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Chest Mover

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avatar Valkon
Level 34 : Artisan Modder
This datapack is inspired by the forge mod Chest Transporter, so total credit to cubex2 for the inspiration.

!! Minecraft 1.14+ - It can't work on older versions as the new sub-command "data modify" makes this possible.

!! Bukket/Spigot - don't use this datapack, read below to see why!
World Corruption - now fixed

Chest Content Loss - due to their patch

The download contains the datapack and resource pack, so it needs to be unzipped (see install instructions)


The Chest Mover Tool allows you pick up a chest (or barrel) with its items and place it somewhere else!

But a chest is heavy, so while it's in your inventory, you'll be hungry, will dig and walk slowly, and wont be able to jump (you can walk up stairs and slabs though). So be careful when and how long you use it as you'll be an easy target.

You need to "use" the tool, not attack with it, and you have to sneak to stop the chest or barrel opening instead.

There are 5 tiers:
  1. Wooden handled = 1 use
  2. Iron handled = 12 uses
  3. Gold handled = 25 uses
  4. Obsidian handled = 50 uses
  5. Diamond handled = 100 uses + perks
A diamond mover tool also has unlimited instant pickup of shulker boxes and ender chests (no silk touch required).

How to get the tool

How to install

How to uninstall

Future Features
Progress90% complete
Game VersionMinecraft 1.14

1 Update Logs

Bug Fixes : 07/04/2019 5:40:06 amJul 4th

  1. The pack will no longer corrupt worlds on Bukket/Spigot servers (but still don't use it here as chest contents will be lost due to an internal patch that removes NBT data when chests are placed).
  2. Now only checking for Knowledge Books to convert to Mover Tools when the player has actually crafted a Knowledge Book.

7 replies

07/03/2019 11:52 am
Level 1 : New Miner
I installed this datapack and now my server is messed up. Not accusing you of anything but I tried deleting the datapack and me and my friends still cant join after restarting the server. here is the error


java.lang.illegalArguementException: Name cannot be empty

I deleted the user cache (backed it up) but that didn't help so I just put it back on the server. This all started once I crafted the "chest mover". Please help
07/04/2019 5:50 amhistory
Level 34 : Artisan Modder
Update, I've fixed this horrible world corrupting bug.

But I've also found out that the pack wont work properly on Bukkit/Spigot servers, as they have patched chest so that NBT data (like the list of items) is removed when placed. So if you had been able to use the pack you would have lost the items from your chests.

I so hope you can get your world fixed using the instructions below.
07/03/2019 10:30 pmhistory
Level 34 : Artisan Modder
OMG, so sorry, this was my fault. I forgot the name property in the "Uses" attribute modifier on the tool.

I've done some testing and this is only an issue on Spigot type servers, not official ones. So it's also something they need to fix (among many other things).

If the tool is in your inventories (which it probably is), you will be able to fix this using NBTExplorer (download).

If there are tools in chests or on the ground, then you'll need other instructions - which I'm not sure of right now.
  1. If the server is online, download the "playerdata" folder from the world
  2. Open NBTExplorer
  3. Click File -> Open Folder in top left corner and open the "playerdata" folder
  4. Expand each players .dat file
  5. Expand their "Inventory"
  6. Expand all "entries" inside looking for "id: minecraft:carrot_on_a_stick"
  7. Click on "entries" that are carrot_on_a_stick and hit your delete key
  8. Click File -> Save in top left corner
  9. Upload the edited files to the server again if need be.
Once all carrot_on_a_stick items are removed you should be able to load into the world again.

So sorry for the inconvenience.
I'll be uploading a fix for this very soon (wouldn't blame you if you didn't use it)
07/02/2019 5:26 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
Crafting doesn't work for me but I can just give it to myself. Otherwise works great. Thanks
07/02/2019 11:17 pmhistory
Level 34 : Artisan Modder
With the very limited info you've given, here's my first thought:

Does the Knowledge Book show in the output slot when crafting the recipes? If not you probably have the gamerule doLimitedCrafting true? If you didn't run this command, another datapack might have.

The custom crafting hack I've used can only work with limited crafting off. This is because the recipes have to be given and taken away for each craft, or else you'd always get a wooden mover tool. I am looking for a fix or a suitable crafting replacement.

But for now, if this is the case, and you don't need limited crafting, you should be able to get the recipes working by running this command: /gamerule doLimitedCrafting false
06/26/2019 3:44 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
I'm loving it.
06/18/2019 8:01 am
Level 21 : Expert Button Pusher
Not used yet but great idea that saves time, anything that saves time gets my vote, well done.

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