I did a stupid thing and accidentally set my spawn place to where I was lost. I don't want to lose all my stuff but I went travelling with my boat and now I'm just really confused. The java help pages and all that are completely impenetrable to me, how do I find my bed and then go back to get my stuff and then go back to my bed again. (Please explain as if I'm a complete novice to computers.)

Also, where do you put coordinates in to go there and how.


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The command to set your spawn to any x, y, and x coordinate is:

/spawnpoint <player> <x> <y> <z>

and the first spawn point is within 255 blocks of X; 0, Z: 0.

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    You could also just do /spawnpoint and it will set your spawnpoint to your current location. May 14, 2014 at 0:55
  • @DatEpicCoderGuyWhoPrograms The OP has stated that his current spawn location is not where he wants to be, so /spawnpoint would not be helpful in this situation.
    – Ben
    May 21, 2014 at 5:21
  • @Ben I know, I thought it could be helpful for him in the future if he does get lost again, he would have set his spawn to his desired location. May 21, 2014 at 13:26

The ONLY way to reset your spawn point is to sleep in a bed. If this spawn point is obstructed, it will spawn you into the wilderness, just like when you first made the world.

For your second question, the only way without a mod (I think) is to look at your map (or use console commands) and write down the coordinates. Then use console commands to find the coordinates.

Hope this helped!

Edit: type /help for console commands

  • You can find your co-ordinates using F3, and as @cantido said - You use /spawnpoint [username] [x] [y] [z] in the chat.
    – aytimothy
    Oct 11, 2014 at 3:06

If you didn't wonder to far after you first entered the world you play in, your can always press F3 and they to walk to X=0, Y=anything Z=0 (top left of the screen).


It would be a bit easier to...

Use /spawnpoint <username> <x> <y> <z> for the respawning thing and you can do /gamerule keepinventory = true to keep your stuff. To find the coordinates, you can just hit F3 and it will tell you your coordinates and a bunch of other cool stuff.

If you want to do it where you're going back and forth or you have your world set to no cheats, you can get a mod called REI's Minimap that says where you last died and other stuff. But in this situation you really can't set your spawnpoint (unless you sleep in a bed) or keep your stuff.


You can just type /spawnpoint in the chat/commands then it will say 'Set (your name)s spawn point to so and so.

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