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How to Recover Deleted Minecraft Worlds Without Backup [SOLVED]

How to recover deleted Minecraft worlds on Windows/Mac/PS4/PS5 without backup? You can download EaseUS data recovery software to restore deleted Minecraft worlds without backup on Windows/Mac pcs. Or, redownload the system storage on PS4/PS5. Follow the steps to restore lost Minecraft game data.

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Are you a Minecraft fan? It's a trendy game, and whether you're playing on Windows, Mac, PS4, or PS5, it can be heartbreaking when your saved worlds are suddenly gone. Whether you made an accidental deletion or the game had other ideas for their fate, it doesn't mean everything is gone forever. With the help of our complete guide to restoring deleted Minecraft worlds without backup, we'll show how any player can get back their previous creations - no matter which device they use! So read on to find out more!

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Where Are the Minecraft Game Locations on Different Devices

The file location of Minecraft varies according to your device. Usually, Windows PCs often keep Minecraft worlds locally, while PS4 keeps data online. Check the table to know how Minecraft worlds are stored on each device:

Devices Minecraft File Location
Windows C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves
Mac ~/Library/Application Support/Minecraft
PS4/PS5 Locally or online
Android /Android/data/com.mojang.minecraftpe/files/games/com.mojang/
iPhone /On My iPhone/Minecraft/games/com.mojang/

Now that you have learned where your Minecraft world is stored, let's move on to recover a Minecraft world without backup on Windows/Mac/PS4/PS5.

#1. Recover Deleted Minecraft Worlds Without Backup in Windows 10

There are plenty of ways to recover deleted Minecraft worlds in Windows 10, like restoring level.dat backup, using Minecraft Region fixer, and using data recovery software. Since you don't have a backup for your Minecraft worlds, you will need to access and download an effective recovery tool onto your computer. Once the software is installed, scan your device's storage drive for deleted files. If any results contain Minecraft Worlds you thought were lost forever, select those files and attempt to recover them back onto your system.

How to choose data recovery software to recover lost PC game data? Among the most popular hard drive recovery software, we recommend EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. With simple clicks, this file recovery software works well to recover deleted files in Windows 11/10/8/7.

Download this tool and let it scan your lost Minecraft game data in Windows 11/10/8/7.

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Step 1. Select a location and start scanning

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition/drive where the deleted files were stored. Click "Scan" to find lost files.

select a location where you deleted files

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover

When the scanning has finished, select the deleted files you want to recover. You can click on the filter to display only the file types you want. If you remember the file name, you can also search in the "Search files or folders" box, which is the fastest way to find the target file. 

Choose recoverable files

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted files

Preview the recoverable files. Then, select files you want to restore and click "Recover" to store the files at a new storage locations instead of the disk where the data was previously lost.

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#2. How to Recover Deleted Minecraft Worlds Without Backup on Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard also has a Mac version. It enables you to recover deleted files on Mac devices within three steps. Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and follow the steps below to recover lost game data on Mac.

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Note: You can create a backup of your Mac by clicking the "Disk Backup" on the left first. The software will recover the deleted files from the backup image. It can prevent further damage to your disk and data, making it safer and more reliable.

Step 1. Select the location and scan

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and choose the disk where you lost data. Then, click "Search for lost files" to start scanning.

select a location and click search for lost files

Step 2. Filter and preview lost files

After the scan, use the file format filter on the left or upper right corner to find the deleted files you need.

filter lost files in types

Step 3. Recover lost data or files

You can double-click a file to preview its content, or choose multiple files to recover them at once. Click "Recover" to restore the lost data to a local or cloud drive.

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#3. How to Recover Deleted Minecraft Worlds on PS4/PS5

It's frustrating when we accidentally delete something valuable, like Minecraft data on PlayStation 4/5. It may be possible to recover lost Minecraft data on PS4. The precondition is to retrieve PlayStation data using its proprietary file system (the backup is necessary).

Follow the steps below to recover deleted Minecraft worlds on PS4/PS5.

  • Go to "Settings".
  • Click "Application Saved Data Management".
  • Select "Saved Data in Online Storage".
  • Tab "Download to System Storage".
  • Choose Minecraft and click Yes to confirm you're OK with overwriting the existing file with the one stored in the cloud.

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It is important to note that these techniques' success rates and reliability vary greatly. If the recovered Minecraft data is critical, then it might be best to have a qualified IT specialist assess your particular situation to perform data recovery services.

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  • Fix HDD, SSD, external hard drive, USB flash drive, and pen drive issues
  • Fix disks that cannot be read or accessed because of bad sectors
  • Fix disks that become GPT-protected partitions
  • Repair damaged RAW drive that needs to be reformatted (BitLocker encrypted drive is also supported)
  • Wipe data, unformat hard drive, Install/uninstall software or driver, etc.


There are several ways to recover deleted Minecraft worlds without backup on different devices. On Windows PCs, you can use data recovery software. You can check Time Machine backups or use Mac data recovery software on Mac. And on PS4/PS5, you can try its own proprietary file system. You can contact data recovery services or start anew if all else fails!

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Recover Deleted Minecraft Worlds Without Backup FAQs

If you still have game data loss problems, read the questions and answers below to get further help.

1. Is there a way to recover a Minecraft world without a backup?

Yes, there are ways to recover deleted Minecraft worlds without backup:

  • Use data recovery software
  • Try PS4/PS5 proprietary file system
  • Turn to data recovery services

2. Can you recover a deleted Minecraft world on PS4 or PS5?

Yes, you can recover deleted Minecraft worlds on PS4/PS5. PS4/PS5 subscribers can access up to 100 GB of cloud storage. You can either enable automatic backups or backup your games manually and use these backups to recover your lost Minecraft world.

3. How can I recover lost PS4 game files?

Follow these steps to recover lost PS4 game data:

  • Go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management
  • Tab Saved Data in Online Storage > Download to System Storage
  • Select and check relative games that you saved in Online Storage > click Download.

Wait for the downloading process to finish, and you need to repeat the operation several times until you get all lost games restored from cloud saves.

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