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

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Maxemole
Level 29 : 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

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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  • mrmynecraft
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 22, 2014, 7:42 pm
i put mine in the recycling bin on my computer and deleted it about a year ago how do i get it back?
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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
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Omg.... Thank you SOOOO much!!!!
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  • 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
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  • Link21
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 19, 2012, 12:48 pm
I love you so much dude...
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  • 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.
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  • MaxorJR
  • Level 21
  • Expert Artist
  • August 15, 2012, 12:15 pm
can u make farther like 2 years ago ?
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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
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • 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.
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  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • 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!
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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
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  • 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.
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  • Sheezie
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 13, 2012, 1:44 pm
Does this work on vista cause i dont have the previous thing
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yeh, thats good if you want to recover a recent file, but older files will be taken off the backup list
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  • Kghareus
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • February 25, 2012, 2:23 pm
Please help!
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  • 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?
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  • epicsauce_
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Architect
  • January 19, 2012, 6:07 pm
Wow, great that really helps
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  • 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*
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • Expert Zombie
  • December 20, 2011, 2:42 am
Haha thanks!
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  • 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
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  • Spectob
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • January 20, 2012, 2:22 am
not sure man sorry
btw windows XP?
you may wanna update
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  • 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
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • 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!
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  • 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?
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  • cdcgirl
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 19, 2011, 12:16 pm
F*ck dude how long did it take u to figure this out?
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • Expert Zombie
  • December 19, 2011, 12:25 pm
About 10 minutes, lol. :D
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  • 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.
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May i ask how the ***k you lost your world from all that time???!!!!!
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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Man it worke perfectly
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  • cmac1999
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • December 18, 2011, 12:32 pm
does this work for hardecore worlds?
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what u play on hardcore, i already wined the game on hardcore mode HaHaHaHaHa!
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  • 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.
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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
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • Expert Zombie
  • December 18, 2011, 3:40 pm
It should yeah!
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  • RookieN
  • Level 48
  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • BlueDude35
  • Level 27
  • Expert Pokemon
  • December 18, 2011, 12:26 pm
you forgot to put obvious after captain
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  • NeoTalon
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Droid
  • December 19, 2011, 1:05 am
...the qoute was obvious
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  • Masone23
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Mage
  • December 18, 2011, 7:10 am
I didn't know
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • Expert Zombie
  • December 18, 2011, 4:52 am
Yes, but this is for people who didn't know. :D
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  • supercorbyn
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Architect
  • December 18, 2011, 3:00 am
awesome
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  • eels11
  • Level 41
  • Master Nether Knight
  • December 18, 2011, 2:44 am
LOL!
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  • felynari
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 18, 2011, 1:10 am
diamonds :)
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  • vaxivop
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Spelunker
  • December 17, 2011, 11:28 pm
Awesome dude! 1 diamond for u!
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Wish I would have known this when I accidentally deleted my very first world. :(

Good to know though!
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  • 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.
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • Expert Zombie
  • December 17, 2011, 8:10 pm
Im sorry, i will update that in the post.
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  • sed11
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 61
  • 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?
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • Expert Zombie
  • December 17, 2011, 8:10 pm
Step 5: Click "Restore"
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  • sed11
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 61
  • 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
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • Expert Zombie
  • December 18, 2011, 5:30 am
did it work?
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  • sed11
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Creeper
  • December 18, 2011, 9:30 am
yes,yes it did.

And wow thats alot of saves O_O
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  • Maxemole
  • Level 29
  • Expert Zombie
  • December 17, 2011, 3:22 pm
Thanks everyone! Glad I could help!
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  • gamerhenry
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • December 17, 2011, 3:11 pm
awsome thx :)
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  • 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
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  • majed9
  • Level 37
  • Artisan 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
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  • thynder
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Modder
  • December 17, 2011, 12:25 pm
Great job!
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  • Nefashus
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Toast
  • December 17, 2011, 12:18 pm
Nice, lol.
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