Finding the Minecraft Data Folder

You may need to find the Minecraft data folder for many reasons, the following is a guide to do so.


To find the Minecraft data folder on Windows, hold down the Windows key (usually a picture of the Windows logo, and typically between the Control and Alt key, usually to the left of the space bar) and then press the R key without letting go. A box should pop up, titled “Run”. In that box, you need to type %appdata%\.minecraft, then click the OK button.

Screenshot of Win-R Menu


Triple click the line below to select it, then right click (hold control and click) and select Services > Show in Finder

~/Library/Application Support/minecraft

If you are unable to complete these steps, then try this:

  1. Switch to Finder
  2. Press ⌘ + Shift + G
  3. Type ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
  4. Press Go
    Screenshot of Finder Go menu


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