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Unable to see rainmeter folder manually made from windows explorer

StarRayMC » May 11th, 2019, 4:34 pm

So I am following the steps of a tutorial video in which it includes that process of manually making the folders.. after the files were made and completed, I was unable to see the file in the rainmeter interface.. please help me
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Re: Unable to see rainmeter folder manually made from windows explorer

balala » May 11th, 2019, 5:17 pm

StarRayMC wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 4:34 pm
So I am following the steps of a tutorial video in which it includes that process of manually making the folders.. after the files were made and completed, I was unable to see the file in the rainmeter interface.. please help me
Have you done a refresh of Rainmeter? I suppose you haven't, so right click the Rainmeter icon in the Notification Area and click Refresh all. The new config / skin now should appear. Does it?
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Re: Unable to see rainmeter folder manually made from windows explorer

Mor3bane » May 12th, 2019, 1:25 am

Whenever a new file or folder is created in the active rainmeter directory e.g. "Skins" - it is always my practice to exit rainmeter then restart the whole program. That way any new folder or ini or inc will be recognised by the program. Once the folder or file is recognised it can be edited. Be wary of renaming folders though since that is sort of a root action and will very likely require a restart again.
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Re: Unable to see rainmeter folder manually made from windows explorer

balala » May 12th, 2019, 11:53 am

Mor3bane wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 1:25 am
it is always my practice to exit rainmeter then restart the whole program.
This is one way, but usually that's not needed. A refresh all is completely enough, to can see the newly added configs / skins.
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Re: Unable to see rainmeter folder manually made from windows explorer

Mor3bane » May 23rd, 2019, 12:06 pm

balala wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 11:53 am
This is one way, but usually that's not needed. A refresh all is completely enough, to can see the newly added configs / skins.
Yes, in the most basic situation. But if the folder is open when you refresh rainmeter, the folder does not refresh in windows. That may be the reason I started doing it the fashion I suggested.
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Re: Unable to see rainmeter folder manually made from windows explorer

balala » May 23rd, 2019, 1:12 pm

Mor3bane wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Yes, in the most basic situation. But if the folder is open when you refresh rainmeter, the folder does not refresh in windows. That may be the reason I started doing it the fashion I suggested.
I'm not sure why that folder should have to refresh, but finally doesn't matter, there is nothing wrong restarting Rainmeter.