How to backup Minecraft Java Edition Worlds
Written By Tabish
To backup, Minecraft Java Worlds is a little different than Bedrock Edition. One has to navigate to the Game Installation Directory and manage "World Saves". Continue reading to get a step by step guide to backing up Minecraft Java Edition Worlds.
Backing up is a simple process where you create a copy of the original file and save it in a location that is accessible but not used frequently. The process involves finding the file, copying it and pasting it to a secured location.
The process is the same for Minecraft Java Edition Worlds, but the location of the Worlds in your drive is not given anywhere in the game.
Steps to Backup Minecraft Java Edition Worlds:
- Click on the Search box on the toolbar or press the Windows key on the keyboard.
- Type %appdata% wait for a second and press enter. A file explorer will appear.
- Make sure you can view hidden files. To enable it, click on View from Menu Bar in File Explorer and Click on Hidden Items. This will enable you to view hidden files. If Hidden Items is already checked then ignore this step.
- Navigate to .minecraft/saves the folder.
- In the folder called saves, you will find all the worlds you have created in Minecraft Java Edition.
- Select the folder which corresponds with the world you want to backup or select all the folders if you want a backup of all worlds.
- Right-click and select copy.
- In File Manager, navigate to a location where you want to store the backup files and paste them. for example PenDrive or Google Drive or anyother storage device of your choice.
- Done. You have successfully created a backup of your Minecraft Java Edition World(s).
Congrats you have successfully backed up your Minecraft Java Worlds. You can use them on a different PC or keep them stored in case you delete your original file.
The process of restoring is the same. All you need is to copy the backed-up file and paste it into the saves folder.