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How to Recover Corrupted Saved World Data in Minecraft

How to Recover Corrupted Saved World Data in Minecraft

  • Alex
  • September 20, 2015

You should see a folder for each of your saved worlds.

You can rename the copy of the corrupted Minecraft world folder to whatever you please.

It does not matter what the new world is like, you’re just going to take some files from it (the inventory from this world will also be used. If you want your items back put them into your inventory before closing the game).

There will be a new folder for the world you just created.

These are the files:

  • level.dat
  • level.dat_old
  • level.dat_mcr (not always there)
  • session.lock

Replace the ones in the copy of the corrupted world save file you made earlier.

You will see your newly named world, but with the corrupted world copy as the seed. You should now try opening your world and making sure everything is okay.

You will start in a random location and have to find your way back to your home. Note that, anything you were wearing on your Minecraft player might be gone, along with everything in your inventory.

In Minecraft, rename the world back to what the original corrupted world was named so you can go back to things as usual.

Minecraft Worlds List

That is all! Now you have your Minecraft world back, along with the assurance that all of your time and effort was not all for naught. You can now log back into your game, but remember that anything you were wearing, or anything that was in your inventory, will be gone, unless you put it back. You will also be in a random location and have to make your way back to wherever it is you call home in Minecraft.

This article was authored by Alex. The proud creator of Hopefully you'll find my guides to be accurate and useful.

Updated: July 5, 2021
Category: Minecraft

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