Fixed some more inconsistencies
This guide is made in assumption that you only want one integrated Minecraft save directory. If you wish to have separate directories (ex: for other machines; Minecraft/Linux, Minecraft/Windows, Minecraft/Toaster, etc.) then you should create them on Dropbox and change the
script here as needed. This guide also will only sync your saved game files, not any .jar customizations or texture maps. If you don't know what this is, then you probably should be safe.
== Download and Install Dropbox ==
== Copy your Minecraft saved data to your Dropbox folder ==
Next, we will need to make a copy of your Minecraft saved game data on the cloud Dropbox server. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be copying the
"saves " game from the .minecraft folder into a folder called "Minecraft " inside your Dropbox folder. You can store it elsewhere in your Dropbox if you choose.
=== Windows ===
On Windows, your Minecraft data folder is in your application data folder. You can access this by holding Windows+R or hitting Start > Run and then typing
''%AppData%\.minecraft '' in the box. This will open your minecraft folder. Copy the folder named "saves " to the desired location in your Dropbox. In this tutorial, we will be creating a folder called "Minecraft " in the main Dropbox folder and storing the saves folder inside that.
Once these files are done copying, navigate back up to your .minecraft folder, and rename the saves folder to saves-backup.
This step ensures that you 1) Have a backup of your files in case of catastrophe, and 2) allows us to make the symbolic link to the correct location in a later step.
=== Mac OS X ===
In Mac OS X, the Minecraft data folder is located in your Username > Library > Application Support folder. You can get here quickly by opening Finder > Go > Go To Folder > type
''~/Library/Application Support/minecraft ''. For future reference, it's best to make an alias for this folder and copy it to your desktop.
Now, copy the saves folder to the desired location in your Dropbox. It is a good idea to rename the original saves folder (in your .minecraft Application Support folder) to
''saves-backup '', to be saved as a backup in case something goes haywire. It also allows us to make the symbolic link to the correct location in a later step.
=== Linux ===
In Linux, your Minecraft data folder is located in your user home folder. However, it may be hidden from view. If you are using a GUI, ensure that you choose View > Show Hidden Files.
Copy the contents of the save folder to your Dropbox. As mentioned above, in this tutorial we create a folder inside the dropbox called
"Minecraft " to store the saves folder in.
Once the copy is complete, rename the
save folder to save-backup.
If you're command line savvy, here are the above steps in command line format.
:cp -r saves ~/Dropbox/Minecraft/saves
:mv saves saves-backup
== Create the Symbolic Links ==
#Open up cmd.exe (Start Menu → Run / Search bar → Type
#In cmd.exe, navigate to Dropbox’s folder with the path <dropbox_folder> by typing <code>cd <dropbox_folder></code>.
#Once there, type: <code>mklink /d "
minecraft savegames" %appdata%\.minecraft\saves</code>
#The console will output “Symbolic link created” if everything succeeded.
:#Download and install SymbolicLinker.
:#Once installed, move your Minecraft saves folder (located in '~/Library/Application Support/.minecraft'') to a folder in your Dropbox.
Rightclick on this new folder and choose ''Make symbolic link''. This will create a symbolic link in the same folder.
:#Move this back to your Minecraft folder's original destination (make sure it has the same name as the original),
:#and you are all set to pull your game data off the cloud.
#Open the Terminal
#Type in: <code>ln -s ~/Dropbox/
minecraft/saves ~/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/saves</code>
If you moved your Dropbox to something other than the default location you’ll need to modify that first path.
:Open two file browser windows, one showing your Dropbox folder and the other showing the minecraft folder.
:After you dragged and dropped the
“saves” folder over to Dropbox, drag it back and hold Alt while dropping it. This should create a symlink.
:Now your saved worlds should all be there when you start Minecraft.
''In order to link any additional computers you wish to play on, you just need to follow these steps - install Dropbox, and create the symbolic links.