Since addons were first developed I have been a manual update guy. This week is the first time I have tried the the ACE Update utility, so I am a total noob regarding it. Before I explain my issue I want to say that I have searched the forums here but was unable to locate a thread regarding my issue. So here it goes.
At home, I run mods such as fubar, Omen, Cartographer etc. I installed the Ace Updater via the Internet explorer installer page. When I ran the utility for the first time, it located all of my installed addons. I pressed F10 and it updated everything. When I logged back into the game, the mods were gone.
I logged out, clicked on addons button. All were listed, all were selected and load out of date addons was checked. It was raid time, so I didn't look into it too deep.
Now, here I am on my laptop, running WOW with zero mods loaded.
I installed the 126.96.36.1998 updater and searched for omen. Within the updater, I located Omen, right clicked and selected the updater to install.
I log into wow, go to my addons and Omen is listed and checked. I load my character... no Omen. I type in the chat window "/omen toggle" and nothing... also, no Omen mini map icon.
I exit the game, remove the omen folder from my addons folder, manually download omen from Curse and extract that download to my addons folder. Load the game and Omen is there, running and the mini map icon is available as well.
This has been my experience with every addon I try to install or update via the Ace updater.
I know this is a long post, but I wanted to make sure I explained myself as well as I could. I used Omen as my example, but like I said, every other mod I install/update thru the updater does this.
So in a nutshell, the Updater updates/installs the mods, the game lists the mods in the addons list, yet ingame the mods appear to not be loaded. if I manually install the mods, they work
In the lower right of the screen WAU tells you if it is going to download with or without externals. WITH means that it comes with the libraries/dependencies. WITHOUT means that it doesn't come with them and you have to install the libraries yourself as standalones.
I'm guessing that it downloaded them WITHOUT for some reason, and you missed some dependencies, etc, etc, got some errors, etc, and viola. :) Glad you got it fixed though.