NMM and SkyrimSE are both installed on my M: drive, an SSD exclusively for my games. When I install any mod with an .esp, the .esp is loaded in NMM's virtual install folder, AND in my SkyrimSE data folder. However, any textures and meshes that go along with installed mods only get placed in my Virtual Install folder. The folder paths get placed in my SkryimSE data folder, but no files. When the game is launched via NMM, the texture files are never loaded.
If I place the texture files manually in the SkyrimSE data folder, they load just fine. But by doing so, now I cannot use NMM to manage them.
Is NMM supposed to be copying the files over to the data folder, or is it supposed to be telling the game to look in the Virtual Install folder for them? If it's designed to copy them over just like it does with .esp, what could be preventing it from doing so? If it's designed to only place the textures and meshes in the Virtual Install folder, how do I tell Skyrim to look there?
I am running out of ideas on how to fix this problem, and I really hope someone here can help me. I do have the latest version of NMM, and I'm using Windows 10. I have the same problem with Fallout 4 and Skyrim SE so far. I look forward to any suggestions you may have. Thanks guys.