I've been working a lot on my world on my computer in single player mode. My dad got me a server and so I want to transfer my world onto my server. How is this possible?

I noticed that in %appdata%\roaming\.minecraft\saves, the directories in there look a lot like the world directory on my server. Can I simply transfer my saves directory to my server?

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    Hi Ken, and welcome to Arqade! I think your question's already been answered; please see the responses to this question. – Schism Nov 24 '12 at 4:39
  • Yep, drag and drop and you're ready to go. – SevenSidedDie Nov 24 '12 at 4:46
  • Is this a server that you bought or a server that is running off of a computer you have access to? – user28379 Nov 24 '12 at 16:48
  • @JeffreyLin - my dad rented me a server at baremetalcloud.com. Thanks others. – Ken Mueller Nov 25 '12 at 3:59

I wanted to create a flat land multiplayer bukkit server, perfect for building. I was able to.

Yes, there are saves in %appdata%\roaming\.minecraft\saves that you can use. All you need to do is drop it into the server folder after you create it and specify in the server config file (World_Name=) and write the name of you world.

  • place all your on-character items in a chest before you save it and transfer, when you log into the server you might start as a fresh character – ppostma1 Oct 3 '17 at 7:18
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    Note: in newer Minecraft Server versions, this variable is called "level-name". – Prokop Hanzl Dec 8 '18 at 9:21

Drag the folder of the world into your server folder then --->

you can just set the Level-name: (Name of folder in servers main folder)

If your default world is named world but you want to change it to a world called world2

You just drag the world2's world folder into the server folder and switch

Level-name: world to Level-name world2

This will be in the config file in your server folder

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