I don't have a minecraft folder. I've looked through forums and videos, followed all the steps. I just don't have one. I have windows 7, and I have "view hidden files" turned on. I have look in the roaming folder of my app data folder, with hidden files turned on. I want to find my folder so I can install a mod, could someone please tell me why my folder isn't showing up?

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    You can just click on the button in-game that says 'open resource folder'. That will open the correct folder directly – Ben Jun 30 '14 at 21:15
  • On macOS it still is minecraft. – haykam Aug 9 '17 at 6:25
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    Windows 10: %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang – DrFloyd5 Nov 20 '18 at 13:52

If you've run Minecraft on your machine, then you do have a .minecraft folder. It can be a bit tricky to find. Here's an easy way to get to it:

  1. Launch Minecraft.
  2. Select "Options"
  3. Select "Resource Packs..."
  4. Select "Open resource pack folder"
  5. Go up one level
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    Dammit @badp, beat me to it. – GnomeSlice Aug 25 '11 at 20:55
  • @John And I was playing engie watching two nests at the same time while I wrote that answer – badp Aug 25 '11 at 20:56

To get to the .minecraft folder, you can always just open Run from the start menu and type %appdata%\.minecraft\, then click Run. It'll open your minecraft folder.

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If you're on windows, go to to your start menu and search %appdata%. This will bring your to a collection of folders. One of these folders is labeled .minecraft. Hope this helps! If your on Mac, go to finder, open up the library folder, inside of the library folder, open up the Application support file, inside should be your .minecraft file. Here are the relevant file paths




~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
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