Windows 10: How To Import & Back Up Worlds In Minecraft


Are you wondering to import and backup worlds in Minecraft? Minecraft supports all types of customization options. In Minecraft, a customized world might causes the app to run slowly and your PC to drag. But do you think does it break anything. Well said, after playing in a world for a long time, you might want to back it up, just in case. You can take a backup of all the worlds that you’ve created, or of just one specific world. Come let’s take a look at how to back up and restore Minecraft worlds on Windows 10.

Exporting and importing worlds can be essential for lots of things, whether you want to share a copy of your world via a friend, or if you want to make a recovery of your world for safekeeping. You simply try to create backups of the world saves before installing the pre-launch model of Minecraft. Worlds opened or changed in pre-release models of Minecraft can destroy them, and compatibility with release models of the game can’t guarantee.

How To Import & Back-Up Worlds In Minecraft (Bedrock)


Minecraft Bedrock Edition for Windows 10 has built-in import or export functions that make it quite easy to create backups of worlds. It’ll also export worlds to a single file via .MCWORLD file format. You can send, upload, or share your exported MCWORLD file anywhere you would like.

How To Export MCWORLD file:

If you want to Export an MCWORLD file, head over to the world list and locate the world you like to export. To the right of the world’s name on the world list, tap the “edit” button. Move to the bottom of the “Game Settings” pane on the right and tap “EXPORT”. However, a File Explorer window will appear. Head over to where you like a copy of your world saved, provide it a name, then tap “Export”. Minecraft will allow you know when it completes exporting a copy of your world. Exporting may take some time, relying on how big your world is.

How To Import an MCWORLD File:

After you are ready to import a world back into the game, head over to the world list from the title screen. Tap on the “Import” button to the right of the “Create New” button. A File Explorer window will also appear. Head over to where you have an MCWORLD file saved to your computer, tap it, then tap “Import”. Again, it might take some time to import your world.

How To Back-Up Worlds In Minecraft Java Edition

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The whole process of creating world recoveries is quite different in Minecraft Java Edition. In this game version, you have to move to the game’s directory and manage the world saves directly. Due to this, you don’t need to launch the game while importing or creating backups of worlds.

Locate Minecraft Java Edition World Saves:

You can also use Windows Search to add the Minecraft Java Edition Saves folder. To do this, tap the Windows Search box on the taskbar. Input “%appdata%”, then tap on the folder that seems in the search results. From the File Explorer window that appears, move to the “.minecraft” folder, then to the “saves” folder. Now you’re in the saves folder, you can then view all your Minecraft worlds mentioned as folders.

If you want to create a backup, right-tap a folder and choose ‘copy’. Then, move to a different location on your computer where you like to save the copy. Then, right-tap a blank area in the window and choose ‘paste’. Make a copy of your Minecraft world will be created in the new location, which might take some time, relying on how large your world is. If you want to load a backup world, just place the world folder you like to import into the saves folder.

It’s also a good idea to make backups of worlds that are important to you, but if something happens. For some precaution, I would recommend uploading your recovery somewhere outside of your system, like with removable media or in the cloud.

Restoring Worlds & App Models 

Still, Minecraft is under active development. Biomes, New mobs, and building blocks are included all the time. Also, if you want to copy or fix a world that has blocks from the latest version of Minecraft, but the app you’re executing is an older version. You might end up with missing blocks.


To sum up, this article has introduced different methods to fix Windows 10 issue. If you are facing the issue, try these fixes to help out. If you know any other method or trick to fix the issue then let us know below!

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