Tutorials/Installing a data pack

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These tutorials are meant to help you use data packs in Minecraft. Data packs allow players to customize command functions, loot tables, world structures, advancements, recipes, and tags, which will change the actual game play. Before installing a data pack, you will first need to create one.

Singleplayer[edit]

Here is how to install a data pack when in singleplayer:

  1. Download the data pack. It should be a .zip file or directory.
  2. Open Minecraft.
  3. Select the world you want to install the data pack for, click on “Edit”, then “Open world folder”.
  4. Open the folder named datapacks, and put the data pack into it.
  5. Type /reload (if you have enabled cheats) or press F3+T if you are in the world during the installation.
  6. If the data pack has a correct format, it would be enabled in the world. If you have enabled cheats, you can verify by typing /datapack list enabled and find an entry named [file/your data pack file/directory name].

Multiplayer[edit]

Here is how to install a data pack when in multiplayer:

  1. Download the data pack. It should be a .zip file or directory.
  2. Open your server folder, then open world.
  3. Put the data pack into a folder named datapacks
  4. Type /reload from the console or as an level 3 operator if the server was running during the installation.
  5. If the data pack has a correct format, it would be enabled on the server. You can verify by typing /datapack list enabled from the console or as an level 3 operator and find an entry named [file/your data pack file/directory name].

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