There are upcoming maintenance events which may impact our services. Learn more

How to Upload a World to Minecraft Bedrock Edition Print

  • 1

Converting a .mcworld into a zip

  1. To the top-left of your file explorer, click the “View” tab and then click the checkbox for “File Name Extensions”.
  2. Right-click your file, select the rename option, change the .mcworld extension to .zip and press enter.
  3. Your world should now be saved as a zip archive.

Downloading an online world

  1. Create a folder in a known directory on your computer and name it to something easy to remember.
  2. It is recommended that your world comes from an official site such as Planet Minecraft. Double-check the world you are downloading is made for Bedrock Edition and not Java Edition.
  3. Download the world to your computer.
  4. The world filed might have been saved as a .mcworld file. If this is the case, make sure you convert it to a .zip file.
  5. Once the world was converted, extract the files from your world zip into the folder you created using a decompression tool such as 7Zip or WinRAR.

Finding your local world/save
There are a few ways to get your local world/save. The first is by exporting it directly from the game. The second is by getting into the world save directory in your computer files and copying the desired world into a known directory.

Exporting from the game

  1. Open Minecraft and click “Play”. You should see a list of your singleplayer worlds.
  2. To the right side of the world, you wish to download, click the edit icon.
  3. Scroll down until you find “Export World” and click it.
  4. Save your world into a known directory on your computer.

Downloading from Realms

  1. Open Minecraft and click “Play”.
  2. You will see your Realms get loaded. Click the “Edit” icon.
  3. Find your latest world save on your right and click the download icon.
  4. Go back into the Play tab and you will see the world freshly imported at the top.
  5. Click the edit icon on the world, scroll down to “Export World” and choose a known directory to download it into.

Copying from the saves directory

  1. Open your File Explorer.
  2. Paste in C:\Users\”username”\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MinecraftUWP_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\games\com.mojang\minecraftWorlds\ into the directory listing at the top of the File Explorer. Make sure to change “Username” to your computer username.
  3. This will open your saves folder for Bedrock Edition. Find your save and drag the folder onto your desktop or into another known directory.
  4. Rename the world so you can identify it when uploading it. It’s always best to avoid using spaces or special characters when renaming it.

Uploading your world to the server

  1. Stop your server.
  2. Access your server files via an SFTP client such as Filezilla or WinSCP.
  3. Find the world folder that you wish to upload on your computer.
  4. Drag it over to the /worlds folder of the server.
  5. Wait for the world to fully upload through FileZilla, and make sure no files fail to transfer.
  6. Change level name in server.properties to your new world name.

Was this answer helpful?

« Back
Login Sign Up