Where to Find Minecraft Saved Game Files on Mac & Windows

May 1, 2021 - Leave a Comment

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If you or a loved one are a Minecraft user, you may be interested in tracking down game save files on a Mac or Windows PC.


Saved game files can be relevant if you’re looking to manually back them up, store them in a cloud service for use on multiple devices, sharing with others, amongst other purposes. With the amount of time many people invest into Minecraft, the saved game data is rather important. So, let’s dig into where these files are located on Mac and PC.

Minecraft Save Game Files Location on Mac OS

On all versions of MacOS and Mac OS X, you can find saved games at the following location:

~/Library/Application Support/minecraft

You can paste that file path in the Finder’s Go To Folder command (Command+Shift+G) or in Spotlight (command+spacebar) to jump to that destination quickly.

This can also be accessed from Finder by pulling down the Go menu, holding down Option, and selecting “Library”, then navigating to ‘Application Support’ and to ‘Minecraft’.

Minecraft Save Game File Location on Windows PC

For a Windows PC, you can find the location of Minecraft saved game files at the following location:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft

Replacing USERNAME with your user account.

You can also navigate to that directory manually by opening Windows Explorer to your user home directory, going to AppData, then to Roaming, and into .minecraft.

Whether on Mac or PC you can add or remove saved game files into these directories, and they’ll be available when you open Minecraft into single player mode.

Happy minecrafting!

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Games, Tips & Tricks

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