About a week ago I logged on to WoW only to realize that a few of my addons are missing, they are still in the "addons" in the log in page and are checked. I have deleted and redownloaded on more than one occasion. I have actually deleted my entire addon folder and redownloaded ALL of my addons, but still the same ones are missing. I have windows vista and i think that might have soemthing to do with it, but the addons have worked in the past so I have no idea.
The addons that have stopped working are:
Atlas Loot(this one i can do w/out)
"Not working" is very vague. What is not working about them?
Are they producing lots of spam in chat? Are they making your speakers play Rock band music? Are they causing wow to crash? Are they auto deleting every soulbound item you own? Are they "working" but just showing incorrect values, hence "not working"?
Generally, unless you provide an error message pointing out what went wrong, saying "it isn't working" isn't very descriptive.
When I say "isnt working" it isnt there....at all. I log on and there is no omen, no recount, ect... The commands ie "/recount show" or "/bartender3" I get nothing. They arent on the edge of the minimap, they just arent there. However they are in my addons on the log on page. Sorry for being vague.
are you getting any errors? i've had some addons seem to vanish because a library or two changed and they failed to load properly. my swatter seems to not always pop on errors, so i have to "/swatter show" to learn that there are errors and what errors they are.
If Microsloth didn't provide a way to turn that off for particular application folders, they're even bigger idiots than I thought.
Of course you can edit the permissions (like adding r/w for User group in that specific folder/subfolders). But as Xinhuan said, games and other programs that aren't really Vista aware can be installed in a separate user created folder instead avoiding the problem. Like "C:\Games\World of Warcraft" or something similar.
Another thing to check is that addons hasn't been deactivated separately for the characer in the character selection screen (the Addon button). Already mentioned he checked that, but dunno what else problem it can be.