4 Methods to Fix “Vortex Mods Cannot Be Deployed” Issue - MiniTool Partition Wizard (2024)

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Sometimes, Vortex modes cannot be deployed due to certain reasons. If you are using Vortex and encounter the problem unfortunately, you are at the right place. In this article, MiniTool Partition Wizard puts together some solutions to Vortex deployment failed issue.

Vortex is the new, modern mod manager from Nexus Mods. Similar to other mod managers, it allows users to find, download, install, and manage mods easily. It also provides enough control for more experienced veterans of the modding scene.

But unfortunately, some users encounter Vortex deployment failed issue when they are trying to deploy the mods for the game. This error might appear when you change mod settings in Vortex or set up Vortex for the first time, and the reasons for it might be different in different cases.

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If your Vortex mods cannot be deployed, don’t panic. Here are some solutions that may help you get out of the trouble. Now, let’s start our troubleshooting.

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Fix 1: Move the Mod Folder to the Game Drive

To make use of Vortex, you need to make sure that the mod folder is located in the same driver where the game is installed. If you encounter Vortex deployment failed issue, it is very possible that the mod folder is in another drive. So, you can try moving the mod folder to the game drive to fix the issue.

Step 1: Open File Explorer and create a new folder on the drive where you install the game.

Step 2: Launch your Vortex Mod Manager and click Settings.

Step 3: Under the MODS tab, change the Base Path to the location of the new folder you created before and save changes.

After that, all the mods will be moved to the new folder and the Vortex deployment failed issue should be resolved.

Fix 2: Delete the JSON File

The JSON (JavaScript Object Notion) file is very important for the proper functioning of Vortex, and you might fail to deploy Vortex if this file is corrupted or runs into certain problems. In this case, you just need to delete the file and make it recreated by your Vortex.

To delete the file, you should:

Step 1: Close the game and Vortex and go to Task Manager to end all the processes related to them.

Step 2: Go to the installation folder of Vortex and open the Data folder to find the file named vortex.deployment.json.

Step 3: Backup the file to another location and them delete it.

Once it’s done, restart your Vortex and check if you can deploy mods for your game without problems.

Fix 3: Reinstall WinRAR

WinRAR is a compression utility which helps to unzip the contents of Vortex. It has been proven that the “Vortex mods cannot be deployed” issue might appear if the installation of WinRAR is corrupted. To get rid of the problem, reinstalling the application could be helpful.

After uninstalling the program from your computer, download the latest version of WinRAR from its official website and install it. Then, try deploying mods for you game again to check if the problem is fixed. If you still fail to deploy Vortex, just move on to the next solution.

Fix 4: Roll Back or Update Vortex

According to the reports, some users encounter the problem after they update Vortex to a new version. In this case, rolling your Vortex back to the previous could help to fix the problem. You just need to obtain the previous update of Vortex from the download page and then install it.

If you haven’t performed update for Vortex for a long time, then the outdated Vortex could be the reason for the issue. To solve the problem, you need to update the Vortex to the latest version. Here’s a simple guide:

Step 1: Open Vortex and go to Settings > Vortex.

Step 2: Expand the drop-down menu of Update. If the No automatic updates option is selected, click Check Now button to check and install any available updates for Vortex. If Stable or Testing is selected, Vortex will be updated automatically.

Step 3: Once the updating process is completed, check if the you can deploy mods for the game properly.

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Amanda has been working as English editor for the MiniTool team since she was graduated from university. She enjoys sharing effective solutions and her own experience to help readers fix various issues with computers, dedicated to make their tech life easier and more enjoyable.Amanda has published many articles, covering fields of data recovery, partition management, disk backup, and etc. In order to provide more useful tips and information, she is still committed to expand her technical knowledge.

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