otherwise your game won’t load.
  • If a mod is not installing, make sure that it is compatible with your versions of Forge and Minecraft and sometimes one also prevents the installation and working of other mods so have a check on that too. 

Here is a step by step video explaining the entire process;

How to Install Minecraft Mod using Twitch

Using twitch launcher is also a very easy way of installing Minecraft mods.

  • Click here to get the suitable version of Twitch client.
  • Log in to your Twitch account or create on if you don’t have one already.
  • After you log in, go to the top bar and click on “mods” and select Minecraft.
  • Create a new profile with your desired version and click on “Get more content” and get your mods downloaded.
  • Click on play to open Minecraft Launcher.
  • Log on to your Mojang account and start playing.

Here is a video process; 

Install Mincraft Mods on older version ( before 1.6)

People with older version of Minecraft need to do a bit more work than the users with newer versions, but need not to worry we’ve got it covered for you guys too.


  • Open “RUN” by press “WIN + R”.
  • Type “%appdata%.minecraft”.
  • Open bin and Minecraft.jar will start to display.
  • Open the jar file ( Using winar or any other similar software).
  • Copy the class files into this folder, close the folder after copying.
  • Some mods might need to copy the files into some other folders. Read the description downloaded with the mod to successfully do it.

Install Minecraft Mods on Mac OS:

    • Open terminal by going to Application>Utilities
    • Type the following lines
cd ~

mkdir mctmp

cd mctmp

jar xf ~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar
    • Create a new folder and name it “mctmp”.
    • Copy all the files and folders into this folder.
    • Then type the following things in the terminal line by line.

jar uf ~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar ./

cd ..

rm -rf mctmp


  1. From ‘Nautilus’ press ctrl+H to make the hidden folders visible then navigate to .minecraft.
  2. In console, type, ls -a ~/ and you’ll see the .minecraft directory.
  3. Go to the bin folder.
  4. Open the .jar file.
  5. Copy the class files into bin and exit it after the copying of files is done.
  6. Some mods might need to copy the files into some other folders. Read the description downloaded with the mod to successfully do it.

That’s it. We have covered almost every method to add mods to your Mincraft on Windows 10, Windows 8, Linux and Mac.

Minecraft crashed? Here are some reasons why it might have happened.

Is your Minecraft crashing after installing Mods? Well, here are the reasons behind it. 

  • Downloaded Mod made for some other version of Minecraft.
  • Installed wrong MOD
  • Installed wrong mod loader
  • Forgot the mod loader
  • Mistakenly deleted “META-INF” folder inside the .jar file.

Just reverse the process and it should start working again. 

Minecraft’s popularity remains constant every year, and with addition of external mods the game becomes even more awesome and popular among the gaming folks , hope you enjoy your modded Minecraft. Drop your comments if you need help in installing any other things. Hope you find this article helpful. Comment below if you need any help figuring out how to do it or if you land up in any problem.

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