To access the directory needed to install Minecraft modifications you will need to locate your root Minecraft directory.


Begin the RUN application (Windows Key + R) and type ‘%appdata%’. Here you will find the .Minecraft folder, open it.


The Minecraft folder is found in the following directory - /home/Your User Name/.minecraft

Mac OS/X

The Minecraft folder is found in the following directory: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft

Once you have located the directory enter the .bin folder. Inside the .bin folder, use a directory browser (winZIP, Win RAR etc) to open the Minecraft.jar file, this is where modifications must be installed but the exact installation varies depending on the file so please refer to the author’s description from this point.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Microsoft Game Studios
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Wii U, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Sandbox, Survival
  • Guide Release
    18 May 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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  • Information on over 150 natural, crafted and smelted items.
  • Construction ideas for novice players, including castles and 'Hobbit Holes'.
  • More than 45 minutes of helpful, narrated video showcasing survival basics, monument building, trap construction.
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  • Essential graphical mods to make the PC version of Minecraft look and run better than ever before.

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