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  • World of Warcraft
  • 38,394 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 7,721,842 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/23/2015
  • Created 12/23/2006
  • 5,867 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.05.12
Support development! **

About ArkInventory

the FAQ is here

the wiki is here

to see how you need to setup sorting go here

to see how to setup rules go here

please ensure you have read those before you lodge a ticket at

when posting a comment about an error do not include the list of addons, just the actual error and trace is fine.

AI's display windows are built from "virtual bars", you assign categories to bars so that items in that category are displayed on the specific bars you want. There is no limit to the number of bars you can have inside a window but obviously you only have so much screen real estate before it becomes "too many".

AI uses several methods to assign a default category to an item such as what professions you have, tooltip scanning, basic type/subtype and PeriodicTable. You then assign those categories to a virtual bar.

You can also over-ride the default category by creating a rule that matches either a single or multiple items.


  • unlimited number of bars (there are practical limits though before your screen becomes full)
  • assign items to a category of your choice (overrides the default assignment)
  • assign categories to the bar of your choice
  • configurable bars per row
  • configurable width
  • separate keybindings for each location for easy viewing

Key Bindings:
Press ESCAPE to bring up the blizzard menu
click on Key Bindings
scroll down to ArkInventory
bind the keys you want to use

See ReadMe.txt and VersionHistory.txt for further details

Beta Versions:

ensure you make a backup copy of your saved variables file before installing a beta version - you normally cannot revert back to the release version without that backup. your saved variable file is normally located in World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\yourwowaccountname\SavedVariables\ArkInventory.lua

if you have the curse client set to download beta versions then it is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate backups of your saved variables file - do not complain if you lose them or they get screwed up because you installed a beta version, its what beta versions tend to do.

a simple way to back it up is to just do a copy and paste then rename the new file (using the version number of AI or the date is a good idea), eg ArkInventory-3-01-09.lua, or ArkInventory-2013-12-28.lua

r511 | arkayenro | 2015-11-23 11:18:20 +0000 (Mon, 23 Nov 2015) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/3.05.12 (from /trunk:510)

*3.05.12 (23-NOV-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with aborting a restack when leaving bank/vault
 * fixed - issue with item counts on merchant cost itemstring
 * added - workaround/fix for issue with item counts on tradeskill results and reagents due to invalid hyperlink returned by blizzard

r510 | arkayenro | 2015-11-23 11:16:31 +0000 (Mon, 23 Nov 2015) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRestack.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryTooltip.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.12 (23-NOV-2015)*
 * fixed - issue with aborting a restack when leaving bank/vault
 * fixed - issue with item counts on merchant cost itemstring
 * added - workaround/fix for issue with item counts on tradeskill results and reagents due to invalid hyperlink returned by blizzard



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  • #1564
    thanks so very much
  • #1560
    Ark Inventory needs to be updated after the WOW 3.2 patch it is not
    functioning right. When you put something on the auction house the item
    remains in your bag even though you have placed it on the auction other strange things are also happening with Ark Inventory after the 3.2 update.

    Please update Ark Inventory ASAP!
  • #1565
    sorry to be sarcastic but it is patch day - mods break. i have 6 hours until i get home from work and then i'll look at whats changed to stop it from working.

    right now, try configuring ai to be disabled for the guild bank, thats one error i do know about, it might allow the rest of the code to continue hooking the blizzard events instead of aborting.
  • #1568
    Mine's not showing anything new that is added to my bags today. lol

    Not being impatient, just informing of the bug I'm experiencing after the patch.

    Ty and I hope it is fixed soon! I love this addon! I give you five stars!
  • #1559
    Problem #3: Menus also don't work.

    At this point the addon is unusable with this patch, best just to disable it until an update hits.
  • #1558
    Problem #1: As of right now the bank won't open with Ark Inventory enabled.
    Problem #2: Bags don't seem to update from reality, they just seem to be going off of their memory (savedvariables). Example: I sold a few things and moved some into the bank with AI disabled. When I re-enabled it the item icons still showed in the inventory, but mousing over them showed no tooltip for some items or the tooltip for a completely different item.
  • #1555
    i cannot see new items going into my bags. Also i can not open my bank while Ark is running. Love the mod, but am hoping for the fix!! :)
  • #1557
    Amen. Same thing happening to me. Playing without this mod is awful. Thanks in advance for what I'm sure will be a timely update, Ark.
  • #1553
    Anyone else having issues with this mod since the patch?
  • #1552
    Ark Inventory does not sort the items in my bank like it does my bags. After moving items from my bags to the bank, everything is jumbled and I have to sort items manually. Is there an option I'm overlooking?

    Great addon, btw. Wouldn't think about using anything else. Keep up the good work!
  • #1554
    You have to set up the category bars in your bank just like in your bags. They are not jointly controlled as far as i know.
  • #1556
    You can go to the Bank section and change the dropdown menu that says Bank there, select Bag instead and it will use the same settings.
  • #1549
    dont know what the deal is, was at my bank, was right-clicking items to put into my bank, and instead of putting them in my bank, the items were being deleted on right-click ??
  • #1543
    I have a problem, every once and a while, if WoW crashes it completely resets all my settings to default for AI. I lose all of my seperate tabs, all the rules containing what is in each tab, andall of my sorting rules, is there any way to import the settings or back them up or something, this gets extremely irritating.

    Thank you for any help
  • #1547
    you shouldnt lose everything like that unless you lose the entire savedvariables file but ive never seen that get totally corrupted.

    it's possible you just have to pick the correct profile (if youre not using the default)?
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