Minecraft - Backup plugin

Minecraft is a sandbox building indie video game written in Java. It was released on May 17, 2009, with a Beta on December 20, 2010. This article presents briefly what Minecraft is and how to back it up using the plugin system supported by Backup4all.

On this page: About Minecraft How to backup and restore Minecraft using Backup4all plugin What information is backed up when using the Minecraft plugin

The Minecraft game is focused on creativity and building, allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. The game has two variants – free Classic and paid Beta – where Classic is focused entirely on construction with unlimited material supply, whereas Beta requires players to acquire resources themselves, and contains mobs, player health, and additional features and items.

In Minecraft, the game world is essentially made up of cubical blocks arranged in a fixed grid pattern, that represent different materials, such as, dirt, stone, various ores, water, tree trunks, etc. While the players can move freely across the world, objects and items can only be placed at fixed locations relative to the grid. The player can gather these material "blocks" and place them elsewhere, thus potentially creating various constructions.

How to backup and restore Minecraft using Backup4all plugin

After you install and configure Minecraft, its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back up Minecraft is important as it will save you time.

Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the Minecraft plugin, will allow you to back-up the user files.

In order to backup Minecraft, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: Minecraft backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up Minecraft. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:http://www.backup4all.com/kb/how-to-download-install-and-use-backup-plugins-910.html

If you need to restore the Minecraft files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:

  1. Install Minecraft and the Minecraft plugin from here: Minecraft backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the Minecraft plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:

  • User files: %appdata%\.minecraft

The above Minecraft data can be manually included in a backup, but we recommend to use the backup plugin to avoid any mistakes. If you want to backup other multimedia applications, visit the Games section.

Applies to:
Minecraft 5.x
Backup4all 4.x

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