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Where are Minecraft Files Stored?

There may be scenarios in which you want to access your game files directly, such as to back up or transfer a world save or to modify files. Locate your system or platform in the list below. 


Minecraft: Java Edition 

The file to run the launcher is wherever you saved it. This may or may not default to your desktop or Downloads folder.  

Find additional launcher files 

  1. Launch Minecraft, then log in. 
  2. Go to Launch Options, choose a launch configuration, and then click the green arrow next to Game Directory.
    Tip: Latest Release is the default launch configuration. 


Windows Computers 

Press Win+R > type %appdata%\.minecraft > press Ok. 



Open Finder then paste: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft in the Search box. 



~ is your home directory, usually /home/YOURNAME, so ~/.minecraft would be /home/YOURNAME/.minecraft/. 


Minecraft on Other Platforms: 

Android & Amazon Fire OS 



Minecraft for Windows 10 & Windows Phone 

C:\Users\(your pc username)\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang\ 


Apple iOS 


Xbox One

Minecraft for Xbox one files are stored locally on the console. If you sign in with an Xbox Live account, your worlds will also be backed up to Xbox One cloud game saves. 

Last Updated - 2021-08-03 20:07:33 UTC

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