Finding Minecraft's Data Folder

Finding the Minecraft data folder

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

All Platforms — Easiest Method

To get to the minecraft data folder, open the Launcher and go to Launch Options. If you cannot find Launch Options, use the disclosure bars in the upper-right hand corner beneath your username. Select the profile you are using and click the green arrow to the right of the Game Directory row.

This technique may not work, and you may receive a message saying: "Could not open the game directory." If this happens, use a technique listed below.


To find the Minecraft data folder on Windows, hold down the Windows key (usually a picture of a flag, 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. 


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