.Minecraft (renaming folders)
Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:59 PM
I've recently gotten into modding, and of course its VERY WISE to back up your files, but I've realized that it takes a good 20 minutes for me to copy and paste everything in my .minecraft folder to a 'Minecraft Backup 1' folder, and it gets quite annoying when I have around 4 back ups, each with different mods installed. So in an attempt at a loophole, I tried to rename one of my backups '.minecraft' but it tells me each time to put in a file name, or something. I then tried 'poop.minecraft' which was acceptable, but when i tried deleting the 'poop' it again came up with the same error message.
Am I doooooooooomed(!) to 20 minute file transfers, or is there some secret little techie trick to renaming a select backup folder '.minecraft' for when I want to play it.
Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:39 AM
Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:27 PM
I don't have problems regarding the copying speed but renaming the folder. My only solution now is to reinstall? Lame...
I'm also asking to the programmers... Is there a valid reason to name a folder beginning with a period? How I'm supposed to rename it now that it's called "backup .minecraft"? Like the OP, if I try to rename it, windows ask me to put a name because it see it as a file with an extension but no name. What to do, beside reinstalling?
No, really, WHY that period???
Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:19 PM
Secondly, maybe they named it ".minecraft" specifically so everyone would have a hard time changing it? Just a thought.
Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:31 PM
Luckly, I just found that the link in the desktop still works, and once logged it just reinstall the game automatically, so no damage done at the end, and yea, now I will simply copy the content of the folder rather than the folder itself.
STILL, the question about that freakin' period remain valid...
Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:50 AM
Use following commands, one line = one command to run, */TEXT\* = comment
CD \ */ Navigates to the root of the current folder \* X: */ Replace X with drive letter if minecraft is on another drive than standard \* CD "PATH" */ Enter directory \* EXAMPLE: CD Users */ Enter users folder on C: \* EXAMPLE: CD "Users\I have a long user name" */ Use quotes around folders or filenames containing a space \*Navigate to your appdata folder. Don't enter .minecraft!
If backup is inside your .minecraft (to keep things together) first move them using standard windows explorer so they are easy to rename.
.minecraft .minecraft */ forces computer to rename .minecraft to .minecraft \* rename .minecraft. to .minecraft */ if you have added something after, or: \* rename .minecraft */ renames entirely different folder to .minecraft \*
PS. Remember double quotes around path if it contains a space!
Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:52 AM
Hope this helps some people who run into this issue while modding.