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  • World of Warcraft
  • 65,957 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 6,097,228 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/19/2014
  • Created 12/23/2006
  • 5,550 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.03.33
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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 bag, keyring and bank 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 is a good idea), eg ArkInventory-3-01-09.lua

r421 | arkayenro | 2014-03-19 10:38:59 +0000 (Wed, 19 Mar 2014) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/3.03.33 (from /trunk:420)

*3.03.33 (19-MAR-2013)*
 * fixed - mount availability code when zoning
 * added - locales for itIT and ptBR

r420 | arkayenro | 2014-03-19 10:34:32 +0000 (Wed, 19 Mar 2014) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   A /trunk/Locale/itIT.lua
   A /trunk/Locale/ptBR.lua
   D /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRulesExample

*3.03.33 (19-MAR-2013)*
 * fixed - mount availability code when zoning
 * added - locales for itIT and ptBR

r419 | arkayenro | 2014-03-19 10:27:41 +0000 (Wed, 19 Mar 2014) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/Locale/deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esES.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esMX.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/frFR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/locale.xml
   M /trunk/Locale/ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhTW.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.03.33 (19-MAR-2013)*
 * fixed - mount availability code when zoning
 * added - locales for itIT and ptBR

r418 | arkayenro | 2014-02-28 04:29:39 +0000 (Fri, 28 Feb 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc

r417 | arkayenro | 2014-02-28 00:52:47 +0000 (Fri, 28 Feb 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc

- alpha 20140228
r416 | arkayenro | 2014-02-28 00:49:26 +0000 (Fri, 28 Feb 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryLDB.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

- alpha commit to fix issue with mounts


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  • #4782

    with wow closed - look in your savedvariables folders until you find the arkinventory.lua file, there should be a .bak version, rename the current one to something else, then rename the bak file to the normal name

    and probably a good idea to start making your own backups, even if its just every now and then, you dont normally change mod settings very often so its usually good enough to get by with, but the more often, the better.  anything can corrupt a savedvariables file, we dont have that much control over when it gets saved.

  • #4775

    Has anyone found a fix to the broken Main bag (16 slot bag you cant change) making items disapear. at the moment i only found temp fix, only by taking 1 item from that slot (16 slot bag) and moving it into another bag. it seems to reset the bag itself. still trying to find out the issue.

  • #4778

    try swapping to another character, open the bag and click on the swich character icon, select the character then selcet clear bag data

    log back into the other toon and see if it still happens

    i cant see the issue here so its hard to tell whats going on.  have you disabled every single other addon and just run with ai to see if the issue is still there, presuming that it happens all the time

  • #4784

    the cateory is just visual, where it ends up shouldnt impact hte functionality of that slot when you click it as the code is the same for all of them

    try this; repeat what you did before, but before you hearth, move it to another slot, then hearth with it

    also, disable ai, reload, and try it without ai.  there used to be a weird hearthing issue with bags a long time ago, so want to rule out its not a pure blizzard issue.

    if i have to i can probably add a workaround to rescan the bags after a hearth, on the proviso that theres an event to listen out for it.

  • #4779

    Yea its hard to reproduce. i think its just over time not opening the bags(give or take 1hr+) or when getting new item, hard to say really, all the other bags are fine, besides the backpack. it is only 1 that does it, also hard to say if it does it on all my toons since i only play my main mostly

    I just did what you requested and still does it, tryed few things to reproduce it. seems like few things that made it do. this is what happen from point A to B

    - Use portal to DMF, Went into pet battle, came out, Open a bag (bag you win from pet battle, It was fine), Hearth (open my bags thats when it was bug) *Note* Hearthstone is Innkeepers Daughter

    Going to use my hearth and buy something to see if that will reproduce it again.

    -Bought something ---- closed bags ----- Reopen bag ----- Nothan

    -Hearthing ---- Open bags before i hearth *Everything ok* ----- Close bags and hearth ----- Waited about 5-15 sec ------ Open bag and yup thats issue.

    This hearth was done from IF -> Shrine (alliance). Now as to if its Innkeepers Daughter or just fact that hearth is doing it, is hard to say. or if its how i Custom catagory the *Innkeepers Daughter*, Gonna test putting that hearth back to how it was (Default)

    Heathstone is set back to System default-Soulbound

    Hearthing from SW -> Shrine (alliance), Nothan happen, everything seems fine.

    Going to go on an Alt, do Custom Catagory to my Hearthstone (none innkeepers Daughter) and see what happens. (Both alts was Horde)

    Seems like Normal Hearthstone is not affected by this, Going to try another alt, Same thing.. as to reproduce it on an alt with Innkeepers daughter i  only got 1 toon who has it. if anyone else can conferm this would be nice...

    This what you do:

    Make a Custom Catagory (example: Mine called toys), put "Toys" in its own Colume, Take "Innkeepers Daughter" set it to Toys, so it moves to to that slot, (Example: Go to Any other city then Shrine), hit your hearth (on your bar not in bag). once you fully hearth back to shrine.. wait few seconds then open your begs, If done right. everything in the Backpack will be "Missing" sorta speak. ***NOTE The Innkeepers Daughter IS NOT in the backpack (it was in my 4th bag)***


    Also Note that I DID NOT turn off any addons. all addons that i normally use was active.

    Just turn off all my addon but Ark and "Innkeepers Daughter" is still set as its custom catagory *TOYS*. Yup.. Its "Innkeepers Daughter" without it you cant reproduce the issue

    Last edited by user_801542 on 2/3/2014 10:28:34 AM
  • #4776

    That's tthe thing I reported. Thanks for the workaround: I was just having to /reloadui all the time but changing the contents of bag 1 is quicker

  • #4777

    yea wonder where the person who made this addon is :/

    only fix i know atm.


  • #4774

    Arkinventory keeps failing to show the full contents of my bags. Certain items seem more prone to disappearance, like Helpful Wikky's Whistle, but it affects a seemingly random selection, and occasionally the entire contents, barring a few empty slots. When it's affected, the full/total slots values are also wrong (though this may not be limited to ArkInventory, as I've got a separate Broker plugin which also reports incorrect numbers, I think). Reloading the UI fixes the problem, temporarily at least.

    (Submitted as bug 638)

  • #4769

    I've been having problems with the search. It just seems to hang up wow completely and takes forever when typing each letter. Is there any solution from this?

  • #4766
    Hello guys, can anyone help me, I wanted to know if you can see in my BAG only 1 stack instead of a lot of 20 pieces or more (step 1 in the pic). Maybe with some rule, I do not know, and add the option to show free slots, all in only 1 slot. (point 2 in the pic.) How does the ADDON adibags, see image below, tx thanks for everything and
  • #4771

    arkinventory doesnt work the same way as addibags, there is no way to stack above the actual stack size, or to combine slots in ai

  • #4772

    yeah and once the next expansion comes out, stack sizes will be a LOT higher anyway.

  • #4764

    This addon works great, however when I access the guild bank there is a rather large delay between clicking the tabs and the items within the bank updating (~1 sec). It has become extremely annoying but I love the addon and was wondering what exactly is going on.

  • #4770

    the vault isnt like your bags, every time you change tabs i have to request the data from the server, wait for it to respond, then build the window.


    you can change the vault bucket timer values in the config to a lower value to see if that speeds it up, just remember that it might make it worse, not better

  • #4767

    to me it does, more than 2 or 3 seconds ..... and when I open the bags in combat and a total mess, redesigns BAGS up to a certain point, never total only partial...

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