How to download and install Minecraft Maps

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Welcome to a beginner-friendly tutorial on how to download and install Minecraft Maps in Java Edition! This simple, easy to follow guide will have you playing, building and exploring custom worlds in a matter of minutes! This may look like a lot of steps, but we've broken it down click-by-click so absolute beginners can follow along. You only have to learn it once!


What are Minecraft Maps?

Minecraft maps are custom worlds created by other Minecrafters! There are several forms of maps ranging from simple skyblock survival worlds, to complex structures and cities. Whether you're looking to build your base on epic custom terrain, or in search of a new castle to move into, there are thousands of maps to choose from! If you navigate to the Minecraft Maps section of Planet Minecraft you'll see that you can easily sort by Category, and then further to whether or not the map has a download.

Some creators choose to share a download of their maps which come in a .zip file format. Some creators opt to share just the schematic file (which is different than .zip and requires different steps*). Some choose to simply share their creation for our viewing pleasure without a download just to show off their talent.

For this tutorial, we're using Balderich's map, Drehmal v2. This massive map is survival friendly and contains 25 unique biomes, puzzles, structures, weapons, textures and more. A perfect map to keep busy for the foreseeable future!




1. Click the blue "↓ Download" button.






2. A window will pop up. For this specific project, the creator decided to use MediaFire as the third party site to host their download. Click "Continue".

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3. Click "Download"
** IF you're directed to ADFly, we recommend reading this tutorial by Azie before moving on. **





5. A Window will pop up. Make sure "Save" is selected. Click "OK". Your file will start downloading.



6. Once your file is downloaded, you'll need to locate it to unzip it. You can do this in your browser. Here, we're using Firefox. The icon "↓" located in the upper right hand corner is where downloads can be easily accessed. Your browser might show your download in the lower left hand corner.





7. Right click on the file and select "Extract". Alternatively, there may be an "Extract" button, like you see in the top left corner of the screenshot below.




8. A window will pop up, where you will be able to choose the location of the download. By default, it should be "Downloads", and is the most appropriate place. Once you have Downloads selected, click "Extract".




9. Navigate to where your Downloads folder is and click on the Map Folder.
Make sure you see similar files within the main Folder, like you see below (advancements, data, DIM1, playerdata, etc.)




10. Navigate back to where the main map folder is by using the back arrow. Now, drag and drop the main folder onto your desktop. If you can't drag and drop, right click the file and select "Move To..." and select "Desktop".



11. Open up Minecraft! Make sure the version of Minecraft matches the version that the Map was made for. If the version of Minecraft you choose is newer than the map, you may be missing some features and elements in-game. Select "Options".


12. Now click "Resource Packs..."

13. Here, you will directed to your resourcepacks folder. You'll want to navigate to your Saves folder by clicking on ".minecraft". Open up "Saves" and drag an drop the Map folder from your desktop into the Saves folder, or copy and paste the file like we did in the video below. Close out of the window once it's loaded.




14. Click "Done"



15. Click "Done" again.


16. Select "Single Player"


17. Voila! You should see your map! Just click the triangle and your world will load!

*Note: Some Maps require Optifine, which we will make a tutorial for in the near future along with how to install Minecraft schematics!

Questions? Comments? Have a favorite map you want to suggest? Let us know below! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and easy to follow!


CreditBalderich, Azie
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09/27/2020 8:07 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
JpegWinZip2810
Pls make a bedrock version. ;_;
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09/22/2020 11:46 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
LORDLIKHIT
Thank you Very Much
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09/22/2020 11:38 am
Level 1 : New Miner
creeperawman23
It has to be in the saves folder, not resource packs
1
09/22/2020 11:46 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
LORDLIKHIT
Yes it is in Saves
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09/21/2020 6:01 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Bear1435
IT dont work -_-
2
09/20/2020 10:13 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
RealGoldPlays
Cries on bedrock edition
2
09/20/2020 7:42 am
Level 1 : New Miner
gundog_creator
it dos not werk
2
09/19/2020 8:18 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
DA1DAONLY
how i do on Windows
3
09/19/2020 2:54 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Eugene239
how to download a schema ?
3
09/18/2020 8:05 pm
Level 23 : Expert Miner
PAN_NEZNAMY
Great job! PlanetMinecraft
3
09/17/2020 1:06 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
KYLEP
how do i download on computer
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09/16/2020 4:08 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
wavy beach
hi how does this work how do i do it??
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09/16/2020 7:42 am
Level 1 : New Miner
KillCodeCreeper
Is there a way to download to android, phones?
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09/15/2020 7:22 am
Level 1 : New Miner
anatolytolmachev
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09/15/2020 3:14 am
Level 13 : Journeyman Waffle
aarrtthhuurr
this is on linux, im on windows
2
09/14/2020 11:05 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Speediouss
Hi, is there anyway to download maps on XBOX, because my friends Pc doesn’t have any storage left so I have to download the maps but I don’t know how to because I’m on XBOX. Any advice would help!
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09/14/2020 5:34 am
Level 1 : New Miner
ioiouy
how to use in mobile???
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09/13/2020 5:40 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
RedHeadSet7
But there is an easier way
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09/11/2020 11:07 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
Keeko100
Very honored that you used Balderich and I's map as an example. Great tutorial :)
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09/11/2020 8:58 amhistory
Level 35 : Artisan Engineer
alexrich12
If anyone is on MacOS; Go to Finder, Hold ⇧⌘G and type in the box; ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/ then click go, and find the saves folder, unzip the world file and place the unzipped file into the saves folder.

Hope this helps :)
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09/12/2020 5:44 amhistory
Level 1 : New Miner
_THE_SHINY_JIRACHI_
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was probably about to go mad yesterday so I stopped, even reading this whole guide.

probs should have just looked at the comments, oh well, too late. Thanks either way!
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09/10/2020 7:10 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
blur_A
i think imma touch my face =)
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09/10/2020 6:13 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
R13_C16_N01-
Eres bobicraft
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09/10/2020 3:56 pmhistory
Level 13 : Journeyman Dragon
speedraptor2
Omg thx
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09/10/2020 12:06 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
StingrayProductions
This should be very helpful to many people! Good work on this!
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09/20/2020 10:21 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
RealGoldPlays
I'm crying in my bedrock edition corner so i guess it's not helpful for me? lol
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09/10/2020 11:00 amhistory
Level 40 : Master Skinner
Autob_Lader
How did I install a map:
Put the map zip file in
C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves
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09/26/2020 9:20 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Orhint
I did it, nothing happens
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09/10/2020 7:40 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Architect
-Cool-Sam-23-
I was going to post a video on how to install maps, but I guess I don't need to anymore. Thank you :)
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09/10/2020 5:20 am
Level 20 : Expert Llama
Eynnom
Interesting and useful tutorial for newbees
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09/09/2020 11:15 pmhistory
Level 20 : Expert Hunter
Culpeo
*gasp* What OS is THAT? 8p

We can't be friends anymore... ._.
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09/20/2020 3:01 am
Level 13 : Journeyman Waffle
aarrtthhuurr
its linux
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09/12/2020 9:44 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Network
Maaaximilian
For me this seems like some Linux Operating System
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09/09/2020 6:31 pm
Level 28 : Expert uwu
ThisIsMystic
Splendid. My knowledge is over 9000 now.
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