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How do I install a Layout?

First, let me reassure you, it’s easy to do. I’m going to walk you through the steps involved.


1. Obviously, the first thing you need to do is to go look through our layout download categories and find one (or more) that you like and want to try.

2. When you have found one that you want to try, you need to download it. The easiest thing is for you to save it to your desktop. It should be a .zip folder. Inside the folder will be a .xml file. For this guide, we are using a fictional layout example called ‘Cairenn1.xml’.

3. Once you have it on your desktop, you will need to copy it to the proper directory:

If you are on Windows 7 or Windows Vista:

C:\Users\< Username >\AppData\Local\SWTOR\swtor\settings\GUIProfiles *
If you are still on Windows XP, the path is slightly different, it is:
C:\Documents and Settings\< user name >\Local Settings\Application Data\SWTOR\swtor\settings\GUIProfile

So, using our example file, the complete path should look like this (for Windows 7):
C:\Users\< Username >\AppData\Local\SWTOR\swtor\settings\GUIProfiles\Cairenn1.xml *

4. Once you have the file(s) saved to that location, it’s time to log in to the game and load it up!

5. There are two ways that you can access the UI layout menu. You can either open it from the options menu or by clicking on the little plus sign on your quickbar .

6. If you use the main menu, it will be listed in the top dropdown window. Choose it, hit the the load button and it's now enabled.

7. If you use the quickbar option, you are presented with a mini menu that will give you an option to use a custom layout that you have installed. Clicking on it should enable it for you.

8. That’s it. Enjoy playing the game with a new layout!


* If you are on Windows7 and can't see the AppData files onward, it may be hidden. Go to:
a) Open organize
b) Folder search options
c) View tab
d) Show hidden files


How do I install a Layout (Images)

These are just images of the various steps above:

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Saved Layouts (Step 3 above)


Access via Main Menu (Step 5 above)Access via Quickslot Menu (Step 5 above)
Load via Main Menu (Step 6 above)Load via Quickslot Menu (Step 7 above)
If saved location not visible (*above)



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