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Level 17 : Journeyman Musician

  1. Navigate to your Application Data Folder: %AppData%
  2. Double Click the .minecraft folder
  3. Copy out the saves folder to a different location
  4. Go back one directory (to where you can see .minecraft)
  5. Drag the .minecraft folder into the trash
  6. Start the Minecraft.exe file to re-download Minecraft
  7. Close Minecraft when you reach the title screen
  8. Copy the saves folder back into the new .minecraft folder. You can safely overwrite any data that's currently in this folder


  1. Open a terminal
  2. Copy and Paste the following, one at a time, into the terminal to delete the current minecraft installation and retain the current saved worlds.
mv -v ~/.minecraft/saves /tmp/mc-save-tmp

Be careful, do not continue if your terminal gives you an error. The next command deletes your minecraft folder so if the prior command did not work all your hard work would be lost!

rm -vr ~/.minecraft/*mv -v /tmp/mc-save-tmp ~/.minecraft/saves
  1. Start Minecraft like you normally would. Your saves should be intact and the Minecraft client will re-download itself for you.

Alternatively, open up your Home folder and press Ctrl+H. This shows all hidden files and folders. Navigate down to .minecraft. From here, you can work in essentially the same way as outlined in the instructions for Windows above.

      Mac OS X

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click the Go Menu item and Click Go to Folder
  3. Type ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft into the text field and click Go
  4. Drag the saves folder to your desktop
  5. Drag everything else in the minecraft folder to the trash
  6. Drag the saves folder back into the minecraft folder
  7. Close the Finder window and launch the Minecraft App just like you would normally.
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01/19/2014 9:09 pm
Level 25 : Expert Ranger
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I am making a midevil world that will hopefully be turned into a server soon. I am wondering if I can use your project in this world. Al credit will be given and your name will be added to the world website. For more information go to mc.chasekanipe.com or server.chasekanipe.com.
01/20/2014 9:13 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Musician
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Yes you can
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