Questions tagged [minecraft-launcher]

the program that starts Minecraft. Can also be used to change skins, view release notes and more.

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minecraft launcher wont connect to internet

when I open the launcher it says I can only play Minecraft offline. When I click the try again button to reconnect it doesn't work. I was trying to buy mc dungeons but that wouldn't even work even ...
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Minecraft Skin Overlay

I painted my own Minecraft skin in paint in 64*64 pixel in .png. But my Minecraft Launcher does not show them when I add them. What can I do to make him show my Overlays? (Yes, I put anything in ...
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My Minecraft Launcher won't update

I have a problem where my launcher isn't the newest one on my PC... I have the old one and it wasn't really an issue for me until I tried to download a shader pack and couldn't do it. Does anyone know ...
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How do I move Minecraft Java Edition's default directory to a second hard drive? [duplicate]

I have reinstalled the Java Launcher onto my SSD, I and moved the .minecraft file as well. However, the launcher rebuilds the .minecraft file on my HDD because that is the location of the default ...
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How do I get rid of the old Minecraft launcher?

I have a problem where my launcher isn't the newest one on my PC... I have the old one and it wasn't really an issue for me until I tried to download a shader pack and couldn't do it. Does anyone know ...
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Minecraft launcher immediately goes into “not responding” and freezes

Minecraft has been working the past two days. I tried opening the launcher today and it was a dark screen and immediately froze. Java is up to date. Minecraft launcher is up to date, even tried ...
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3rd party Minecraft Launcher

With a 3rd party Minecraft Launcher (Such as GDLauncher), do you still have to buy Minecraft Java Edition from minecraft.net?
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Minecraft won’t leave full screen in Windows 10

When we click on Minecraft launcher in menu bar it goes immediately to full screen and mouse has no cursor on the screen so the only option is via keyboard ‘ctrl alt delete’ sign out of computer. We ...
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Minecraft isn’t showing my installations on Arch Linux

I recently re-installed my laptop with Arch Linux and so naturally i installed the Minecraft launcher. I then made a symbolic link ~/.minecraft pointing to the directory where i kept my minecraft ...
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How do I stop the Minecraft launcher from warning me about using modified Minecraft installs

The Minecraft launcher recently updated to add support for Microsoft accounts, it also changed the background and added a warning when I hover over modified profiles in the selection tab (This ...
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How do I revert to an older version of the Minecraft launcher?

The new version of the Minecraft launcher is the worst launcher version in my opinion. I can't use mods and many things. How do I revert to an older version of the Minecraft launcher?
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Can I add an account to my Minecraft launcher?

I purchased Minecraft Java edition a while ago but now I would like to add another account to my launcher. I don't want to have to buy the game again - this account is just so someone else can play on ...
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How do I change my .minecraft folder location in the old launcher?

I know that there's a way to change the minecraft folder location in the newer launchers, but how do I do it in 1.5.2? I've tried to move the roaming folder and searched online, but none of the ...
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Why can't I log into the old Minecraft: Java Edition launcher? Throws InvalidCredentialsExeption [duplicate]

I know for a fact that the information is right, but when I try to log in, it says: InvalidCredentialsException: Invalid credentials. Invalid username or password. The launcher's version is 1.6.89-j (...
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Is there a way to open Minecraft without using the launcher at all?

Is there a way to open Minecraft without using the launcher? My launcher is taking a long time to open and I do not want to wait so long before I can actually play the game.
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How can I change the location of the .minecraft directory in the 2.1 Launcher?

I don't want to have the .minecraft folder in the %APPDATA% folder. How can I move it somewhere else? I'm using Launcher version 2.1, that looks like this:
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In Minecraft, how to make every world have it's own modpacks?

I have like 5-6 worlds that I use and every of them needs a different mod setup. I am slowly run out of folders mods1, mods2, mods_, .. for each of the world, where mods is the current time launching ...
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How can I run the minecraft client on CentOS 7?

I have CentOS 7.7 installed on my system. I've downloaded Minecraft.tar.gz from the official download site and when I try to run its minecraft-launcher binary I get the following errors: ./minecraft-...
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Cannot run Minecraft on Windows 7

I started playing Minecraft a few years back but then quit. Now I'm wanting to play it again but whenever I click on the Minecraft Launcher these messages show up: Can anyone help please? I have ...
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With the new Minecraft launcher, is there a way to change the .minecraft folder without manually specifying the Java path for every profile?

I am aware of the --workDir command line option, and I am using it to change the location of the .minecraft folder. However, any profile I try to launch does not find the javaw.exe file (which is ...
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I have to keep logging back in on the Minecraft launcher

This isn't a big problem, but... On the Minecraft launcher, about 20% of the time when I open it (And I open it atleast 5 times a day, so this happens often) it will have logged me out and I have to ...
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Why is my Minecraft launcher not working?

I need help because my Minecraft launcher doesn't work... It's been a long time I haven't played Minecraft and until now it worked nicely. But now that I want to play on it again and I run the ...
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minecraft cannot download versions and libraries

How do I fix this error in Minecraft? I tried changing my Internet settings and Java settings but it did not work. Launcher 1.0.8 (through bootstrap 0) started on windows... System.getProperty('os....