Minecraft Hacked Client not showing up in versions [Fix]

If you installed a hacked client or mod and it will not show up in the Minecraft launcher, hopefully the steps below will solve your problem. Let me know in the comments if it still won’t work for you so I can (hopefully) resolve the problem.

1. Your clients are stored in the %appdata%\.minecraft\versions folder.
2. To get to this folder on Windows XP/Vista/7 open the start menu, select "Run" and enter %appdata%. Navigate to .minecraft > versions to get to your clients.
3. Alternatively, to get to this folder on Windows 7, 8, or 10, open the search menu (which is part of the start menu in Windows 7) and enter %appdata% in the search bar. Click on Roaming and navigate to .minecraft > versions.
4. Make sure your client folder has a unique name (don't name it 1.7.10 or the name of another client).
5. Your client folder will contain two files, a .jar and a .json. They all need to have the same name. For example, if you are installing WeepCraft, your folder would be named WeepCraft, and it would contain WeepCraft.jar and WeepCraft.json.
6. Once you've made sure of these settings, close and re-open your Minecraft Launcher.
7. Search through your versions list in the launcher profile; it could be further down in the list than you might expect.
8. If it's still not there, go back to your versions folder. Open up the folder that contains the .jar and the .json of the client.
9. Open the .json (for example, WeepCraft.json) file with a plain-text editor. This would mean Notepad, Notepad++, Text Editor, etc. depending on your Operating System.
10. Look for a line starting with "type".
11. If it isn't "type": "release" (it could be "type": "snapshot", for example), change it to "type": "release". Make sure the quotation marks are straight; curly ones (for example, “type”: “release”) won't work.
12. Look for a line starting with "id".
13. Make sure to set it so "id": "name" where name is the same as the name of the folder and its files (for example, "id": "WeepCraft"). Check carefully for capitalization and spelling mistakes. Again, make sure the quotation marks are straight and not curly, because “id”: “WeepCraft” won't work.
14. Once you've made sure of these settings, close and re-open your Minecraft Launcher.
15. Search through your versions list in the launcher profile again, the release (for example, release WeepCraft) could be further down in the list than you might expect.
16. If these settings still don't work, note that some cracked launchers don't support modded clients. If you're not cracked, I can still help you - just leave a comment below.
17. Or, try a different hacked client (I recommend Impact) and see if it works.

Pro Tip: Use the Older Launcher

I’ve been notified recently about all of the drama surrounding the 1.12 update. It seems that in a massive effort to reduce mods and clients for Minecraft, Microsoft (who owns Mojang) has been issuing DMCA notices for custom clients as well as pushing updates to their launcher to prevent launching non-official clients. This whole tutorial and all of the clients we offer rely on the older, but still official launcher, which you can download here (requires Java).

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Readers Comments (16)

  1. I have a cracked client though just saying.

  2. I have Java running and when i put it in my versions folder it won’t pop up for my minecraft versions i don’t know how to fix it i have tried what you suggested but it still didn’t work
    Please Help

  3. Can some help me I tried to install it with winrar but the files I need don’t show up so I don’t know what to do

  4. can you please give me exact instructions on what to do to install Huzuni 1.8.9 please from download link to the installation to the versions folder to adding it to my game please, thanks!

  5. i can get the client but it says that i need to make an account but when i go to the website i cant go to the web browser

  6. Hello, I recently tried to play minecraft and when I opened my launcher, the only installation was 1.15. If I try to create a new installation to play, I can pick from all previous versions and forge. I can pick forge only because I re installed it. I like to play on Pixel Client and I have deleted it and re-installed it multiple times. It will go into my versions folder, however, my launcher doesn’t think it is there.

  7. Can someone please help.

    Thanks, Owen

  8. Mt friend is trying to get this on her windows 7 computer but it isn’t letting her. She doesn’t have a cracked version. Please help.

  9. this doesnt work, i have many folders in there, and I’m trying to get worst 1.8 RN. not working. already good files. idk why

  10. I’m installing future from my friend but I can’t use the installer cuz of the forum thing. I got the files tho but I tried to do it but it didn’t work.

  11. i cant find type i can only find version type

  12. I just downloaded sigma (hacked client) and I tried your step it didn’t work It doesn’t show up on Installations.

  13. I’ve got impact and it showed up as soon as I had downloaded it, but after I’d closed everything down and reopened everything it had disappeared. I looked and it only has the .jason file and not the .jar.

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