Add-on 'Invalid' Code Issue

I have been attempting to add a number of add-ons to my Anki, but when I go to [Tools>Add-ons>Get add-ons] and enter any code to add it, I receive the following message:

“1666520655: Invalid Code, or Add-on not available for your version of Anki”

Please note I have a completely new, up to date version of Anki. I am also sure that all of the add-ons I am attempting to add are up to date and work with the newest version. I have tried the typical ‘restarting’ of the program, computer, and re-installation of the app. It doesn’t seem to make a difference at all.

Supported Anki versions for MIA Retirement:

  • 2.1.14-2.1.16 (updated 2020-01-09)
  • 2.1.22-2.1.23 (updated 2020-03-11)

if your anki version is one of those versions, you should be able to download it.

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It is. I still cannot. That is the issue I am having.

what is your anki version?
gonna check it on my pc

I just installed 2.1.22, but with this particular version I can’t even seem to launch the app properly for some unknown reason. It tells me something along the lines of: Anki was unable to open your collection file. If problems persist after restarting your computer, please use the Open Backup button in the profile manager. Debug info: Traceback… etc. etc. etc.

so your anki version was not compatible!

anyways, re-install the newer version that you had previously installed. then go to “File -> Switch Profile” and press “Downgrade and quit”
then install the older 2.1.22 version, you should be able to open anki and use 2.1.22

Update: I entered a profile name and it essentially fixed itself. I am not clear on how exactly, but the add-on installer seems to be working now. I’m assuming it will now work with the other add-ons.

Thanks for your help.

You’re welcome :slight_smile:
the add-on installer was working properly all along. you just probably didn’t have the compatible version of anki.

and about the add-ons: add-on compatibility isn’t a universal thing. each add-on might support one version of anki and not the newer/older version. you should check the add-on page for each add-on to check if they’re compatible with your version of anki.

I went ahead and did so. They all work with this version and downloaded just fine.

Just the hazards of working with an unfamiliar app I suppose, and probably a lack of much needed sleep haha