Hearthfire by Bethesda Game Studios
This is the Official DLC from Bethesda. It should follow Cleaned Dawnguard ESM in the left pane modlist. If custom, optimized versions of the textures from Hearthfire are used, they should be placed directly after it. Also, Hearthfires.esm must be cleaned in TES5Edit:
- Make a backup of Hearthfires.esm from
<skyrim>/datadirectory by copying it to the desktop (or somewhere else handy).
- Run TES5Edit through Mod Organizer.
- Right-click the list of plugins and choose [Select None].
- Tick Skyrim.esm, Update.esm, and Hearthfires.esm and click OK.
- Wait for the Background Loader: finished in the right panel, and then right-click [Hearthfires.esm] and select [Apply Filter For Cleaning].
- Wait for the [Filtering done] Processed Records: message in the right panel, and then right-click [Hearthfires.esm] and select [Remove "Identical to Master" records]. If the Warning! prompt pops up, click [Yes, I'm absolutely sure].
- Wait for the [Removing "Identical to Master" records done] Processed Records: message, and then right-click [Hearthfires.esm] and select [Undelete and Disable References].
- Wait for the [Undeleting and Disabling References done] Processed Records: message, and then click the [X] at upper right of the program window to exit the program.
- At the prompt, checkmark Hearthfires.esm and Backup Plugins and click [OK].
At this point there are two possible outcomes, dependent upon how fast your disc drive is:
- In the first case (typically slower drives such as HDDs), the Hearthfires.esm is now no longer in the data directory.
- In the second case (typically faster drives such as SSDs), a cleaned Hearthfires.esm is now in the data directory (compare the filesize to your backup of Hearthfires.esm to verify that it has been cleaned--it should be smaller).
In the first case, you should now do the following:
- Restore the backed up Hearthfires.esm from step 1 to the data directory.
- In Mod Organizer, at the bottom of the left pane modlist is the Overwrite mod, now labeled red because files have been written to it. Double-click to open it.
- In Overwrite you will find two items: a TES5Edit Backups folder and Hearthfires.esm. Since you already restored your own backed up Hearthfires.esm to the data directory, right-click and delete the TES5Edit Backups folder and click Close.
- Right-click Overwrite and select Create Mod..., name it Cleaned Hearthfires ESM, and click OK.
- Drag and drop the new Cleaned Hearthfires ESM mod to immediately follow Hearthfires (the Non-MO mod) in the left pane modlist.
In the second case, you are done! You can safely delete the backup as you shall not need it (if you wish to restore the original uncleaned Hearthfires.esm later, you can simply verify Steam cache and redownload it).