How to Backup Minecraft Worlds [Full & Detailed Tutorial]

Do you know how to backup Minecraft Worlds? If you have yet to know, you are on the right page. This article will tell you how to back up your Minecraft Worlds in 3 different ways. After reading this article, you can pick any method to do so.

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Updated by Daisy on Jul 20, 2023
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Hello, miner! Do you wonder how to back up Minecraft Worlds? It would be best to back up your Minecraft World if you are a Minecraft lover! A backup enables you to safeguard your data and prevent its loss. Therefore, if you are trying to create your Minecraft World backup but running into difficulties, don't worry; after reading this post, all of your troubles will be resolved.

Why Do You Need to Backup Minecraft Worlds

Minecraft World is a famous sandbox game developed by Mojang Studios. It allows users to create their worlds and explore the ever-changing Minecraft landscape, thus helping them improve their problem-solving ability, creativity, and collaboration.

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But unfortunately, few users choose to create a backup to protect Minecraft creations on this game. Given that you have spent much time in this game to get the accomplishments and build the world, you should protect your Minecraft world from malware and computer virus attacks, hard drive failure, and other potential threats. In that case, a troubleshooting method is to back up the Minecraft world.

Backing up your world is essential for several reasons. First of all, and most importantly, it gives you an extra copy of your Minecraft world. Suppose something goes wrong on your computer, or you accidentally mess anything up in your world. A backup can help you easily and quickly restore the Minecraft world to how it was before. In addition, a backup allows you to migrate your world to another server and share the data with others.

3 Ways to Backup Minecraft Worlds on Windows PC

Backing up your Minecraft world is not as challenging as you might expect, and here are three ways with a step-by-step guide to help you. What you need to do is to ensure you always keep your progress. Let's see how they work in detail.

  1. Way 1. Using Minecraft Worlds Built-in Option
  2. Way 2. Manually Copying Minecraft Worlds
  3. Way 3. Using Professional Backup Software (Automatically)

Way 1. Using Minecraft Worlds Built-in Option

In Minecraft, the Copy World can be a helpful tool. It allows users to download the world or create a copy to save their progress at any time while playing. How to back up Minecraft worlds via the Copy World? Here is the instruction. 

Step 1. Open Minecraft and press Play.

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Step 2. Navigate to the world you want to back up. Then press the pencil icon to open settings.

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Step 3. On world settings, scroll down to the bottom and press Copy World.

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Step 4. Navigate a location to store the Minecraft world backup. Then wait for the backup process to be done.

Way 2. Manually Copying Minecraft Worlds

There is another way you can apply to back up the Minecraft worlds. You can manually copy Minecraft Worlds using "Ctrl + C" and "Ctrl + V". First and foremost, you should locate where are the Minecraft worlds saved on your Windows PC.

Find Minecraft Worlds save location on Windows:

Press the Win + R keys to launch the run dialogue box. Type %appdata%\.minecraft and click OK to find the Minecraft Worlds files.

Usually, Minecraft Worlds are located at C:\Users\user name\%appdata%\.minecraft\saves\

After finding the file location, you can perform the following steps to back up the Minecraft Worlds manually.

Step 1. Navigate to the Minecraft Worlds folder, and find the file containing the Word you want to back up.

Step 2. After finding the file, press the Ctrl + C keys simultaneously, or right-click on the file and select Copy.

Step 3. Go to an external drive or other locations, press the Ctrl + V keys simultaneously, or right-click and select Paste.

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Step 4. Wait for the copying process to be done.

Way 3. Using Professional Backup Software (Automatically)

The Minecraft Worlds will change automatically if you play it regularly; thus, you have to back it up each time you end one; this can be cumbersome and time-consuming. Is there a simpler method for backing up Minecraft automatically?

The answer is in the affirmative. If you are looking for a method to back up Minecraft World fast and automatically, using professional backup software can be a wise decision. Under such circumstances, EaseUS Todo Backup Home comes to help.

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EaseUS Todo Backup Home is an all-in-one, easy-to-use backup utility for Windows 11/10/8/7. Whether you want to create a backup of a single game or the entire game disk, it can meet your demands. It can allow you automatically back up your files, systems, disks, partitions, etc., and save the backup to diverse locations, such as the local drive, NAS, Security Zone, and Cloud. The following are some valuable highlights of this backup tool:

After finding the file location of Minecraft Worlds as the way in Way 2, you can follow the steps below to back up the game.

Step 1. To begin the backup process, click the Select backup contents button.

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Step 2. Four data backup categories are listed: File, Disk, OS, and Mail.

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Step 3. Lists of both local and network files are shown on the left-hand side of the screen. Expanding the directory so that you can choose the files to back up.

File backup

Step 4. Follow the guidance on the screen and choose the place where you want to store the back up.

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Make sure that the backup is encrypted and set the backup schedule by clicking Options in Backup Options. You can also choose to start the backup at a certain time in Backup Scheme by clicking Options. There are many other customizable options that you can look into.

Backup options

Step 5. You can store the backup file either on your computer, in EaseUS's cloud service, or on a network-attached storage device (NAS).

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Step 6. EaseUS Todo Backup enables customers store backup copies of their files on a third-party cloud drive or on the company's own cloud storage.

If you want to back up your data on a third-party cloud drive, select Local Drive and scroll down to add Cloud Device. Then fill in your account information.

Backup to cloud
Click EaseUS Cloud, then sign up and log in with your EaseUS account if you wish to store backup files to EaseUS' own cloud storage service.

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Step 7. Click on Backup Now to start a backup.  When the backup process is done, it will display as a card on the left-hand side of the screen. A right-click will let you see more about how to handle the backup job in more depth.

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Bonus Tip: How to Restore Minecraft Worlds Backup

As mentioned above, EaseUS Todo Backup Home also has a recovery option to offer you. After creating a backup of your Minecraft Worlds, you can perform the following steps to restore the Minecraft Worlds to your computer when something goes wrong.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click "Browse to Recover".

Click Browse to Recover

Step 2. Guide to your backup destination, choose the backup file you want to recover. (The backup file created by EaseUS Todo Backup is a pbd file.)

Choose the backup file

Step 3. Choose the recovery location. You can recover data to a specific location or to original location.

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Step 4. Click "Proceed" and the recovery would start.

Final Verdict

That is all about how to back up Minecraft Worlds. You can apply any method you like to back up your Minecraft Worlds. In short, they are: using the built-in option, manually copying the World, and using EaseUS Todo Backup Home.

Among the three methods, we highly recommend you use the EaseUS Todo Backup Home. With the help of EaseUS Todo Backup Home, you can not only back up your game automatically but also conduct other backup and recovery tasks. And it is suitable for free, home, and business users. Why not try it?

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1. Will my world disappear if I delete Minecraft?

You may only need to reinstall the app if the Minecraft World data was saved after the app was deleted from your device. The world is gone if you completely reset your smartphone because it isn't cloud-saved.

2. Why did I lose all my worlds in Minecraft?

Worlds may disappear in certain conditions: the world is saved on external storage; the user either backs up the game and recovers it to a new device, or the game is uninstalled and reinstalled. If you don't want to lose your words in Minecraft, you can back up them using EaseUS Todo Backup.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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