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How to Downgrade your Minecraft client (Windows 7 tutorial)

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SilverKytten
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
So.. You accidentally hit "update," instead of "not now," and can't play on your favourite server?

If you have Windows, then have no fear! With this simple, easy-to-follow guide, I'll teach you how to downgrade your Minecraft client, to ANY version of Minecraft that you've played, on your computer!

This, along with my "How to Start a Server" guide, was written whilst helping out a few friends. I've not seen any guides as detailed as mine, and decided to upload them, here, so that others might benefit from them, and so I can refer people to them, when I am asked how to downgrade or start a server. Feel free to share this with anyone in need, but please do not "re-blog," as that creates a lot of spam.


||This does not work on Windows 8, because Windows 8 is slightly more retarded than Windows 7.||

o Click on the Start menu icon
o Click on the search bar, and type %appdata%
o You'll see a file, named "Roaming" - Click on it
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o Find the file named ".minecraft," and right-click - Do not open it
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o Look through the list, until you find the option "Restore previous versions"
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o Select the version you want, then hit "restore"
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o Hit "restore," again
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If you've followed these directions correctly, you should now have the previous version, of your choice! (Of course, you might have to try a few times, to get the correct version, if you're going further back than the version you just updated from.) If you need any more help, let me know!
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Posted 2012-10-10 20:07:31
by SilverKytten

Quick Update : 03/13/2013 1:44:37 pm3/13/13

There aren't many detailed blogs, out there, about downgrading, and the 1.5 update is out. (No idea if it affects servers) So - bumping for those who don't yet know how to downgrade.

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luma28
Level 11
Journeyman Cake
March 21, 2013, 7:49 am

I use magiclaucher to downgrade my minecraft, i think its much easier. Its useful information anyways:-)
*diamonded

SilverKytten
Level 34
Artisan Artist
March 21, 2013, 1:13 pm

Magic Launcher just doesn't work, for some people. Couldn't get it to work on my desktop, neither could a few friends or my brother. Haven't tried it, since I got my laptop, as it's really the same amount of work, if you think about it. Though I suppose this is the harder way of doing it - The easiest way is to just save a couple copies of the .jar, with all the mods you want for each version, and replace them when you want to go back/forward in Minecraftia time.

luma28
Level 11
Journeyman Cake
March 22, 2013, 3:52 am

yeah, your rright on that. Magiclaucher doesnt work for all, but i does for me(and i happy wappy about that ^.^) nearly all of my friends couldnt get it to work, and i showed them this tutorial, but could you maybe make a tutorial on how to up/downgrade a homehosted minecraft server? i know many people who ask me that all the time, and as i don't the answer, maybe you do? :-)

SilverKytten
Level 34
Artisan Artist
March 22, 2013, 12:47 pm

Ehh, I suppose I could put that into my "how to start a server" tutorial.. But it's really not hard. All you have to do is download the new server .jar, either from minecraft.net or if you use bukkit, from dl.bukkit.org, and then replace the old one.

luma28
Level 11
Journeyman Cake
March 25, 2013, 10:04 am

well, that sound soooo hard to do:-P ill let them know thanks:-)

TheCutePikachu
Level 11
Journeyman Archer
March 13, 2013, 10:44 am

you earn a Diamond, sir.

TheCutePikachu
Level 11
Journeyman Archer
March 13, 2013, 10:43 am

Thanks, No-joke this worked ;D

SilverKytten
Level 34
Artisan Artist
March 13, 2013, 11:30 am

Good! :) That's why I decided to upload it to PMC. I figured some people needed a little more than text, to follow. Glad I was able to help!

Thank you for the diamond. :)

TheCutePikachu
Level 11
Journeyman Archer
March 13, 2013, 12:15 pm

It helped me get on SEL, What was 1.4.7 & It would take 2 weeks to be 1.5 & Its my Server that I <3 I was looking for My Mc to be downgraded Then I saw this ;D

SilverKytten
Level 34
Artisan Artist
March 13, 2013, 1:18 pm

:P

ProGamingCrew
Level 36
Artisan Pixel Painter
December 25, 2012, 3:29 am

cool and helpfull blog i diamonded. maybe comment my newest skin or blog back?

RedCelcius
Level 20
Expert Unicorn
December 23, 2012, 3:44 pm

<3

JustplayMC
Level 5
Apprentice Taco
December 21, 2012, 12:19 pm

OI what program do you use to monitor your system?

SilverKytten
Level 34
Artisan Artist
December 21, 2012, 12:45 pm

Saw your PM - I'll post it here, in case there are any others wondering. It's the CPU meter, from AddGadgets.com. There are many others, that I've started using, as well, though only every once in a while. The CPU meter is most used, so I keep it running, along with the digital clock (from the website. It has a few neat features) and the default weather gadget.

SilverKytten
Level 34
Artisan Artist
December 21, 2012, 12:39 pm

You mean the little box, in the bottom left corner? It's a windows gadget - Doesn't come as a default, you have to download it separately. Want the link to the site? They've a load of other useful gadgets, there, too.

SinizterDzine
Level 42
Master Network
November 14, 2012, 11:34 am

Wonderful!! *claps*

A very nice and helpful Blog indeed. Please make more! ;)

Also, I just HAD to Favorite and Diamond, this should be on the front page. Just saying.

SilverKytten
Level 34
Artisan Artist
November 14, 2012, 11:41 am

Haha.. Thank you!

If there's any kind of tutorial you need, let me know.. I can't really think of anything, at the moment.

SinizterDzine
Level 42
Master Network
November 14, 2012, 2:10 pm

Oh, and to add, I just read the "About SilverKytten" part. It was a wonderfully written story. (I know it's real =P)

SinizterDzine
Level 42
Master Network
November 14, 2012, 2:06 pm

Well, I didn't really need this one to be exact =P

I'm pretty nerdy to be honest. I just thought this was well written and planned out.

So again, good job!! =)

And if you're new to PMC or the Forums, just ask ;)

SilverKytten
Level 34
Artisan Artist
November 14, 2012, 2:43 pm

Thank you, doubly. :)

I'm not exactly new.. I've been here since March.. I've just recently been quite active. ;)

SinizterDzine
Level 42
Master Network
November 14, 2012, 4:38 pm

Oh, then welcome back! Since you've been gone, PMC's removed the "Blocks" Section, and made a new "LiveTV" Section, it's quite great!! =)

SilverKytten
Level 34
Artisan Artist
November 14, 2012, 4:58 pm

:P I know, I've seen.

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