Talk:Tutorials/Saved data Dropbox guide

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I'm using the Dropbox Sync for playing the same World on three different PCs, one Linux-machine, two Windows7-machines. All machines have their "saves"-Directory linked into the Dropbox. As long as you don't run Minecraft simultaneously on more than one of these machines, it works pretty well :).

The initial sync is a bit slow because of the many files, and you should turn off the Dropbox Tray Notifications (because they become annoying with so many filechanges). Also, i am using the 0.8.107-Version of Dropbox, which allows syncing symbolic links and selective syncing. I'm not syncing my whole Dropbox on these machines, only the Minecraft-stuff. I'm willing to write an own guide for this, if someone cannot adapt the "Saved Data Dropbox Guide" to my solution.


Windows 7 & Vista: mklink /d C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Dropbox\Minecraft" If you get and error Cannot create a file when that file already exists. Try this...mklink /d "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Dropbox\Minecraft" C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft

This makes no sense. mklink works this way: mklink source destination

source = The link destination = The folder you are linking to

This one is correct: mklink /d C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Dropbox\Minecraft"

This one is wrong: mklink /d "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\My Dropbox\Minecraft" C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft

Why are you still suggesting the wrong one if the correct one gives an error-message?

You will only get this error: Cannot create a file when that file already exists if you didn't delete your .minecraft-folder after copying it's content to the new Dropbox-folder.

.minecraft-Folder = symbolic link

DropBox-Folder = the actual folder where the files are stored

New topic: So couldn't you *technically* write the symbolic link on a flash drive, and load your saves on any other computer? Probably would have to install dropbox first, right? Or could you link the symbolic link to the dropbox website? And won't this seriously slow down the game, due to synchronization?

Difference between the two Dropbox tutorials[edit]

I want to put my saves in my dropbox folder, and I'm confused as to why there's two seperate dropbox synchronisation tutorials here. I can't see any difference between them - am I missing something? --Adje 13:58, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Registering Link[edit]

Correct me, if I'm wrong! But doesn't the referral only give the referee more space?

fkm - 12:22, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Why not...[edit]

Why not just change the directory that Minecraft saves content to to be the dropbox folder? Or make the .minecraft folder a dropbox folder? LB 19:17, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Why are we symlinking the *entire* minecraft directory?[edit]

I don't understand why we're linking .minecraft into Dropbox, instead of .minecraft/saves. Especially because we didn't actually copy the entire directory (just the saves) in the previous step. However, this behavior is consistent across all of the systems listed, so I'm assuming it's intentional? An explanation would be nice, for the more technical of us. elliottcable 07:38, 18 July 2013 (UTC)


Should this guide be considered outdated seeing as you can now easily change your save directory to a location in your Dropbox folder using the new laucnher? --whizzer0 16:06, 10 August 2013 (UTC)