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#1

christopheee

Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:58 PM

Hey,

I've had Minecraft for about 3 days and I'd like to uninstall it, I don't just mean I'd like to delete the minecraft file from my hard drive I mean a full uninstall that removes all the files related to Minescraft.

The following isn't important but just to fill in why.
I downloaded the minecraft alpha and it worked fine no problems on my mac for a while until for seemingly no reason, whenever I tried to start the application it would let me log in then present an "updating minecraft" screen where it said "done loading" with the loading bar just about complete but then sat in this state forever. I tried deleting the file, redownloading re deleting, downloading the linux file, playing the online version, deleting all my java data updating and reinstalling java and resetting my browser settings. none of these had any effect. I thought oh well it still works in windows and have been playing it on that since then.
Now, today I've ran into the same problem on my windows computer, so now I'm certain that whatever is causing the error is a file saved on my computer by minecraft but I have no idea where it would be kept. Thus I wan't to know how I can completely uninstall minecraft and all the files relating to it so I can fresh install and hopefully get it working again.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:36 PM

This is where the files are on Windows computers.

C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft

Deleting the "bin" and "resources" folder would delete ALL textures, models, and sounds.
You will automatically re-download the files to their default properties the next time you run the game.

If you're on Mac, I do not have a clue where the directory is.
If you're on Windows, "appdata" is a hidden folder in your user files.

#3

christopheee

Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:13 PM

Thankyou! Now i know the names of the files I'll be able to search my mac and delete them there too.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:20 PM

christopheee said:

Thankyou! Now i know the names of the files I'll be able to search my mac and delete them there too.

You're welcome. PM me if you need any more help.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:23 PM

For future reference
Minecraft files in OSX are at

~\Library\Application Support\Minecraft\

#6

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:39 PM

My windows PC is completely messed up, I C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft does not exist
however I deleted the files in ~\Library\Application Support\Minecraft\ on my mac (excluding my savegame ofcourse) and it works perfectly again. Thankyou very much. I don't need windows minecraft if mac minecraft is working.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:13 PM

C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft

See that "YOUR USERNAME"? Change it to yours. AppData may have a different name in your Windows version.

Your primary drive may also be a different one than "C:"

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 12:55 AM

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C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft

See that "YOUR USERNAME"? Change it to yours. AppData may have a different name in your Windows version.

Your primary drive may also be a different one than "C:"

Hahaha, yes, I am not that stupid. No my computer has no users folder. I searched my computer for minecraft and the only existing file with that name is C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Minecraft.exe
along with the few other minecraft files i have on my desktop. I also looked in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data but it's not in there. It doesn't matter it works on my mac now so thats good enough.
Thanks for the help anyway!

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:11 AM

christopheee said:

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C:\Users\YOUR USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft

See that "YOUR USERNAME"? Change it to yours. AppData may have a different name in your Windows version.

Your primary drive may also be a different one than "C:"

Hahaha, yes, I am not that stupid. No my computer has no users folder. I searched my computer for minecraft and the only existing file with that name is C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Minecraft.exe
along with the few other minecraft files i have on my desktop. I also looked in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data but it's not in there. It doesn't matter it works on my mac now so thats good enough.
Thanks for the help anyway!

Okay, now to fix the mac problem. I'm willing to donate 100$ to get you Windows OS

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:34 AM

normally in windows it is best to use the environment variable %appdata% that brings you to the folder containing the .minecraft folder.
Minecraft does not run? Check the alpha Hardware Requirements
Update your drivers for Intel, ATI and nVidia
Getting the message "Customized computer manufacturer graphics driver is detected" ? Use the workaround described here

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BadSackBoyZ

Posted 04 October 2010 - 05:10 PM

For those who dont find the "appdata" folder on Windows (xp) do this:
Start>run>%appdata%>.minecraft

#12

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 05:38 PM

Zikel said:

Okay, now to fix the mac problem. I'm willing to donate 100$ to get you Windows OS

T.t I need some ram, or replacing my 7 year old geForce 6200!!!!

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 05:50 PM

After removing the 'minecraft' data folder in your ~/Library/Application Support folder, you'll also want to go to Applications>Utilities>Java Preferences, select the Network tab, select 'View Cache Files...' set 'Show:' to Resources, and delete anything from http://www.minecraft.net.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:12 PM

I have a problem where i accidentally deleted my minecraft folder and then when i went on the website, Minecraft.Net do download it again it downloads but i'm unable to run the game, it just stops loading and does nothing. Anyone knows what is wrong?

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gamernavin

Posted 26 November 2010 - 11:13 PM

well well well i broke minecraft =( i was installing textur pack and now the game just fails to playand i can dealet the resource folder but not bin it say its open in an other folder when its not plz help ;)
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:59 PM

gamernavin said:

well well well i broke minecraft =( i was installing textur pack and now the game just fails to playand i can dealet the resource folder but not bin it say its open in an other folder when its not plz help :GoldBar:

Yup, same here...

EDIT: Ok so... I fixed it. Here's what I did: First click o nthe windows button in the corner of your desktop, then type into the search bar "%appdata%", open it and there should be a file called Roaming. Click that and find the folder labeled .minecraft and open it. Inside will be a folder called "bin" which you delete. Now try redowloading Minecraft and it should work just fine (just without your old save files unless you copy them)

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thatoneguy159

Posted 19 December 2010 - 01:25 AM

I've written an app for Mac OS X that uninstalls Minecraft:
http://dl.dropbox.co...Uninstaller.zip

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 09:13 PM

argh >< Alright SO I have literally done everything this thread has said to do to uninstall/fix Minecraft.....yeah nothing worked T.T

I still think that I did not uninstall it completely since every time i re-download it my username and password are still in the spaces. Along with this every time I hit login it just goes black, but for like a millisecond I can see it goes to the download screen and then black. What would I be able to do to fix this?

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:18 PM

ok, ever since i downloaded minecraft there hasnt been any sound.  i went the settings menu and sound was off, but everytime i try to click it to turn the sound on the whole minecraft window closes.  i found this page and was hopping deleting my bin and resourses would fix this problem. it didnt. i am running windows xp. can anyone help?!?

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 02:15 PM

ThousandDemons said:

gamernavin said:

well well well i broke minecraft =( i was installing textur pack and now the game just fails to playand i can dealet the resource folder but not bin it say its open in an other folder when its not plz help :(

Yup, same here...

EDIT: Ok so... I fixed it. Here's what I did: First click o nthe windows button in the corner of your desktop, then type into the search bar "%appdata%", open it and there should be a file called Roaming. Click that and find the folder labeled .minecraft and open it. Inside will be a folder called "bin" which you delete. Now try redowloading Minecraft and it should work just fine (just without your old save files unless you copy them)

Seeya in SMP!

I deleted all minecraft files because sound stopped working. Then reloaded and it crashed, so I just deleted the bin file and it now runs again (thanks to above for that) but I still cannot turn the sound on!!!! Very frustrating.

I am running on windows 7 64 bit