How to Find the Minecraft Data Folder On Mac, Linux & Windows OS?

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In the following post I have showed the simplest way of “How to Find the Minecraft Data Folder” in all the major platforms such as MacOS and Windows Operating Systems. 

How To Find The Minecraft Data Folder


For MacOS users, the best and the simplest way to find the Minecraft Data Folder on your PC is as follows:

  • Firstly, switch to Finder by either clicking on the Finder tab on the top of the screen or by simply pressing on the ⌘+ F button to directly open the Finder pane. 
  • Then, press on ⌘ + Shift + G keys on your keyboard.
  • Next, type in the following command “~/Library/Application Support/minecraft”, without quotes and then press on Go.

Windows OS

If you are using a Windows system, then all steps you need to follow to find the Data Folder is as given below:

  • Firstly, press and hold the Windows Key windows-10-logo-png-download-512512-free-transparent-windows-windows-key-png-900_520 and R key on your keyboard.
  • As soon as you press on the above keys, you should be prompted with a “Rundialog box as shown below.
  • Next in the text bar, simply type the following command “%APPDATA%\.minecraft”, without the quotes and press on the OK button.  

For Linux

On Linux, the Minecraft data folder is located in /home/user/.minecraft.

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Rahul Choudhary is a technology and troubleshooting expert. He gives his expert opinion on different technology trends and provides troubleshooting guides for different apps, websites, & consumer hardware products. He graduated in BA English Honours from the University Of Delhi, and later he learned HTML and WordPress. He also did a certificate course in Hardware and Network Troubleshooting , and a certificate course in Computer Architecture.