Merry xmas all. A question about transferring Minecraft for Windows 10 between computers

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Hi a.

So my kid has a new xmas present, a surface. I have put Minecraft for Windows 10 on but here's my question. How can i get all the worlds from the old laptop over to the new one?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Here is a nice concise Minecraft article to transfer worlds just as you request.

https://help.mojang.com/customer/portal/articles/942401

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Hi John. I found that link but it appears to relate to the fat install, I.e. not the Minecraft for Windows 10. I did try it but the folder structure is different for the modern app version . Thank you for taking the time to respond.
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The Win10 version is a different beast, if you want the worlds you'll need to install the non-App store version.
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I thought you had the regular (fat) Install
Before you move the worlds folders onto the new PC, install the same Java version on both desktops.

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Hi. As in opening comment - minrcraft for windiws 10. So I have installed Minecraft for Windows 10 (java is packed in the game so no separate java is required). What folder (s) do I need to copy from the old machine, does anyone know?
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Was the previous laptop also running "Minecraft for Windows 10" - you can't import from "Minecraft" to "Minecraft for Windows 10"
i found a fix for this. Copied the localstate folder between machines that fixed it.

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I found the resolution

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