I am trying to install themes using V8+ Vim (8.2) on a Windows 10 OS. I first tried following the standard instructions listed on the Dracula theme site here. Unfortunately, the naming conventions for Unix based systems aren't the same as for Windows so I had to do a little research as to how to modify the instructions. So instead of
mkdir -p ~/.vim/pack/themes/start I created a directory in home
~/.vimfiles/pack/themes/start. I then cloned the GitHub repository with
git clone https://github.com/dracula/vim.git dracula inside of the start directory.
I then modified my vimrc file with
syntax enable, and
colorscheme dracula. I saved and restarted Vim. I confirmed that the colorscheme was set to dracula with the command
:colo and double-checked that it was in the list of all color schemes with
:color [Space] [Ctrl+D]. Everything looked like it should be working. Unfortunately I could see no evidence that the theme had changed from the default. I can switch to any of the other preinstalled themes such as "blue" or "desert". But I am unable to change to any of the ones I have attempted to add.
Any ideas where I am going wrong? I would have thought that I misnamed my
vimfiles directory except that I would not have expected Vim to detect the theme and add it to the list. Any help would be much appreciated.