My laptop battery died before I was able to save and close the game. Now when I start Minecraft, my game is not listed. I can see the folder of my game in Windows Explorer. How do I get Minecraft to open that game again?

  • %appdata%/roaming/.minecraft/saves – TwentyCharMax Sep 28 '16 at 2:37
  • What do you mean when you say you can see the folder? What's in the folder? Can you provide screenshots? – Schism Sep 28 '16 at 5:47
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    The folder might be empty..? Single player games won't be saved constantly. If you crashed the game before actually saving it once there is nothing but thin air. – dly Sep 28 '16 at 6:49
  • Is level.dat in the folder and, if so, what is its file size? – SirBenet Sep 28 '16 at 19:12
  • The file level.dat is there 2K from the day before. – Lianne Kruger Sep 29 '16 at 13:25

It seems like the file is corrupted. You can still see the file because it still exists, but you can't access it. First of all, back up your files often, so this doesn't happen. Within the saves folder, copy the save, and rename it to "New World". Then, go into Minecraft and create a new world called new world. It won't completely be fixed, but it should recover some of the data.

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