This skips all that command prompt stuff, once you install dropbox (which if you have two or more computers is MASSIVELY useful regardless) and this add-on on both computers, all you do is right-click your "saves" from the first computer and select "sync to dropbox", let everything upload, and then do the same on your second computer.
If you use multiple computers regularly (I use a desktop and a laptop with just about the same frequency), this completely eliminates the need to ever touch it again.
If you use the flashdrive method it will be quicker the first one or two times, but once you transfer your game back and forth 5+ times the dropbox method is MUCH faster, since once you do the set-up the first time, it is automatically updated on both computers forever.
It is worth noting that by sharing this dropbox folder with a friend, you can play each other's maps with everything syncing automatically. I don't think that both players can be in the map at the same time, but depending on how the saves are written that might be possible. If someone would like to test that it could be interesting (just looking at the save files it looks like it might be possible if the players maintain a large distance apart?)
The USB stick is tedious and pointless compared to this method. The Dropbox method instantly syncs everything automatically. Once it is set up, you don't need to copy and paste the file every time you want to play it somewhere else. So if you regularly play minecraft on multiple computers, this is a massive time and effort saver
Bringing this thread back from the dead once more.
Thanks for posting this!
I've already got dropbox on the pc and laptop; just don't use it a huge amount, so it never occurred to me to use it with minecraft.
Now i can play minecraft in bed! You've made me a very happy, lazy insomniac
Quite surprised by the underwhelming response to this post though, especially after aegisjester's post about the dropbox update making it so much simpler.
As for accusations of trollery /referral begging?
I really don't get the impression that that's the spirit in which the OP made this post.
It's a legitimate suggestion that some will find really useful (and some not so much, but each to their own), where clicking his/her link instead of typing it into the search bar yourself just happens to have a mutual benefit.
Either way, I'm off to set this up and have me an ultra-comfy gaming night.
Try to use the new GameBand that Mojang released at MineCon 2013, Its pretty cool for on-the-go gamers like me..
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If you have multiple computers in your home, here's how you can share your saves between them without using Dropbox (under Windows, do this on all the pcs that are going to connect to the host pc):
0. All of your PCs should have "Shared Resources" active, if not search how to do that. Also, make sure your saves folder and sharing options allow the clients to write as well as read.
0.5. Backup and delete all the saves directories
1. Create a network drive: File explorer → Connect to network drive (under Windows versions before 8 this might be under the Files menu) → Choose the host pc's users dir (\\[HostPcName]\users\[RemoteUsername]\) → OK → Write your password if asked for
2. Open an administrator mode command prompt and write the following:
(NOTE: replace the Z on the second directory to the asigned letter if the network drive got assigned to a different unit than Z)
And that's it! However, this tutorial is not easy for players with no knowledge of Windows networking, so anybody is invited to create a easier tutorial and for more OSes. Also, this requires that the host computer is powered on all the time that the clients play MC, so unless you have a NAS the Dropbox way is more convenient. Also, the latter method is slower than the LAN-based ones.