I don't mind cheating in my single player survival world. But I used kill all entities while filling a large chunk with air to get rid of the mobs. But I didn't know item frames are also entities. Why are item frames also entities? Minecraft can be so frustrating at times.

You see, I also had a 5x5 map wall on max zoom level (4/4).

So, can I use command blocks to get my filled in maps back?

Hope you can help. Kindly, Tom


Yes you can! That is, as long as you know the map number of the map you want to remake (or can figure it out by experimenting).

/give [playername | @p] minecraft:filled_map [amount_of_maps] [map_number]

The key reason this may be possible for you is that you already had the map, since it doesn't appear to be currently possible to generate new, pre-filled maps.

Also backed up by the Minecraft Wiki page on Maps:

A map created using /give can be any map by using the Map parameter to specify the map number desired. E.g. /give [player] minecraft:filled_map{map:5} gives the specified player map_5. If no data value is supplied it defaults to map_0. If map_0 has not ever been crafted, it is centered on x=0, z=0.


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    OMG it worked - you have no idea how happy that makes me :-). Thank you very much for your help. – Irdanwen Oct 21 '20 at 14:23

See, THIS is why Minecraft needs an undo button at all times. Unfortunately, there's no way to get your maps back with commands. You'll have to make the maps again, sadly.

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