Since a long time back, I never worry about how mods have been packed or zipped and where and how they should be extracted. I have found that this strategy prevents all problems, and seems to be foolproof (please correct me if I am wrong):
a) Create a subfolder on your desktop.
b) Unzip the mod to the sub-folder.
c) Doubleclick on the sub-folder. Inside, you will find one meshes folder, one textures folder, one icons folder and an esp-file. Take the meshes folder and DROP it into your Morrowind datafiles directory. It will automatically MERGE with your existing meshes folder (which will guarantee that all meshes ends up at the exactly correct places). You will get a message concerning this from the computer, say OK. Now, take the textures folder and DROP it into you Morrowind datafiles directory. Now, do the same with the Icons folder. Finally, place the esp-file in your Morrowind datafiles directory.
That's all. You are ready to play your new mod.
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It can be quicker performed at step c. Also, i wouldn't make a subfolder on the desktop. Everything on the desktop is placed in your C drive. Better is to make a subfolder on an other partition or other drive (if you have more then one) Here is what i do when i downloading mods: I have 2 drives in my computer. One is the primary drive and here i install windows, programs and games on. It is divided into 3 partitions. The other is set as slave and is used as a backup drive. At this drive i store all the mods on. I have made a folder called The Elder Scolls mods etc. Inside this folder i made 3 folders and one is called Morrowind (the other 2 are oblivion and fighter's stronghold) Inside the Morrowind folder i have stored shop mods, companion mods etc. I have also here created some subfolders, which are called Better bodies (for the BB depended mods and BB itself), bookjackets (the bookjackets mod), Robe replacer (from canadianice), Splash files, Wrye Mash and Overig (all the mods i don't use at that moment goes in here) So every mod has it's own place. When unpacking i just let WinRAR creating a new folder, which is called after that mod. Then i select everything with ctrl+A, cut, (ctrl+X) and then paste it into the data folder (ctrl+v) Everything just go right in it's place.