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New Minecraft Launcher - How to Revert back to Original Launcher

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BEFORE READING, NOTE THAT WHILE THIS IS A SOLUTION, akumage HAS COMMENTED THAT YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE OLD LAUNCHER FROM minecraft.net IF YOU STILL HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS, CONTINUE READING

This was originally posted on my Reddit. For original Reddit link, go to CadenAC on Reddit.

So one by one, friend after friend has been automatically been getting the new launcher which has a (my opinion) worse lay out with some features added and some removed. Well, I got it today and in a mere 45 minutes figured out the solution. Unfortunately, the way I could do this was by having a back up of .minecraft from before the new launcher came out. Luckily, I will link a Mediafire download of the .jar you need to run the old launcher.

www.mediafire.com/?v4sl08expzorcf3

1. Back up your current .minecraft folder. If you don't know here that is, search for "Roaming" on your computer. After that, make a copy and drag it onto your desktop or any where else on your computer where you know where to get to again.

2. Download the mediafire link above. It's a simple .jar file that I personally uploaded myself and can assure it works because both my brother and I tested it ourselves and it works.

3. Running the launcher.jar file will take a short amount of time at first, but will then open the old launcher.
THE FOLLOWING STEPS ARE ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE RAN THE NEW LAUNCHER

-CAUTION-

If you have previously ran the new launcher on your PC, it will delete all of your "profiles" in the bottom left of the launcher menu and log you out of all existing account currently signed in on your PC, so make sure you have everything you need before agreeing to the pop-up.

4. Now, after you've ran the launcher.jar, move any folders you wanted to keep (like "mods" resourepacks", "versions", etc.) from your backup .minecraft folder back to the one in "Roaming".

5. An initial glitch I had when running the game was no sound. Another glitch my brother experienced (most likely beacuse he forgot step 4) was he didn't move his back up folders back in, and some other things like that are expected. Mine is fixed and my bro's is too, so hopefully nothing else happens that is permanent to others out there.


One last note, I do not know if this new launcher will display new versions of MineCraft properly in the "News" section or if it will even allow the downloading of future versions, so prepare for that if it does happen.


Please Comment any glitches you encountered, found an easier way to get the launcher.jar I linked (because you can't really trust it on some random post) and if this helped. Thanks!
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01/18/2020 10:46 pm
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vanwilkey
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k used minecraft.net, but it updated the launcher!
can you fix plz!
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01/18/2020 10:43 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
vanwilkey
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media fire link broken!
plz fix!
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09/12/2017 1:39 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Vandreal
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I'm now using the old launcher (thank you for that link btw) and I've run into a snag. It seems the mouse function is not working properly. My aim constantly drifts. Is there somewhere I can address this in one of the settings or does this sound like a more complex issue?
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04/06/2017 8:48 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
AFoxNamedTails
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Also, how do I prevent the launcher from forcing me to upgrade to the newer version when I re-open it?
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04/06/2017 8:43 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
AFoxNamedTails
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Thank you so much. I was not going to put up with that cheap launcher anymore.
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03/11/2017 4:02 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
akumage
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You can also download the old launcher straight for Mojang: https://minecraft.net/en-us/download/alternative
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02/16/2017 9:59 am
Level 26 : Expert Miner
Draglorr
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the new launcher is a PIECE OF CRAP!!!!
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03/28/2017 8:03 pm
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Modder
jtrent238
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Yea it crashes once I click play! -_-
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02/10/2017 9:51 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Slothuroo
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Thank you so much! this helped me a lot but how do i make the icon look like minecraft? and can i rename it to minecraft? also am i able to delete the old minecraft? thanks!
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03/07/2017 8:15 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Miner
fish_AC
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Sorry for the late response, but YES you can make it look like the minecraft icon.

First, right-click the minecraft you use (the minecraft on your desktop / games folder; where ever you go to open minecraft) and make a shortcut.

Second, right-click the shortcut, click "Change Icon", click browse.

This Next and final step will be a little different depending on your operating system, but it's mostly the same.

Finally, click local disk or C:/ drive
If you have a "Program Files x86" folder, click it. If not, simply click "Program Files"
Then find your "Minecraft" folder and select the "minecraft.exe" file.

From there just make sure you select the icon and select "OK" / "Accept".

Hopes this helps!
~CadenAC
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