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How to Recover your Deleted Worlds. (Windows 7 and Vista Only)

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Maxemole
Level 28 : Expert Zombie
Hi, have you ever accidentally deleted your single player worlds? I know I have, and I now know a way to recover them. (For Windows 7 and Vista Only!)

Step 1: Press Start, go to run, and type in "%appdata%" (Without the quotation marks.)

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Step 2: Open your ".minecraft" folder.

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Step 3: Go to your "saves" folder.

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Step 4: Right-click and go to "Properties"

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Step 5: Go to "Previous Versions" and click on the time/date you would like to go back to, and then click "Restore"

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Hope i have helped you recover your saves. Please Diamond!

Thank you everyone for all the diamonds this tutorial has been getting! I'm so glad i helped all these people!

Updating to show new people who haven't seen this yet.
Tags:Tutorial, Deleted Worlds, Help, Recovery, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Credit:Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Vista

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Last updated 12/18/11
by Maxemole

Update #5 : 01/19/2012 10:55:06 pm1/19/12

Just updating to show this technique to new people.

Update #4 : 12/20/2011 7:20:58 pm12/20/11

Thanked the People.

Update #3 : 12/18/2011 1:20:46 pm12/18/11

Added more information to the paragraphs.

Update #2 : 12/18/2011 11:23:01 am12/18/11

Added Vista to the title.

Update #1 : 12/18/2011 1:11:16 am12/18/11

Put Only Windows 7 in the title.

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killdacreepers2
Level 1
New Explorer
June 28, 2014, 9:20 pm

my previous versions tab doesnt show up so my world is now basicly messed up because its modded and i loaded it wihtout the mods

Pink_Violinz
Level 1
New Miner
May 21, 2013, 10:21 pm

Omg.... Thank you SOOOO much!!!!

Decision53
Level 5
Apprentice Architect
December 27, 2012, 6:42 pm

I just deleted my world (i thought it was another one -_-) and i can't find it in the previous files, but i can find the ones that are 1 week old? Is it normal? Thank! :s

Link21
Level 1
New Explorer
October 19, 2012, 12:48 pm

I love you so much dude...

coinage1
Level 1
New Miner
September 25, 2012, 10:27 pm

I tried everything several times, but it did not put the world back into minecraft. it said it had been successfully restored, but the world did not appear when I opened minecraft again. plz help.

MaxorJR
Level 21
Expert Artist
August 15, 2012, 12:15 pm

can u make farther like 2 years ago ?

theotherone123
Level 1
New Miner
August 13, 2012, 4:23 pm

i and tons of people who commented on this are all saying its not working on vista. do you know for sure this works on vista or a re you being a douche and just guessing that it will work for vista

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
September 13, 2012, 1:11 pm

If you look on of the comments, he is telling me that it worked on Vista. So.... i would assume it works on Vista.

OnlyJ3r3my
Level 1
New Miner
June 21, 2012, 4:42 pm

I'm on Vista but I can't really find the "Previous Versions" Window and I'm really Desperate I hope you answer. I even do the exact steps and go to the properties but I still don't have it. Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Raithron
Level 1
New Miner
June 9, 2012, 3:43 pm

Holy shit thanks SOOOO Much.

I died on my hardcore the other day, with about 17 diamonds in my inv, and I died cause i let minecraft running, not on pause.

Thanks SOO much!

ragequit444
Level 1
New Miner
June 7, 2012, 8:45 am

i am in the same situation as sheezie. there is no tab there of previous versions. my brother deleted my world and he is on death penalty. please is there another way to restore worlds on vista. IF IT WORKS I OW YOU ALOT OF DIMONDS

OnlyJ3r3my
Level 1
New Miner
June 21, 2012, 4:44 pm

That happened to me too man. But he got so pissed. And Me too I don't have the Previous Versions.

Sheezie
Level 4
Apprentice Miner
May 13, 2012, 1:44 pm

Does this work on vista cause i dont have the previous thing

AnonymousProductions
Level 1
New Miner
March 11, 2012, 6:47 pm

yeh, thats good if you want to recover a recent file, but older files will be taken off the backup list

Kghareus
Level 1
New Architect
February 25, 2012, 2:23 pm

Please help!

Kghareus
Level 1
New Architect
February 25, 2012, 2:01 pm

Whenever I do this, I only get files from the last week. Am I doing something wrong?

epicsauce_
Level 15
Journeyman Architect
January 19, 2012, 6:07 pm

Wow, great that really helps

Conquer
Retired Moderator
Level 8
Apprentice Toast
December 19, 2011, 8:26 pm

Nice tutorial. I already knew this but i think this is a well thought out tutorial.
Take this diamond *hands maxemole a diamond*

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
December 20, 2011, 2:42 am

Haha thanks!

APH24
Level 53
Grandmaster Programmer
December 19, 2011, 1:37 pm

IS THERE A WAY TO DO THIS IN WINDOWS XP?! i really want my original worlds back

Spectob
Level 2
Apprentice Explorer
January 20, 2012, 2:22 am

not sure man sorry
btw windows XP?
you may wanna update

APH24
Level 53
Grandmaster Programmer
January 20, 2012, 3:13 am

Lol that's my old computer, I have a laptop with windows 7. I wanted to get my old worlds back from my old computer that got deleted a while ago

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
December 19, 2011, 1:45 pm

I don't know. I'm not really a master at this kind of stuff, i'm sorry!

