I died in my hardcore mode world that I really care about. and I changed myself to creative mode, grabbed my stuff, put it in a chest and made a new book explaining to my future self how I died and how long I survived for in case my future self curiously came into the world to see what it was.

After I finished writing the book I grabbed my book of coordinates from my chest that I created and wrote before I died. I decided to play around with the save toolbar hotkey (dumb idea) and went to try save my toolbar, but instead of pressing C+6 like I meant to, I accidentally pressed X+6, which cleared my inventory completely because toolbar number 6 in the inventory was already previously empty, so it essentially replaced all my items with air.

My question here is, is there any way I can find and recover those 2 books in the world files or game files? I don't care what it takes to get those books back even if I have to mod the game, I just want a way to recover the books.

I don't really care much for the death book, just as long as I can get my coordinates back because they are extremely important to have.


Your only chance would be to Alt + F4 out of the game (or crash it by other means) before it saves anything to your drive, so you have to do this as soon as possible. But you should use this approach with caution. In rare cases it could as well corrupt your game files and eventually destroy your saved world.

If it's already too late for that there is no known way of getting your books back. There is currently nothing in the game that can restore a cleared inventory by normal means.

For the future:

Make backups. Save a copy of your world somewhere else and doing so on a regular basis can save you a lot of headache.

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  • 😧 OK thankyou for the info I'll leave the question up for now in case anyone else might have an answer. Also I'll find out when I send this comment but I think when I downloaded the app for arqade on my phone I might have accidentally made a new account (so many accidents) so I might not be commenting right now as the original poster but rather as a different Liam. – Liam Jun 25 '19 at 13:21
  • OK yeah it was the right account – Liam Jun 25 '19 at 13:22
  • I can't alt f4 crash the game, I already quit the world and turned off the computer, I was hoping I wouldn't have to keep the world on – Liam Jun 25 '19 at 13:24
  • You can crash the game by holding F3+C. Using Alt+F4 closes the game rather than to crash it. (I´m not sure if that is relevant though, because I am unsure when and how often the game saves) – user232393 Jun 25 '19 at 14:33
  • @Mr.Bear Alt + F4 force-closes the game without saving it. It's pretty much like crashing it. – dly Jun 25 '19 at 18:59

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