How to Open %appdata% Minecraft (Instructions to Access Folder)

Appdata is only available in Windows which is used to save data and settings of programs, apps, and also game saves on the computer. So as with the game of Minecraft, all of the gaming data on Windows will be stored on Appdata. Of course, if you really want to open the Minecraft data, you surely can use Appdata to open it.

How to Use Appdata to Open Minecraft Folders?

Using Appdata to open Minecraft folders/ files is a straightforward way that you can take a lot. However, Appdata here stores all Minecraft data which is very important to possibly be needed later. Through Appdata, you can just find the Minecraft data easiest and fastest.

Here’s how!

On Windows 8

To use Appdata on Windows 8 at least you need to follow multiple ways below!

  • You just press Win + R to open the Run program. This program allows you to start things up on your Windows. To note, in order to use it, you do not need to download it first as it’s a default program on your computer Windows.  Instead, you can also drag your mouse to the top right corner of the screen. Then, you also need to drag down to open up the panel. Here, you have to click on Search and type in Run.
  • Once you are on the Run program, you just simply type %appdata% in the box and click Ok.

e Run program, you just simply type appdata in the box and click Ok

  • In this step, you have to click on the .minecraft folder to open the Minecraft data.

you have to click on the .minecraft folder to open the Minecraft data.

  • Last, you can choose the folder/ files within the Minecraft folder that you want to access.

On Windows 10

To use Appdata on Windows 10 to access the Minecraft folder, you just simply do some following ways:

  • Firstly, you need to go to Windows Explorer and go here: C: \ Users \ user
  • Then, you have to go to the menu by clicking Views > Options > Change folder and search options.
  • When the pop-up window appears, you need to go to the View tab and should validate that the “Show hidden files, folders and drives” box is currently active.
  • Then, click OK and it is not possible to see the AppData folder in the indicated path.
  • Here, you need to double click on it to open its content. In this folder, you will find the Roaming folder and then choose it.
  • If you open this folder, you will find the .minecraft folder.
  • You can now access the content within this folder and make some changes if needed.

Through Minecraft App

Aside from accessing the AppData to open the .minecraft folder on Windows, you can also open the Minecraft folder on Windows through the Minecraft app. It can also be an easy way that you can find the Minecraft folder while you’re playing a Minecraft game. Here’s how to get the .minecraft folder through the Minecraft app!

  • First thing first, you have to open Minecraft game on your Windows.
  • Once you’re at the game, you just simply click on the Options button.
  • Continue by clicking the Resource Packs or Texture Packs.
  • Here, you just have to click on Open Resource/ Texture Pack Folder.
  • In this step, you just need to click the .minecraft folder. It should be in the address bar at the top of the new window which opened.
  • After that, choose the folder you want to access.

Well, those are the ways to ease you finding and opening the .minecraft folder either using AppData or through Minecraft app.

How to Access Minecraft Folder in Other Platforms

Of course, the ways to access .minecraft folders on Windows may be different from the other platforms. Even though you’re a Window user, it’s also important for you to know how to access the .minecraft folder in other platforms. Here’s how!

On Linux

On the Linux operating system, all of the Minecraft data either folders and files are stored in the .minecraft directory in the user folder. You may get a bit hard in which every directory that starts with a period will be hidden in Linux.

Well, to find the .minecraft folder on Linux, you just simply copy the following command below.


You’re also able to get there using the shortcut that represents your user folder directory.

~ / .minecraft

Your home directory is usually /home/YOURNAME, so to find the Minecraft folder ~/.minecraft should be /home/YOURNAME/.minecraft/.

On iOS

On iOS, the Minecraft folder will be stored on Apps/com.mojang.minecraftpe/Documents/games/com.mojang/. So if you want to access the Minecraft folder on iOS, you just simply click on the previous path to ease you getting .minecraft folder.


If you’re an OS X user and want to find the Minecraft folder, at least you need to follow some ways that allows you to access Finder. Then, from the Go Menu, you need to choose Go to Folder. After that, you have to type ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft, and click Go. That’s it!

On Mac

On Mac, all of the Minecraft games data is located inside of the Library/ Application Support directory. However, the folders are not easy to find as many people think. That means you’ll need some hard ways if you want to find it.

To find it, you can use this following path:

/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/minecraft

It will be easier if you just paste the path into the Spotlight search window and then press the enter key:

~/Library/Application Support/minecraft

Here, you have to look for  the Minecraft saves folders and you then will see all of them there. You then can make changes for the folders or files that you want to.

On Android

On Android, all Minecraft data saves folders/ files will be stored in the SD card folder. That’s so easy if you want to find the Minecraft folder on Android. To find it, you just simply search it using the following command:


On Xbox One

On Xbox One, if you want to find the Minecraft folder, you may take a different way from the other platforms above. All the Minecraft data will be accessed locally on its console. Well, your Minecraft folder can be found if you login to Xbox Live account first.