This article is intended to help troubleshoot issues with the launcher for Minecraft: Java Edition.
If your Minecraft: Java Edition launcher has become unresponsive or inoperable, please follow this troubleshooting guide to fix the problem.
Try an Alternative Minecraft Launcher
If you are having issues with the traditional Java launcher please visit the alternative download options for Minecraft: Java Edition guide and choose the alternative launcher or any other option on the list that suits your needs.
Uninstall and Reinstall Minecraft: Java Edition
When uninstalling Minecraft Java Edition please make sure to create or update a backup of your worlds in case your system's uninstallation process removes all related files.
- After you uninstall Minecraft, restart your PC for the changes to apply.
- Download the most recent version of Minecraft: Java Edition on the download page.
- Restore any save data and other assets you've chosen for your game.