How to Find Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Save Location / Folder

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition saves all worlds in a single folder. Follow these steps to find Minecraft Windows 10 Edition save location.

Minecraft is one of those games where you can spend hours doing a wide range of things like building, enchanting, crafting, fighting, exploring, etc. There are a variety of Minecraft editions to play and Windows 10 edition is one of those. If you playing the Minecraft Windows 10 edition then it is important to know the default save location of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition.

Knowing the default save location lets you manually back up all Minecraft worlds as and when needed for safekeeping. After all, nobody wants to lose a Minecraft world they spent hours, days, months, and years in making.

Additionally, the same save location is used to install the behavior and resource packs. This means that knowing the save location allows you to manually add custom made or downloaded resource and behavior packs to Minecraft.

Where are Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Save Files Located?

The Minecraft Windows 10 edition save folder is located here:

%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang\minecraftWorlds

Unlike the regular Java edition, Minecraft Windows 10 edition is a store game. Which means that it has limited access to the Windows file system. As such, the default save location of Minecraft Windows 10 edition is different from the Java edition.

Like any store app, Minecraft Windows 10 edition stores the save data in its own folder inside the AppData folder.

Quick Steps

  1. Press Win + R.
  2. Copy and paste “%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang\minecraftWorlds” in the blank field.
  3. Click “Ok” or press “Enter“.
  4. As soon as you press Enter, the Minecraft Windows 10 save folder will be opened in the File Explorer.

Steps to Find Minecraft Save Location in Windows 10

1. First, press Win + R to open the Run dialog box.

2. In the blank field, enter the below path and click on the “Ok” button.

%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang\minecraftWorlds
Minecraft save location path in run dialog box

3. The above action will open the MinecraftWorlds folder located inside the AppData folder. In this directory, you will see one or more folders with random names. The number of folders will depend on the number of Minecraft worlds you have.

For example, I have three worlds in Minecraft Windows 10 edition so there are three different folders corresponding to each world. Put simply, every Minecraft world is saved in its own folder.

Minecraft save location

4. To know which folder belongs to which Minecraft world, simply open the folder of your choice and double-click on the levelname.txt file.

Open minecraft saved world folder

5. As soon as you double-click, the file will be opened in a text editor like Notepad. In there, you will see the name of the Minecraft world.

Minecraft world name

Once you’ve identified the world, you can back up the entire world by simply copying the root folder. If you want to, you can add resource packs in the resouce_packs folder and behavior packs in behavior_packs folders.

Wrapping Up

That is all. It is easy to find Minecraft Windows 10 edition save location in Windows 10. Though finding the save folder is pretty easy and straightforward, you cannot change the default save folder of Windows 10 Minecraft. Mainly because it is a UWP app and has limited access to the Windows File System. That being said, as long as you remember where you can find the save folder, it shouldn’t be a problem.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, do check out how to automatically backup Minecraft worlds to OneDrive.

24 thoughts on “How to Find Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Save Location / Folder”

    1. Avatar for Bashkarla

      I did not understand the question. Did you delete your Minecraft world? If that’s the case, maybe look in the recycle bin. If it’s not available there then it might be permanently lost.

  1. Avatar for Lois

    Thank you so much! My son has over one thousand Minecraft worlds and his computer has slowed down so much it wasn’t usable. Normally I delete the worlds one by one! This just saved me and my son hours and hours of time!

  2. Avatar for Alissa

    This has been the easiest method I have found – everything else has been convoluted… Thank you so much! My kids thank you too!!

    1. Avatar for barry

      bedrock edition: you go into the folder and double click the .mcworld file and it will open minecraft with the world in it

  3. Avatar for pablo

    Hi,
    Some special villagers were killed in my son’s world today. Is there any way to recover this morning session in minecraft windows 10 for the villagers still be alived?
    I found the hidden files of the world with your explanation, but not “saves” files in winfows 10. I the world file I see many .db but don’t know what to do with them

    1. Avatar for Bashkarla

      Hi Pablo, I can understand the loss of special & high-value villages. However, unless you have a previously backed up copy of the Minecraft world, it is not possible to restore the previous session.

  4. Avatar for SnushyGirl

    is it possible to use this method to copy the worlds onto a data stick then upload them onto a new computer later?

  5. Avatar for Chuck

    This is an excellent article and just what I needed! My only question is: What is a root folder? Is it the world folder that you selected in step 3?

    1. Avatar for Bashkarla

      I’m glad this simple guide helped you.

      If you want to copy a single Minecraft world then the root folder would be the one that has the levelname.txt file. If you want to copy all or multiple worlds then the root folder would be the main “minecraftWorlds” folder that hosts all the Minecraft worlds in separate folders.

  6. Avatar for ABHS15

    hey any chance you know how to access the verions folder it would be realy helpful if you reply. tnx in advance

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