I found on the web similar issues, but I am not understanding what to do to fix it
I have some kicad_mod files, in a folder, which when trying to add them into the footprint libraries, they aren’t recognized, they aren’t shown
also old saved footprints, do seem to give the same issue, although before they were rightly installed
Sorry, have to ask these questions:
OS and kicad version. You’ll find them in Kicad / Help / About Kicad / Top RH corner, copy that and paste into this forum.
What footprint libraries, personal or Kicad?
I wonder what you are doing when:
In KiCad, footprint libraries are quite simple. Each file is a footprint, and a “Library” is just a folder.
So first get those footprints out of your “Downloads” folder, and put them in some directory of their own. After that go to KiCad / Preferences / Manage Footprint Libraries and then add the folder to the table by clicking on the little plus button in the lower left corner.
Also attach the relevant footprint-files in your reply. So we can see if it’s file-dependant or if it depends on your installation.
Application: KiCad x64 on x64
Version: (7.0.0), release build
libcurl/7.83.1-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.13
Platform: Windows 11 (build 22621), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Date: Feb 12 2023 01:35:19
wxWidgets: 3.2.1 (wchar_t,wx containers)
Compiler: Visual C++ 1934 without C++ ABI
here’s an example of the libs that I am having issues (and all the others that I had)
yes but stuff it’s not shown either in the lib management, and in the window where you can copy and paste the footprint models like:
here is the example lib
and from the example screenshot you can see that when opening the folder via the footprint manager I can see nothing, although files are there because when copy and pasting, I have an error about renaming files or something (idr right now), also when I use the file explorer I can see them
then I go to the after mentioned window
and there is nothing
this is embarassing, it was all upp
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