I replaced my old hard drive with a new SSD, and didn't grab my old saves for MineCraft beforehand. The old hard drive is connected back into my computer as a secondary drive (D:) I haven't wiped it yet, so the saves should still be there, right?

I can't find where the saves are - the internet says the file path should be Users/<user name>/AppData/Roaming ... etc. When I go into the <user name> folder, AppData isn't there.

How do I find the old save files? I'm running the latest version of Windows 10.

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AppData is a hidden folder. You will have to enable hidden items. In file explorer, click view, then click hidden items check box. Here is a tutorial.

Windows 10, your directory would be: D:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves

Change <username> to your old user name for windows.

You can then copy the entire contents of the saves folder into the new minecraft saves folder to transfer all of your old worlds.

  • Alternative to changing settings: Just append "\Appdata" to the folder path at the top. Aug 18, 2017 at 6:17

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