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How did Minecraft's Java/Bedrock split come to pass?

It's been a very long time since I've last touched Minecraft. Recently my interest was sparked again and to my surprise I've learned that now there are 2 dominant Minecraft versions: Java and Bedrock. ...
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Can Minecraft Pocket Edition play with a desktop Minecraft?

My kids are playing Minecraft on 2 PCs, creative mode. They are connected by the way of one of them starts a single player game on the other one than joins that game over the LAN. Can I, using ...
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Why isn't my sorting system picking up eggs?

I've made an automatic sorting system from this design: ...and it works for everything, except eggs. When I try to place an egg in as the template item, it slips ...
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Can I transfer Minecraft from a computer to iOS?

My son has been playing Minecraft on our home computer for a couple of years now. He just got an iPad Mini 2 for his birthday. Is it possible to transfer his game and his saves onto his iPad Mini 2?
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How to transfer minecraft pocket edition world between iPads?

My daughter has built a minecraft world on our iPad. As of Christmas 2013 she has an iPad mini of her own. Is there any way to transfer her world from the old machine? Even better...is there any way ...
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How do I get on a Minecraft PE server when it says 'invalid name'?

I am having trouble getting onto a server in Minecraft PE on iOS. When I tap on the person's server it just says invalid name: I have tried turning off and restarting the iPad, going to home screen ...
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Are there any cave systems generated in Minecraft Pocket Edition?

I've been playing the mobile version of Minecraft for a few days now, and have yet to see an underground cave system. Are there any generated with the terrain, or is it all solid ground?
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Is it possible to use NBT tags in commands in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition?

This question was split into different questions for each workaround. See these two meta posts for more information. Can you use NBT tags in commands? I’ve tried commands that normally work in Java ...
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Can any of the monsters break glass?

I tend to build my house nearly completely out of glass because I like to be able to see all nearby threats. Are there any monsters with the ability to break glass? If so, which ones?
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How can I permanently ban someone on my Minecraft server?

All I can see is a kick button, which temporarily blocks them from rejoining, but does not completely ban them. I tried /ban but the command does not seem to exist. How do I accomplish this?
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How do I view coordinates in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition?

Is there a way to view my current coordinates in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition? People keep saying to use Fn+F3, but that just opens a new Google Chrome tab. I've been searching the internet for ...
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How can I import worlds from Minecraft Bedrock into Minecraft Java?

Can I get my Minecraft Bedrock Edition worlds onto my PC to play in regular Minecraft? If so how? I have used iExplorer to transfer files from my iPad but that was no help. Any suggestions?
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Where does Minecraft for Windows 10 store its data?

I have searched in %appdata%, pulling up the list of files there, but there is no file labelled .minecraft. Searching %appdata%\.minecraft returns "no results found". I also opened Minecraft to ...
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Can a lost Minecraft: PE world be retrieved?

My son has spent ages building his Minecraft: Pocket Edition world on my iPad. However, the iPad was stolen. Is there any other way he can access his world from another iPad or laptop, etc?
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How to find North and South in the Nether

I have been trying for days to find a Nether Fortress. I've looked up different ways on how to find one and I happened to stumble upon an answer that might help me. The question he asked was just what ...
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How do I make floating sand?

I want sand to just hover in midair and not immediately fall after being placed. Is this possible?
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Can I get Minecraft Pocket Edition for free if I've already bought the game?

Minecraft Pocket Edition has just been released and since I've already bought the game for PC I was hoping I could get the pocket edition for free. Does it do any account verification to check if you'...
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Can villagers sleep in the nether?

Let's say that I move a villager from the overworld to the nether and place a bed, would he sleep on it?
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What is the best villager to get emeralds from?

I am grinding emeralds to save up for some mending books from a librarian villager. However, it costs 38 emeralds (the most expensive price for an enchanted book), and I am having trouble getting ...
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How do I op a user who has spaces in their username on a Minecraft server?

I have a Minecraft server which allows Bedrock clients, I would like to make one of our players who has a space in their Gamertag an operator. We tried op "user name", however this throws ...
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How do we play multiplayer minecraft on iPads?

We have two iPads, and both of them have Minecraft PE. My son wants to connect the two and play with me. I have absolutely no idea what I am doing here, so I do not know how to do this. One game ...
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What's the difference between “Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition” and “Minecraft”?

On the Nintendo Switch eshop, there are two versions of Minecraft: "Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition" and "Minecraft". The Switch Edition is currently unavailable for purchase, with a message that ...
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Can I convert a Minecraft: Education Edition world to Bedrock Edition?

I made a world in Education Edition and would like to continue playing in Bedrock. I exported the world, but when I try and open it in Bedrock it says: This level was saved from Minecraft: Education ...
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Is it possible to transfer Minecraft PE worlds to Minecraft PC?

I have a really cool Minecraft PE world, and I would like to also have it on my Computer. Is there a way to move a Minecraft PE world onto the PC Edition? My tablet is Android and my Computer is ...
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How can I defeat a Minecraft zombie that picked up my weapon and armor?

I am on a world where I am constantly changing gamemode. I would like some tips on how to beat a zombie with netherite armour (full set) and a netherite sword. I want to avoid going into creative mode ...
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How can I mine redstone ore?

