Where are Minecraft files stored?

There may be scenarios in which you would want to access your game files directly, such as to back up or transfer a world save, or to modify files. The following lists how to access your game files directly:

Minecraft launcher
The file to run the launcher is wherever you put it. This may or may not default to your desktop or downloads folder. The remaining launcher files can be found by starting the launcher, logging in, going to "Launch options", choosing a launch configuration from the list ("Latest release" is the default) and clicking the little green arrow to the right of the "Game directory" option.

Minecraft on Windows
Press Win+R, then type %appdata%\.minecraft, then press Ok.

OS X
In the Finder, from the Go menu, select 'Go to Folder', then type: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft, and click Go.

Linux
~ is your home directory, usually /home/YOURNAME, so ~/.minecraft would be /home/YOURNAME/.minecraft/.

MCPE for Android
MCPE files are stored at /sdcard/games/com.mojang/minecraftWorlds.

MCPE for iOS
iOS files are not generally accessible.

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