How to Find the Minecraft Folder on Mac

For many Minecraft players, Macs can be a frustrating experience. The game is not officially supported on Macs, and many players have had trouble trying to find their Minecraft folder. In this article, we’ll show you how to find the Minecraft folder on Mac so you can play the game with ease. We’ll also provide some troubleshooting tips for common problems Mac players experience.

How to find your Minecraft Folder

Assuming you have Minecraft installed, the process for finding the folder is relatively simple. Just follow these steps:

1. Open up Finder and click on your “Applications” folder.
2. Scroll down until you find the Minecraft icon and double-click it to open up the game.
3. Once the game is open, click on the “Launch options” button.
4. In the “Game directory” section, you will see the file path for your Minecraft folder. Just click on the “Open Folder” button to open it in Finder.

And that’s it! You should now be able to access your Minecraft folder whenever you need it.

How to access your Minecraft Folder

Assuming you have Minecraft installed on your Mac, the process for finding the Minecraft folder is actually pretty straightforward. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

1. Open up the Finder window on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the Finder icon in your Dock.

2. Once in the Finder window, click on the “Applications” folder in the sidebar.

3. Scroll down until you see the Minecraft icon and double-click to open it.

4. In the Minecraft window that opens up, click on the “Library” folder.

5. And finally, double-click on the “Application Support” folder to open it up and reveal your Minecraft folder!

How to change your Minecraft Folder location

If you’re not happy with the location of your Minecraft folder, you can change it. Here’s how:

1. Open Finder and go to your Home folder.
2. Click on the View menu and select Show View Options.
3. In the Show View Options window, check the box next to Show Library Folder.
4. Now open the Library folder and find the Application Support folder.
5. Inside the Application Support folder, look for a folder called minecraft.
6. If you See more than one minecraft folder, open each one until you find the one that contains your saves (it will have a level.dat file).
7. Right-click on the minecraft folder and select Move to Trash from the menu that appears.
8. Now go back to Finder and open up the new location where you want to store your Minecraft folder (for example, your Documents folder).
9. Create a new folder in this location and name it minecraft.
10. Open up trash and drag the old minecraft folder from trash into the new minecraft folder that you created in step 9 above

How to use an external drive for your Minecraft Folder

Assuming you have already plugged in the external drive, open a Finder window and locate the drive under “Locations” on the left sidebar. If you don’t see it, click the “Refresh” button at the top of the sidebar. Once you’ve found your drive, open it up and create a new folder inside of it. Name this folder “Minecraft.”

Now that you have a dedicated Minecraft folder on your external drive, you need to tell Minecraft to store its files there. To do this, open up Minecraft and click the “Options” button at the bottom of the main screen. On the next screen, click “Resource Packs.” On the Resource Packs screen, click on the “Open resource pack folder” button near the bottom of the window.

A new Finder window will open, displaying all of the files associated with your Minecraft game. Find the “resourcepacks” folder and drag it into your newly created “Minecraft” folder on your external drive. Close out of all of the windows and launch Minecraft again. Your game should now be loading its files from your external drive!


We hope this article has helped you find the Minecraft folder on Mac. If you have any other questions or tips, please share them in the comments below.

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