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  • World of Warcraft
  • 16,250 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 7,294,637 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 12/23/2006
  • 5,795 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.05.00
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

r483 | arkayenro | 2015-02-24 20:22:48 +0000 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015) | 7 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/3.05.00 (from /trunk:482)

*3.05.00 (25-FEB-2015)*
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > title > online (sets the colour of the character name in the title bar when online)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > title > offline (sets the colour of the character name in the title bar when offline)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > search > label (sets the colour of the label in the search bar)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > search > text (sets the colour of the text in the search bar)
 * changed - toc set to 60100

r482 | arkayenro | 2015-02-24 20:21:08 +0000 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015) | 7 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.xml
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMountJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRestack.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/Bindings.xml
   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/game.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/itIT.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ptBR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhTW.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.toc
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.toc
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules_Example/ArkInventoryRules_Example.toc
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.00 (25-FEB-2015)*
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > title > online (sets the colour of the character name in the title bar when online)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > title > offline (sets the colour of the character name in the title bar when offline)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > search > label (sets the colour of the label in the search bar)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > search > text (sets the colour of the text in the search bar)
 * changed - toc set to 60100

r480 | arkayenro | 2015-02-06 11:29:09 +0000 (Fri, 06 Feb 2015) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMountJournal.lua
   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/itIT.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ptBR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhTW.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.04.22 (06-JAN-2015)*
 * added - right click menu off refresh icon to toggle display of hidden categories/stacks
 * added - config > settings > location > items > limit stacks (range from 0 to 5, 0 will show all stacks, 1-5 will only show that many stacks of an item and hide the rest, toggle show hidden to temporarily see all hidden stacks) - note: displayed stack count does not increase to cater for the hidden stacks
 * added - rule function: mounttype | mtype ( "L" = land, "A" = flying, "S" = water surface, "U" = underwater, "X" = ignored/unknown)
 * added - config > settings > location > items > empty slots > sort position (Enabled: Empty slots are sorted first alphabetically | Disabled: empty slots are sorted last alphabetically)



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  • #3943

    if your sv's are wiped when you next come into the game then its most likely that they were corrupted some time between when you last existed the game and when you entered it now.

    always make a backup of your sv after making changes to your layout, and not just for ai.

  • #3938

    I have 2 accounts, use arkinventory, works fine.  Your computer problem, not the addon's.

  • #3933

    Hi there,

    that’s an addon I´ve been looking for. But it`s missing something very important. Is it possible to add the function to see the bags of your twinks from your main and also the bank off your twinks an your own bank where ever you are like it is possible with bagnon? If you could make this it`ll make your addon completely perfect :D

  • #3934

    This is actually already a feature!  If you click on the bag icon in the top left corner, you'll see a list of your characters.  From there you can open up their bags too!

    You might also want to check out Altoholic.  It has a TON of awesome features for people, like me, who have lots of characters.  For example you can do a search for items.  Also the tooltip for any item will display how many you have, and where, on each character.  It will also do things like letting you know if one of your characters can use a recipe, or even if they're missing a pet or mount that you might be looking at.

  • #3932

    Special thx to Arkayenro,

    The bags rules are WORKING on this version. I didn't try any upgrade for months because every new version didn't have the bag rule support ... I was stock with version 3.02.82.

    Now I can finally enjoy playign with the last relase ...


    thank you very very much.

  • #3931

    I've been using ArkInventory for a long time.  LOVE it.  I refuse to play the game without it!

    Then today I log in and it looks as though the addon has -completely- reset itself back to the original settings! All of my customizations are GONE.  All the hours I spent setting it up exactly the way I like to have it, GONE!  I'm sooooooo unhappy right now!!  Cry

    I don't know if this is some kind of weird bug or maybe my copy got corrupted.  I use the same set up on every character.  I've resigned myself to just starting over from scratch, and I'm going to uninstall then reinstall it.  I just thought I'd mention this here just in case it is some kind of bug that might need investigating.  There were no error messages.  I downloaded Gryphonheart Items last night, but that's the only change I can think of.  ArkInventory looked just fine after downloading the other addon last night.  I've also used both addons at the same time in the past.  So I doubt it's a conflict there.  But hey, never know...

    Thanks for making such a great addon!  I'm off to begin the process of setting up my bags anew.  Maybe with improvements this time since I know how to use it so much better.  Cool

  • #3930
    Re: ArkInventory and special bags


    Thank you for this great addon and please do keep it going! I do have one advice though, as a miner on my main I find it difficult to organise my items at times since the mining bag would be jumbled up with the regular bags. As such, I think it would be useful to give a player the option to change the background colour of bag slots so we can tell the difference between regular bags and professional bags.


    Jozroz of World of Warcraft EU's Twisting Nether

  • #3944

    its been in there for a long time, you have to set the item background to not display the icon, then you can set the bag type colours to whatever you want.

  • #3929

    With newest release I get this error:

    2x AceLocale-3.0-6: Postal: Missing entry for "Control-Click to attach similar items." Postal-r355\Modules\Express.lua:97: in function "?" ...\ArkInventory\Externals\Ace3-AceHook\AceHook-3.0-5.lua:90: in function <...\ArkInventory\Externals\Ace3-AceHook\AceHook-3.0.lua:87> <in C code> Libs\LibExtraTip\LibExtraTip.lua:290: in function <Libs\LibExtraTip\LibExtraTip.lua:284> <in C code> <in C code> <in C code> <in C code> <in C code> FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:818: in function "ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter" ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.02.91.lua:6338: in function "Frame_Item_OnEnter" <string>:"*:OnEnter":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEnter":1

    Locals: nil

  • #3928

    Thanks for the update!

    (In regards to the Masque comment, Masque used to be called ButtonFacade: )

    Last edited by Smedeley on 5/2/2012 8:45:03 PM
  • #3925

    Good addon. 

    pls Support masque addon.

  • #3927

    pls find me some really decent documentation about it

  • #3924

    Hi, I LOVE this addon and hate playing without it when my computer is being repaired. However...Is there any way I can disable JUST the guildbank part? I prefer the addon over the normal  bank, but I am in charge of keeping it organized and I have had many complaints when I have organized it using this addon. ><

  • #3926

    in the config, under controls, guild bank tab, override = off

  • #3923

    Oh dear, dispmiss the quote below... lmao  -- I feel like a dunce.. somehow "Self only" got checked and since I use a global profile... it affected all my characters.. Not sure how that happened or how I even overlooked that... *picard facepalm moment*

    Naturally, I only notice this AFTER posting about the issue... >.<

    All of a sudden my tool-tip for the broker display of gold has stopped displaying my alternate characters (19 characters total) and the guild bank total.  I use bazooka for my ldb display bars, I tried using titan just to see if it was a bar problem and the same thing on titan.  I tried reinstalling it also and now as a last resort I have removed the saved variables file and reinstalled the addon.  It now displays properly again.

    I had quite a few custom rules, categories and sorting methods set up.  I do have a backup of my savedvariables file, is it safe or possible to try and copy/paste in my rules, categories and sorting methods?  

    Also, is there a way to remove character item/gold data without needing to start over?

    Love this addon, I try other bag addons every once and a while and none can fill my need to sort my bags the way ArkInventory does.  Also, this is one of the only addons I can find that will display your guild's gold total in a LDB tool tip.  Seriously, I searched for a long time one day, trying all sorts of currency display addons.  Thank you so much for this small thing also.  Love the build-in mount/companion support also.


    Last edited by Smedeley on 4/28/2012 6:57:33 PM
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