Is there any way to recover saved data?

#1wunda_bredPosted 8/31/2010 5:01:57 PM
So I've spent many hours in the last few days playing this game and I was just playing when my computer froze... I then turned it off and on and my save file from the last few days is GONE. I'm like freaking out.. is there anything that saves onto my computer or online or something?
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#2SithrixPosted 8/31/2010 8:04:06 PM
I found this information on the Minecraft Forums regarding where you can find your game saves if they are still there.


For Windows 7 - C:\Users\YOUR USER ACCOUNT NAME HERE\Appdata\Roaming\.minecraft\Saves\YOUR WORLD NAME HERE

For Windows XP -- C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER ACCOUNT NAME HERE\Application Data\.minecraft\Saves\YOUR WORLD NAME HERE
#3LoZKingPosted 8/31/2010 9:28:48 PM
I had this problem a while ago. It's a bit convoluted to fix, but you'll get your world back.

You need MCEdit: http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=15522

Go where Sithrix said. Open the folder of a functioning world (if it's a snow map you're trying to save, try to use another snow world), and copy three files: world.dat, world.dat_old, and session.lock. Paste them into the folder of the broken world. Load the world in MCEdit. Use the Player and Player Spawn tools to move yourself and your spawn back to your base, because otherwise they'll be either buried underground or way high in the air. Load the world in Minecraft. Resume playing.

When you reach the previous boundaries of the world, you're going to see some giant flat cliffs. This can't be fixed, it's a result of the game generating land based on the random seed of the world that you copied the three files from. The old world's random seed was lost when Minecraft crashed, because for some reason those three files were zeroed out. Best you can do is bring ladders so the cliffs aren't an obstacle.
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#4NathanDrake12Posted 9/1/2010 6:52:08 PM
Where would it be for vista?
#5keenan150Posted 9/2/2010 9:16:21 AM
Screw vista Nathan, downgrade or upgrade D:<
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#6SithrixPosted 9/3/2010 3:31:49 AM
I'm pretty sure the location in Vista is the same as Windows 7. The "Appdata" folder might be hidden in which case I would just do a search for "Appdata" from the start menu and then go from there.
#7wunda_bred(Topic Creator)Posted 9/8/2010 3:06:17 PM
I found this data, but how do use it?
Is there a certain folder I put it in?
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