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Where are my Minecraft saves located? How do I load a downloaded map?

I’ve received a few questions about this so figured I would address them! Where are my world saves? Where do i put the world I downloaded? Fear not, its pretty easy and once you find the location I suggest making a shortcut to the saves folder on your desktop for easy access in the future! Once you download one, I guarantee it won’t be your last. Below you will find everything you need.

Copy and paste the location below into your run command. (Windows shortcut: Windows Key + R)

Your save files are in:
~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves/
If you were running Linux, it’d just be:
If you were running Windows, instead, it’d be:

In all cases, you can reach the correct folder easily with your file manager of choice using this little trickery:

  1. Start Minecraft
  2. Click “Options”
  3. Choose “Resource Packs”
  4. Choose “Open resource pack folder”
  5. Go up a level (folder)
  6. Open the saves directory.



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