I bought Minecraft last year and all went well until I bought a Mac. Now, the following sounds are either missing or very quiet:

  • Walking on any material.
  • Breaking materials.
  • Placing materials.

Pistons, doors and mob sounds are fine.

What can I do to fix this?

  • Turn your sound up?
    – fredley
    Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 10:39

2 Answers 2


You might want to clear your [home]/Library/Application Support/minecraft/sounds folder.

It will then ingame download the sounds, i have read somewhere long while ago that you actually need to be in a world to do that. Don't know what happened about this bug.

You could aswell search for a ZIP of the .minecraft/sounds folder online.


Run these commands in the Terminal:

cd ~/library/"application support"
rm -r minecraft

then download it again and install it.

  • Done that countless times. No difference. Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 10:14
  • @user1453094 It's a little known fact that the Minecraft.app that you download is not the game, it's just the installer/launcher, so redownloading it will never fix problems. To reinstall you have to do a forced download (in launchers Options), or remove the game files from their hidden install location and let the launcher reinstall them, as Jeffrey shows in the edited answer. Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 18:14
  • @Jeffrey Deleting and redownloading Minecraft.app doesn't do anything, so you should remove that advice from the answer. Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 18:15
  • @SevenSidedDie, ok.
    – Shoe
    Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 0:29

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