I have a fresh installation of KiCad 5 on Windows 10 (no other version of KiCad was installed ever before, actually the computer is brand new). I have used KiCad a lot, but only on linux and I have never worked with version 5, which - I found out - has a different library management.
I'm facing the problem that there are no default footprint libraries neither in eeschema nor in pcbnew.
When I installed KiCad I selected the option to copy all footprint libraries and in deed there are around 5 GB of footprints in
C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\modules (note, that "Program Files" is "Programme" in the file explorer):
I have configured a library path to this directory:
When I try to simply add a footprint in pcbnew, the declared folder appears, but it does not contain the footprints:
I can add a library by adding a path to the specific
.pretty folder, but the default kicad modules consist of quite many of those. It doesn't feel right to start adding them all manually and also this was not neccessary on linux, where I have only few paths declared.
Question: How do I get access to the default kicad modules?
What I expected: After a fresh installation of KiCad, I can add footprints of the default kicad modules to a layout in eeschema without having configured anything.
EDIT: what eventually solved the problem was the fact that one can select several footprints in the "add footprint" dialogue at once. So adding them manually one by one wasn't neccessary.