I want to copy/modify/delete a Minecraft world. Where can I find my saves folder?

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    Nobody Worry found them now.
    – Ben
    Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 9:39
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    Welcome to Gaming Stack Exchange! This is not a forum. Questions you ask are retained for others to find (via, say, Google). I'm glad you found your solution independently; that doesn't stop people from answering and updating the answers. :)
    – badp
    Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 9:51
  • Can someone fix the question title? I have no idea what "without going on Minecraft" means. Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 21:00

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As the Minepedia mentions, your save files are in:

~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves/

If you were running Linux, it'd just be:


If you were running Windows, instead, it'd be:


In all cases, you can reach the correct folder easily with your file manager of choice using this little trickery:

  1. Start Minecraft
  2. Choose "Mods and Texture packs"
  3. Choose "Open texture pack folder"
  4. Go up a level
  5. Open the saves directory.
  • I didn't use that i used this uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100921121600AAQkoTy (the first one you said)
    – Ben
    Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 9:57
  • But i am stuck when i get to saves i click world 1 and it comes up with many folders these folders are labeled 0,1,1a,1b... and once you clicked one, it takes you to more folders which are labeled the same if you click any of them you will come across vfd files which are the ones with the traffic cone logo
    – Ben
    Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 10:02
  • @Ben as Kevin Reid said, you only need to upload the levels.dat file directly into the World folder of interest.
    – badp
    Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 10:05
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    @Ben In this case you have two answers that need a checkmark ;)
    – badp
    Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 10:22
  • I don't think this answer applies to the Windows 10 version (Bedrock? v1.2+). Can someone propose another answer or update? Commented Dec 30, 2017 at 12:10

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