.MCWORLD File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .MCWORLD extension:

Minecraft World Backup File

Minecraft World Backup File
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  • Category Game Files
  • Format Zip

A MCWORLD file contains behavior and resource files that make up a world in Minecraft (Bedrock Edition), a popular block-building game. It stores multiple files, such as .DAT and .TXT files compressed with ZIP compression. MCWORLD files are typically used to backup a world or transfer a world to another Minecraft user.

MCWORLD files may be created by a program such as Minecraft Launcher, (MinecraftSP.exe) a custom application launcher for Minecraft. They may also be created by a user when he zips the world files into one .ZIP file then renames the extension from ".zip" to ".mcworld".

Since MCWORLD files are saved in a ZIP format, they can be expanded using a Zip decompression utility. The MCWORLD file can also be opened in Infdev, which is the third phase in Minecraft's development cycle and is only playable in single player Survival mode. You can access it by selecting "New Profile" and "Allow infdev" in Minecraft.

Software's name License Platforms
7-Zip 7-Zip Open Source LinuxWindows
Apple Archive Utility Apple Archive Utility Bundled Mac
Corel WinZip Corel WinZip Commercial MacWindows
Mojang Minecraft Mojang Minecraft Commercial AndroidiOSLinuxMacWindows
Mojang Minecraft for Windows 10 Mojang Minecraft for Windows 10 Free Trial Windows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Commercial Windows
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Commercial Mac

Updated: March 10, 2019

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