APH24
Level 53
Grandmaster Programmer
December 19, 2011, 1:40 pm

would this work if i moved the saves folder from an XP computer to a Windows 7 computer with a flash drive?

cdcgirl
Level 1
New Explorer
December 19, 2011, 12:16 pm

F*ck dude how long did it take u to figure this out?

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
December 19, 2011, 12:25 pm

About 10 minutes, lol. :D

BlisterKirby
Level 18
Journeyman Dragonborn
December 19, 2011, 9:25 am

I wish I had one of the two, because I deleted my 1st world. It was my best. I had it from 1.4 to 1.8.

mastoryoda92
Level 1
New Miner
December 19, 2011, 3:15 pm

May i ask how the ***k you lost your world from all that time???!!!!!

BlisterKirby
Level 18
Journeyman Dragonborn
December 20, 2011, 3:41 am

I deleted it thinking I could just put in the seed again, but then it was updated, and I could not.

Login34
Level 1
New Miner
November 10, 2012, 9:46 am

Try using some MC Downgrader or i am sure AntVenom did a mod review on a mod that allows you to pick how the world is going to be generated (by versions of it) :3

destroyer12345
Level 21
Expert Creeper
December 19, 2011, 3:51 am

Man it worke perfectly

cmac1999
Level 7
Apprentice Skinner
December 18, 2011, 12:32 pm

does this work for hardecore worlds?

destroyer12345
Level 21
Expert Creeper
December 19, 2011, 3:51 am

what u play on hardcore, i already wined the game on hardcore mode HaHaHaHaHa!

hot_sauce
Level 10
Journeyman Princess
December 19, 2011, 7:06 pm

Wined the game? I didn't know you could actually wine and dine with a PC game. I know what my next date is going to be like.

destroyer12345
Level 21
Expert Creeper
December 20, 2011, 4:07 am

just follow eye of ender dig dovn place 16 eye of enders in that thingy be carful and then fight the ender dragon!!!

here see it your self! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVCGrmX6nfs

but you need to have 1.9 or 1.0.0

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
December 18, 2011, 3:40 pm

It should yeah!

RookieN
Level 47
Master Technomancer
December 18, 2011, 4:29 am

or just go to your saves in .minecraft folder and copy your world and put in a new map like World1 backup

easy!

NeoTalon
Level 36
Artisan Droid
December 18, 2011, 3:07 am

Thank you captain (quote from Movie)
most of us already knew that, still somewhat useful.

BlueDude35
Level 27
Expert Pokemon
December 18, 2011, 12:26 pm

you forgot to put obvious after captain

NeoTalon
Level 36
Artisan Droid
December 19, 2011, 1:05 am

...the qoute was obvious

Masone23
Level 16
Journeyman Mage
December 18, 2011, 7:10 am

I didn't know

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
December 18, 2011, 4:52 am

Yes, but this is for people who didn't know. :D

supercorbyn
Level 30
Artisan Architect
December 18, 2011, 3:00 am

awesome

eels11
Level 40
Master Nether Knight
December 18, 2011, 2:44 am

LOL!

felynari
Level 2
Apprentice Miner
December 18, 2011, 1:10 am

diamonds :)

vaxivop
Level 33
Artisan Spelunker
December 17, 2011, 11:28 pm

Awesome dude! 1 diamond for u!

SuperJesusFace
Level 32
Artisan Pirate
December 17, 2011, 7:15 pm

Wish I would have known this when I accidentally deleted my very first world. :(

Good to know though!

Minebomb
Level 47
Master Geek
December 17, 2011, 6:32 pm

Works for Windows Vista and 7 ONLY not XP. Does not work for mac.

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
December 17, 2011, 8:10 pm

Im sorry, i will update that in the post.

sed11
Retired Moderator
Level 60
High Grandmaster Creeper
December 17, 2011, 3:27 pm

I failed -.-

I tried to drag one out and I had to restart windows -.-
And when I try to open one the window doesn't respond.....
So how to get them out or open them?

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
December 17, 2011, 8:10 pm

Step 5: Click "Restore"

sed11
Retired Moderator
Level 60
High Grandmaster Creeper
December 17, 2011, 3:24 pm

Yes but what if you got a fresh new .minecraft folder?

If it still works for older times then yay :3

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
December 18, 2011, 5:30 am

did it work?

sed11
Retired Moderator
Level 60
High Grandmaster Creeper
December 18, 2011, 9:30 am

yes,yes it did.

And wow thats alot of saves O_O

Maxemole
Level 28
Expert Zombie
December 17, 2011, 3:22 pm

Thanks everyone! Glad I could help!

gamerhenry
Level 4
Apprentice Engineer
December 17, 2011, 3:11 pm

awsome thx :)

Star_blinder
Level 33
Artisan Pixel Painter
December 17, 2011, 12:57 pm

i can get my very first world back with my castle my first house and the tower of fire and i can post it on planet minecraft i will now subscribe to you and you can have a diamond thank you

majed9
Level 51
Grandmaster Nether Knight
December 17, 2011, 12:36 pm

Sick i love it now i can get my old world back :D 1 diamond for u

thynder
Level 38
Artisan Modder
December 17, 2011, 12:25 pm

Great job!

Nefashus
Retired Moderator
Level 77
Legendary Toast
December 17, 2011, 12:18 pm

Nice, lol.

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