I found redstone ore in Survival Mode (Minecraft Pocket Edition) and tried to use all five tools to collect it. It took about a minute or two to break, but I couldn't collect anything from it once ...
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What is inaccessible in a world without mobs?

I started playing a couple of days ago in split-screen. Since I am horrible with controllers (we are playing on an Xbox One), I asked to make a world without mobs. After a bit we realized that we won'...
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How can I backup my Minecraft: Pocket Edition worlds?

I'm upgrading my tablet's Android OS and I want to save my worlds so I can have a backup in case something goes wrong.
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Transfer Minecraft PE world from broken device

My son's tablet broke and when he gets a new one he is hoping he will be able to access all his saved worlds on his new device. Is this possible? Will the minecraft servers have his data saved if he ...
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How to Join Games with Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.7

I can't find how to join games with the latest 0.7 Pocket Edition update with an iPad and iPod over wifi. I see the realm options but I get the message "there are no more open server slots right now". ...
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How can I reuse my Nether Reactor?

So, I built my nether reactor out of a bunch of gold and diamonds I had been storing to see what it does. It was pretty crazy; after I activated it I warped to the netherworld version of my land and ...
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Does killing villagers in Bedrock Edition have negative consequences?

I recently tried to build a simple iron farm in Bedrock Edition using this tutorial from silentwisperer, but apparently I built it too close to the village I started for my own little compound because ...
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Can't connect to other Minecraft Game on ipad

Both of my daughters have Minecraft downloaded on their iPad minis. They used to be able to play together in the same "world," and now they can't. To our knowledge, no settings have changed, both ...
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Minecraft Pocket Edition giving “Could not connect: Outdated client!” and “Unable to connect to world” error between version 1.16.201 and 1.16.40

My son has recently started playing Minecraft and asked if we could play together. He has an Amazon Fire, but I have a PC. I have found Bluestacks and am running (what I believe to be) Minecraft ...
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There doesn't seem to be any hostile mobs spawning in Minecraft: Pocket Edition

I"m playing survival mode, but there seems to be no hostile mobs, such as creepers (which is kind of boring). How can I make them appear?
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Can I mine diamonds with TNT

I have been playing mcpe on the raygun seed. I marked my spawn and I have a truck load of TNT and one flint and steel. While I was mining after a really long time I noticed I had no pick! I was ...
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How big is the world in Minecraft Pocket Edition?

I'm currently building a town in Minecraft Pocket Edition and I'm wondering how many blocks long and how many blocks wide the world is.
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OPs can't craft

I'm an OP on my PocketMine server and I get a message to gather more blocks when I try to craft anything. If I de-OP myself I can craft without any problems. Why do I have to de-OP to craft?
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Can I use Minecraft PC textures and worlds in Pocket Edition?

Now that I've discovered that I can host a Minecraft Pocket Edition server, I'd like to know if is it possible to use the textures and maps of the PC version for the pocket version. I'm planning to ...
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Pause menu buttons show as “lines” only in Minecraft

I've been playin Minecraft for Windows 10 for about a year now and I've never encountered this issue until now, I've also searched forums and discussion websites and I haven't found any other cases. I ...
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How do I output a scoreboard value or a selector to chat in Bedrock Edition?

JSON text format in Bedrock Edition is very different from that in Java Edition. The possible elements to go in the {"rawtext":[]} component are: text translate with (args) As you can see ...
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What does this graphic mean?

In playing Minecraft on iPad, this animated graphic pops up randomly in the center of the screen… what does it mean? It looks sort of like an animated audio waveform (the bars on the graphic go up ...
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How can I quickly grab items from a chest to my inventory?

I play a lot of pvp games on Minecraft Bedrock. I play on a Mouse and Keyboard and I don't know what key to press to quickly grab and equip things from a chest.
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Joining an iPad-hosted game from Android

Is it possible to join a Minecraft world from an Android device if the world is hosted on an iPad? I want to get a Galaxy Tab for my son, but most of his friends use iPads when playing Minecraft ...
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Where can I find Iron, Gold, and Diamond in survival mode?

Where can I find Iron, Gold, and Diamond in Minecraft Pocket Edition Survival Mode? I can only find gravel, dirt, wood, sand, and cobblestone.
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How to divide item stack in MC PE?

I have been struggling with this for a while and couldn’t find a clear answer online so I thought I’d post it since I couldn’t find a correct answer anywhere. How can I divide a stack in my ...
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How do I set up Minecraft Cross Play in Same House / Same Wifi? [duplicate]

I have been trying to set up Minecraft so that my kids can play it on our home wifi across multiple devices. I am so confused.. too many versions of Minecraft I own: Minecraft Java Edition (Windows ...
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How do you get custom heads in Minecraft for Switch?

I would like to use a custom head in Minecraft for Switch, like you can for the Java version of the game. How can I do that?
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How do I make a Creeper proof city?

I am tired of creepers blowing up my buildings. I'm not asking not about anti-creeper buildings, but a creeper proof city. My survival mode city is big but I constantly have to rebuild it. I'm playing ...
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How can I get lava in a bucket without taking the source block?

I am trying to make a moat out of lava, but I can't get the lava in the bucket. Do I have to take the source block?

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