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To play minecraft from a custom directory, you can use these simple steps.

Windows 10[]

  • Go to the folder where you installed Minecraft.
  • Shift right click in a blank space and press "Open Command Window Here."
  • Get the Directory Path of where you want to store the game.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type in: echo java -jar Minecraft.exe --workDir=" . Do not press enter yet.
  • In the file browser, find the folder you want Minecraft to be installed in to.
  • Click and drag the folder to the open command prompt window. It should fill in the path automatically.
  • Finish typing " > run.bat and press enter.
  • In the folder, run the "run.bat" file.

Second Method[]

  • Right click the Minecraft shortcut on your desktop and select "Properties".
  • If you do not have a shortcut, navigate to the folder where you installed Minecraft, right click MinecraftLauncher.exe, and click "Create Shortcut".
  • There should be a line labeled Target. After the file path, add a space and type: --workDir DIR_PATH
  • Replace "DIR_PATH" with the directory you want the game to use.
  • Minecraft will now use that directory as long as you launch it from that shortcut.