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MCWORLD File Extension

Minecraft World Backup Format
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    Minecraft Launcher
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What is MCWORLD file?

MCWORLD filename suffix is mostly used for Minecraft World Backup Format files. Minecraft World Backup Format format was developed by Minecraft Launcher. MCWORLD file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. MCWORLD file format, along with 1509 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. Minecraft supports MCWORLD files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 4 other tools may also be used. Minecraft software was developed by Markus Persson, and on its official website you may find more information about MCWORLD files or the Minecraft software program.

Programs which support MCWORLD file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open MCWORLD files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. MCWORLD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support MCWORLD file

How to open file with MCWORLD extension?

Problems with accessing MCWORLD may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with MCWORLD files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MCWORLD files.

Step 1. Download and install Minecraft

Install software to open MCWORLD file Problems with opening and working with MCWORLD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MCWORLD files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Minecraft or one to the listed programs: Apple Archive Utility, WinZip, 7-Zip. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Minecraft installed is by going to developer’s website (Markus Persson) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Minecraft and update if needed

Update software that support file extension MCWORLDIf you already have Minecraft installed on your systems and MCWORLD files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Minecraft cannot handle files with MCWORLD may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Minecraft is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Minecraft to MCWORLD files

If you have the latest version of Minecraft installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage MCWORLD on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with MCWORLD file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MCWORLD file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Minecraft is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MCWORLD files and clicking OK.
Associate software with MCWORLD file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MCWORLD extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MCWORLD extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the MCWORLD is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MCWORLD file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check MCWORLD file for viruses
1. The MCWORLD may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the MCWORLD is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the MCWORLD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the MCWORLD file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with MCWORLD extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Minecraft World Backup Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Minecraft

If the systems has insufficient resources to open MCWORLD files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Minecraft World Backup Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the MCWORLD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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