And no, I did not move, delete, or even touch the Minecraft folder manually recently. I am able to play Minecraft literally 10 minutes ago, and then I closed Minecraft, and when I open Minecraft again, I realised that all my worlds, resource packs, server saves, etc. are wiped clean. I can't even see Minecraft app. The Minecraft folder is totally messed up. I did not see my files inside Trash.

What happened? Why did this happen, and how can I recover my files?

[EDIT] Minecraft.app is not there. Why did this happen?

  • I had to totally reinstall Minecraft. And all my worlds are gone. poof
    – 54D
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 5:05
  • could be your antivirus, were you running any mods?
    – Aequitas
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 5:17
  • I don't have antivirus, and I am running Minecraft 1.8.3 before The Wipe.
    – 54D
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 5:18
  • were you running any mods?
    – Aequitas
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 5:18
  • No I am not running any mods. Clean vanilla 1.8.3.
    – 54D
    Commented Jul 31, 2015 at 5:19

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Use this guide to find the minecraft data folder: http://hopper.minecraft.net/help/finding-minecraft-data-folder/

In this folder verify that /saves is present and contains your worlds. If it doesn't, then your worlds are gone unless you have a backup.

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