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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sync'ing Minecraft Saves over multiple computers using Dropbox

Hey all - here's a nifty little trick I setup after installing Minecraft to my new rig. You can sync all of your saved worlds to the cloud via something like Dropbox (yes that is my referral link), and access them on all of your computers.


Once you have Dropbox setup on your computers, open up the Command Prompt (Run > cmd) and make a link between the folders.

mklink /D "C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves" "C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\My Dropbox\Minecraft"


If done correctly - you should see something along the lines of symbolic link created.


Note - You may have to move (yes move, not copy) the saves folder into your dropbox first before establishing the link.

As a precautionary measure, back up your saved worlds - just in case. ;)

25 comments:

  1. good infe.. i guess(i don't play minecraft.. o_Õ

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  2. Now that seems like a helpful tip.

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  3. Thanks for the info man!

    And congrats on winning the ask the audience this past week. I am a huge fan of minecraft and your blog!

    Keep being awesome!

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  4. nice, maybe i will need it one day

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  5. Sweet. Now I can work on mine minekraz from gramma's

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  6. didn't know u could do that, thanks

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  7. very good idea, going back to the mainframe idea.

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  8. this is good to know, thank you

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  9. This Dropbox program seems like it could also be useful to sync important documents, or music/video files. Thanks!

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  10. Always glad to help guys! :) Dropbox is an extremely useful tool even outside of Minecraft.

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  11. This really helped me! At first I had a few problems, like forgetting to change YOURNAME to my name lol and on Windows XP it should be "C:/Documents and Settings/YOURNAME/..."

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