How to fix Twitch addon install error

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  • Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms for gamers. The Twitch launcher allows the users to install Minecraft mods directly from the launcher.
  • However, at times the Minecraft mod can show a Twitch add-on install error due to memory issues.
  • We have many more articles on the matter in our dedicated hub for troubleshooting Twitch errors.
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Twitch not installing Minecraft

Minecraft and Twitch are among the most popular sandbox video game and streaming platforms, respectively. However, while using the Twitch client to install Minecraft, you may encounter the Twitch addon install error and Minecraft installation error.

Minecraft users have reported similar issues in the Reddit community page as well.

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I  was fine all the way through about noon yesterday and now I can’t update any mod packs that I was playing hours before and I am also unable to download any new ones.

This error can occur due to a glitch in the Twitch client or incorrect Twitch configuration for addons and Minecraft.

In this article, we have listed a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you fix the twitch Minecraft installation error in Windows.


How to fix Twitch not installing Minecraft?

1. Increase memory allocation

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  1. Launch the Twitch client.
  2. Go to File > Settings and open Minecraft.
  3. Go to Java Settings > Max Memory Allocation.
  4. Set it to 7500MB and click OK to save the changes.
  5. Next, go to File >  Settings again and open Addons.
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  6. For Backup Space, set it to 10MB.
  7. Save the changes and restart the Twitch client.

The addon install error can occur if the Twitch client is incorrectly configured. Several users have reported that changing the memory allocation size and Addon backup settings have helped them resolve the issue.

If the issue persists, try changing the launcher method in Twitch.

  1. Launch the Twitch client.
  2. Go to File > Settings.
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  3. Open the Minecraft tab.
  4. Change launcher method from JAR to Native.

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2. Uninstall and change Twitch file path

Twitch not installing Minecraft

  1. Download Twitch installer from the official website.
  2. Press Windows Key + R.
  3. Typ appwiz.cpl and click OK to open Control Panel.
  4. Select  Twitch from the installed apps.
  5. Click on Uninstall and confirm by clicking on Yes.

2.1 Reinstall Twitch client

  1. Right-click on the Twitch installer and select Run as Admin.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
  3. Once installed, we need to change the file path.

2.2 Change Twitch file path

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Twitch not installing Minecraft

  1. Launch Twitch.
  2. Click File and select Settings.
  3. Open the Minecraft tab.
  4. Click the Change button.
  5. Navigate to the Twitch installation path and select the Twitch folder.
  6. Click on Select Folder.
  7. Now open the Mods tab and install Minecraft.

The Twitch addon error and Minecraft installation error can be resolved by increasing the memory allocation for Minecraft and Addon. However, if the issue persists, try reinstalling the Twitch client and changing the file path.


FAQ: Learn more about Twitch Minecraft installation 

  • Where is Twitch Minecraft installed?

To access Minecraft on Twitch, open Twitch and click on the Mods tab. Click on Minecraft. Next, right-click on your Minecraft profile and select Open Folder to access the Minecraft installation path in Twitch.

  • How do I download Twitch?

If you want to enjoy the benefits of having Twitch, simply follow this article on how to easily install Twitch.

  • How does twitch addon sync work?

The sync feature allows you to synchronize the data oh your addons across multiple PCs as long as the same account is used. A much easier variant would be to simply use the Twitch web client from a reliable browser.


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