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I have a minecraft game going on a Mac laptop. Assuming the minecraft version is the same, would it be possible to transfer this save to a Windows PC and continue playing it?

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The world saves are done in the same format, so to transfer a world you just need to copy the folder with the name of your world across.

This can usually be found here on macs: (username)/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves

Copy the entire folder to your windows files. Windows file structure depends on version but commonly it's found at: C:/users/(username)/appdata/roaming/.minecraft/saves

appdata May be an invisible folder by default, you can make it visible by changing your settings in the windows file viewer.

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And using sym links would make this folder automatically synced with dropbox. Or would this potentially cause problems? (I could see this if the saves are continually modified. Are they just modified when you click save, or does MC write to them continually?) I've used GameSave Manager on Windows in the past (supports dropbox saves), but it's Windows only. – Tim Coker Feb 10 '14 at 16:04
Alternatively if you want an easier way to open up appdata on windows, you can press the Windows key + R and type in %appdata% – aman207 Feb 10 '14 at 16:05
I believe single player saves are run on exiting the game, although I'm not certain, there may also be periodic saving. I am sure it doesn't constantly write to the save. – DBS Feb 10 '14 at 16:07
You can automatically sync with Dropbox?! – James Of Da Peach Feb 10 '14 at 16:46
@JamesOfDaPeach yes, just keep the actual file on dropbox, and add a symlink in the game directory. Sometimes a hard link might be a better idea. – o0'. Feb 10 '14 at 21:07

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