Minecraft is a sandbox game where players can build their own worlds by using the building blocks and the resources found on the site. Minecraft has two different gaming modes, Survival and Creative. In both the gaming levels, the player has to use his creativity to build, explore, and survive in the game. Minecraft has three different dimensions, the Overworld, the Nether, and the End. In each of these dimensions, players can create new worlds. Every world that a player creates in Minecraft is saved at a particular location on the computer. In this article, we will explain where Minecraft Worlds are saved on Windows 11/10.
Where are Minecraft Worlds saved on Windows PC?
Minecraft game is available in two different editions, namely, Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. The storage location of Minecraft Worlds is different for both of these editions.
Let’s see where are Minecraft Worlds saved on Windows 10 for:
- Java Edition
- Bedrock Edition
1] Minecraft Worlds storage location for Java Edition
In the Java Edition, the Minecraft Worlds are saved in the
.minecraft\saves folder. When you open this folder, you will find that each Minecraft World has its own separate folder. Apart from the worlds, the .minecraft folder contains other files too, including .jar files, sound, music, personal options, resource packs, etc.
The following steps will help you locate the .minecraft folder on Windows 10:
- Press Win + R keys to launch the Run command box.
%APPDATA%\.minecraftand click OK.
- This will open the .minecraft folder directly.
In the Java Edition of Minecraft Worlds, each dimension has its own poi, data, and region folder.
2] Minecraft Worlds storage location for Bedrock Edition
In the Bedrock Edition, each Minecraft World has its own separate folder and is located at
games/com.mojang/minecraftWorlds location on Windows 11/10. The Chunks files for all the dimensions are located in the db1 folder.
How to recover a deleted Minecraft World?
As described above in this article, Minecraft stores all the worlds that you create at a particular location inside the %appdata% folder on Windows 10. If you delete a world from the Minecraft game, you can restore it from the folder in which all the worlds are saved.
To recover the deleted Minecraft World, follow the instructions below:
- First, open the
.minecraft\savesfolder by following the steps that we have explained above in this article.
- There, you will find the folders of the worlds that you have created in Minecraft.
- Now, right-click on the folder with the name of the world that you want to recover.
- Select Properties.
- Click on the Previous versions tab.
- It should display all the previous versions of Minecraft World. Select the world from the list and click Restore.
Does deleting Minecraft delete your worlds?
Many users have this doubt that uninstalling Minecraft may delete their worlds. Minecraft saves your worlds at a specific location on your computer. In addition, Minecraft also saves your worlds on the cloud. Hence, uninstalling or deleting Minecraft does not affect your worlds until you delete them manually from your computer or the cloud.