When I open Minecraft in the single player section it is not there and I have tried to find out how to make it a normal file but I'm just lost at this point I have been unable to play downloadable world's forever now and I don't know what to do.enter image description here

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    It would be helpful if you provided screenshots of the files.
    – One 2 Many
    Jul 18, 2020 at 18:43
  • A proper screenshot with filename and filetype would be more helpful.
    – Joachim
    Jul 18, 2020 at 20:33
  • Nevermind I think I figured it out I just got rid of the file and used the old version and it works now
    – Rainbowgod
    Jul 18, 2020 at 21:37
  • Can you share your solution with the rest of us?
    – Joachim
    Jul 19, 2020 at 8:21

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Place the directory containing the level file in your Minecraft saves directory. This is typically in your hidden appdata directory on Windows, so it is available at the path %appdata%\.minecraft\saves. Then, restart Minecraft.

As for the level file appearing as a PowerMedia file, it has to do with how Windows stores the type of a file. Windows stores file types by adding a dot and a few letters, called the extension; the extension is normally unique to the file type. The Minecraft level file has an extension of "dat", for data. PowerMedia, however, says, "Hey guys! I can open .dat files!" And Windows says, "Okay PowerMedia, I'll write down that .dat files are your thing!" which causes Windows to show that it's a PowerMedia file.

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