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How to install Minecraft Data Packs

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This is a simple tutorial on how to install Minecraft Data Packs. Datapacks, introduced in Minecraft 1.13, are a kind of addon for Minecraft: they change the gameplay. You can create mods or command block creations using them.

Install your datapack

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Well, you downloaded a really cool data pack like my Self Building House, but how do you install it?
Here’s how to install Minecraft Data Packs for Minecraft Java. They work from version 1.13 and above.

  1. Download the data pack. It’s a .zip file.

    You can find them on the internet or on my website.

  2. Open Minecraft and choose a world.

    The data pack will work only in the worlds where you add it.

  3. Click on “Edit”, then “Open world folder”.

    You will be brought to the world file location, which is usually in %appdata%/.minecraft/saves

  4. Open “datapacks”

    Open the folder called “datapacks”.

  5. Put the .zip file there.

    Move the datapack into the folder and you’re done!
    You may need to use the command /reload, or open and close Minecraft.

To check if you have correctly installed the data pack you can run the command:

/datapack list enabled

And if it’s in the list, you’re good to go!

Also, remember to always check the Minecraft version the data pack was made for. I’m sure you’ll find it in the creator’s website.

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I’ve been making this for 5 years now. (yeah, it’s a lot!) Check out my commands or my maps, the home page is always a great place to start.

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