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How to install Minecraft texture packs on Windows 10 & 11

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This guide will show you how to install Minecraft Texture packs for Windows 10 and 11. We'll walk through the installation of mods in .mcpack and .zip & rar extensions.

Table Of Contents

.mcpack installation

If you already have Minecraft from the Microsoft Store installed on your device, then the texture files of mcpack format will be highlighted with the icon from the Game. Please click the file twice (Enter) to launch its import into the Minecraft.

texture pack in mcpack on Windows

If you have both Minecraft and Minecraft Preview installed, do the following: right-click → Open With → select the desired Game’s version for import.

Open texture pack with Minecraft on Windows

After the import is completed, there will be see a corresponding message.

Successfully imported texture pack on Windows

It’s possible to activate the texture pack via the Global Resources for all Worlds or by Editing a specific World.

.zip and .rar installation

For Windows 10/11, to install the texture pack contained in the archive, you need to unpack the folder with the files using a special path.

Texture pack in zip on Windows

It’ll require a file archiver (WinRar, 7-Zip, or other).

Texture pack folder in WinRar

You can find this folder using the following path (copy the following line and paste it into the search bar): %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\-LocalState\games\com.mojang\resource_packs.

Please note: for Minecraft Preview, this folder is located in %LocalAppData%\Packages\-Microsoft.MinecraftWindowsBeta_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang\resource_packs.

Unpack the folder with the texture pack.

Unpacked texture pack folder on Windows

Activating the textures

You can activate the texture pack via the Global Resources for all Worlds or by Editing a specific World.

To activate the texture pack for the entire Minecraft and all Worlds, you need to go to the Settings and select the Global Resources tab.

Global Resource tab on Windows

Activated texture pack as Global on Windows

It’s done!

To activate the texture pack for a specific World, please go to the menu tab that makes it possible to Edit the desired World or Create a New World. Then select the Resource Packs tab.

Resource Packs tab on Windows

Find the texture pack and click Active.

Activated texture pack in world on Windows

Well done!

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  1. For ZIP files, you can just rename it to a MCPACK file then import normally. Press F2, then get rid of the ".zip" and replace it with ".mcpack"