I currently use Windows 10 and I'm running Minecraft 1.8.

I have seen people say run %appdata&\.minecraft\ but that never worked for me. I really want to download a mod, but I can't until I find this folder.


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Unless you only made this typo when typing the question, the problem is that you have a typo in the folder path. Make sure that the symbols are entered correctly.

Correct path: %APPDATA%\.minecraft

Common typos:

  • %APPDATA&\.minecraft
  • %APPDATA%.minecraft

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  • You can also type it into the search bar on the taskbar. Oct 4, 2015 at 3:28
  • @angussidney Doesn't seem to work for me.
    – SirBenet
    Oct 4, 2015 at 9:46
  • I usually just use %appdata% and then click on the .minecraft folder. That works for me. And I'm talking about the search bar next to start, not in windows explorer Oct 4, 2015 at 9:48
  • @angussidney %appdata% then clicking .minecraft does work, although it looks as if it's searching for the folder of name %appdata% rather than just going to the path, so can be a bit slow.
    – SirBenet
    Oct 4, 2015 at 9:53
  • Let's add, if you do this frequently, it may be a good idea just to create a shortcut to the folder on your desktop.
    – SF.
    May 29, 2019 at 11:32

On the Minecraft Start Screen, you can go into Options > Resource Packs... and click Open Resource Pack Folder. It will take you to .../.minecraft/resourcepacks. Then navigate to the parent directory which should hopefully take you to your .minecraft folder.


go to your windows bar and search Run then type %appdata% after that enter and you'll see .minecraft click and go to mods place your mod in close/minimize it open MC and load up the forge version of what version your mod is for e.g floocraft 1.7.10 load up forge 1.7.10


If you still cannot find the folder after trying the command in Run, try re-installing Minecraft, and then check your folder again.

  • That really shouldn't be necessary, unless the folder is missing to begin with. But as the OP says he's able to run the game, it isn't.
    – Joachim
    May 29, 2019 at 10:11
  • As an alternative, search Windows (using Windows Search, Cortana, or a program like Everything, which is a lot faster) for the file realms_persistence.json (or other files that are unique to Minecraft).
    This file, as part of Minecraft, can be found in the folder you're looking for, even if for some reason the .minecraft folder's name got changed, or if it's no longer in C:\Users\*user*\AppData\(Roaming\).

  • According to this website, the Minecraft folder can be found in
    C:\Users\(your pc username)\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang\ (the string of random characters could vary, I assume).

You can only find the folder if you have bought the java edition which is on the official website.

if you have downloaded windows edition this is not possible

  • Do you have a source for this? Jan 8, 2019 at 6:40
  • That's nonsense, except, maybe, the folder has a different name, but all data on your pc is findable.
    – Joachim
    May 29, 2019 at 10:10

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