How To Download & Install Xaero’s Minimap in Minecraft

By Nic •  Updated: 01/29/20 •  4 min read

Xaero's Minimap is an awesome Minecraft minimap that works with Forge and provides a feature-rich minimap with tons of customization options. It also has a lighter version that is more server friendly if you are looking for a Minecraft server minimap. It has all of the things you want from a minimap including waypoints, the ability to show mobs, other players, and more all on the minimap. You can also pull up a larger minimap if you want to take a better look at the area around you. On top of that, everything is customizable in-game using the configuration screen. Thus, let's go ahead and jump right on into how you can download and install Xaero's Minimap in Minecraft!

How To Download & Install Xaero's Minimap in Minecraft

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Step 1) Download & Install Forge

Just like with most mods these days, Xaero's Minimap is installed using the Forge Mod Loader. Forge is super easy to install, and we have a dedicated tutorial on doing just that! You can go through it yourself by clicking here. That tutorial will walk you through every single step of getting Forge installed. After you have Forge installed and running, you can continue on with actually getting Xaero's Minimap up and running!

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

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Step 2) Download Xaero's Minimap

Now, before we can install Xaero's Minimap, we need to download it. So, let's get started. You can download Xaero's Minimap 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 Xaero's Minimap you are going to install. If you want to play with Xaero's Minimap in Minecraft 1.15.2, you will need to select the 1.15.2 version of it. Once you've found the Xaero's Minimap 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 Xaero's Minimap

So you've gotten Xaero's Minimap 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 Xaero's Minimap 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 Forge.

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

In order to select the correct version of Forge, 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 ‘Forge'. Click it, and then, click the big green ‘Play' button. Minecraft should then launch with Forge and Xaero's Minimap installed.

Step 5) Have Fun & Xaero's Minimap

Congratulations! Xaero's Minimap 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 Xaero's Minimap in Minecraft. You can also check out our video on installing Xaero's Minimap 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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