Hello, I will state that I tried to see if there were open threads on this topic. If I missed them then my apologies.
Recently noticed that any version of Minecraft (Forge, Fabric, Vanilla, Pre-made Packs) that I launched through the CurseForge Launcher wouldn't load any sound. After messing around with audio settings, clearing and reinstalling Minecraft, and editing game files nothing seemed to work even following other guides for older version here. Finally found out what was wrong though: CurseForge was trying to pull files from the wrong pathing.
So, if you are a bit technical and are comfortable moving mass amounts of files and know proper pathing its an easy but tedious fix. For those not as inclined, I tested that uninstalling both Minecraft AND Curseforge then re-installing will 9/10 fix the issue. (If like me where you change the initial install path, just make sure everything is heading to the same place. The default options give you a good idea how to set them up)
To check this, go to the settings in the Curseforge Laucher and first check the Addons page. Check that the "Mods Installation Path" is the same place your separate game folders are saved for Curseforge. After that, go to specifically the Minecraft tab under "Game Specific". Then check that the "Minecraft Modding Folder" is the place your instances are save for Curseforge. If either of these are wrong, attempt changing the path before doing the full re-install of both Minecraft and CurseForge.
If anyone finds a easier or quicker way, please comment!
To check this, go to the settings in the Curseforge Laucher and first check the Addons page. Check that the "Mods Installation Path" is the same place your separate game folders are saved for Curseforge.
would the seperate game folder be the same as the game specific folder then?
I realize this is an older topic, however I too was just having this issue, and discovered in the current version of CurseForge, select minecraft then click the 3 buttons in the upper right and there is a "Repair installation" option. Fixed this issue without any other steps for me.