How To Download & Install the FabricAPI in Minecraft

By Nic •  Updated: 10/19/20 •  4 min read

In this article, we show you how to download and install the FabricAPI in Minecraft. What is the FabricAPI? Well, it is a simple add-on mod for the Fabric Mod Loader that allows other mods to use an expanded feature set in Fabric. In truth, the only reason that you will ever need the FabricAPI is because you are trying to install another Fabric mod. You will never need the FabricAPI without another mod. Nevertheless, let's go ahead and jump right on into how you can install the FabricAPI!

How To Download & Install the FabricAPI in Minecraft

Step 1) Download & Install Fabric

The FabricAPI for Minecraft requires the Fabric Mod Loader in order to be installed and ram. This is very simple to install. All you need to do is download them from the links below, run them with Java, and then click “Install” in the installer that opens up. It really is that simple and easy. The video above goes more in-depth with installing Fabric.

Download Fabric:

Check out our in-depth Fabric tutorial in order to ensure you get Fabric up and running correctly!

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Step 2) Download FabricAPI

Now, before we can install FabricAPI, we need to download it. So, let's get started. You can download FabricAPI by clicking here. This will take you to CurseForge. Once you're on this site, click on the ‘Files' tab, and then select the version of FabricAPI you are going to install. If you want to play with FabricAPI in Minecraft 1.15.2, you will need to select the 1.15.2 version of it. Once you've found the FabricAPI version you want, click the little download arrow next to the version name. That will start the download. You may need to keep/save the file. It is 100% safe!

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Step 3) Install FabricAPI

So you've gotten FabricAPI downloaded, but how to do you actually get it installed. Well, this is actually really simple. Just hit the Windows Key on your keyboard and ‘R' at the exact same time. This will open up the ‘Run' program. In the search box type, ‘%appdata%'. This will launch the ‘Roaming' folder on your computer. At the very top of this folder, you will see a program called ‘.minecraft'. Open this folder, and in it, you should have a folder titled ‘mods'. If you don't, just create one!

After you've found or created your ‘mods' folder, installing FabricAPI is easy. Just take it and drag and drop them into this ‘mods' folder. After you've done that, the mods are installed! We aren't quite done yet though. We still need to make sure that we are selecting the right version of Fabric.

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Step 4) Open The Minecraft Launcher & Select The ‘Fabric' Profile

In order to select the correct version of Fabric, we need to open up the regular Minecraft launcher that we allow know and love. From here, we can click the green up arrow next to the ‘Play' button. From there, find the profile titled ‘Fabric'. Click it, and then, click the big green ‘Play' button. Minecraft should then launch with Fabric and FabricAPI installed.

Step 5) Have Fun & FabricAPI

Congratulations! FabricAPI is now installed! Have some fun, build stuff, or install some other mods. We have over 30 different tutorials on installing mods with there officially download links. We've also got tutorials on starting, maintaining, and running Minecraft servers. Thus, if you need to know how to do anything in Minecraft, just search our site or check out our Minecraft category for in-depth mod and server tutorials!

Thanks so much for reading and using our tutorial on how to download & install FabricAPI in Minecraft. You can also check out our video on installing FabricAPI by clicking here! If you're having any issues, please post in the comment section below, and we will try out best to help you out!


I have been playing and modding Minecraft since 2010. In 2014, I started getting interested in creating Minecraft servers and teaching people how to do it online. This led to thousands of videos covering how to do anything and everything in Minecraft!

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