We\u2019re here to give you a step-by-step guide on how to uninstall Minecraft from your computer, as well as give you the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on any issues you might be worried about when going through this process. How Do I Uninstall Minecraft? Backup Your Saved Files (Optional) This step is entirely optional and should only be taken if your Minecraft is lagging and you want to reinstall it. After all, nobody wants to lose all that progress you have made, right? So here's what you should do to back it up. On Windows: Step 1: Press the Windows Key + RStep 2: Type in %appdata%Step 3: Open the \u201c.minecraft\u201d folderStep 4: Copy the saves folder and move it to another, safe location If\/When you reinstall Minecraft, you can move these files back to the saves folder On mac: Step 1: Press Command + Shift + GStep 2: Type in ~\/Library\/Application Support\/Step 3: Open \u201cminecraft\u201d folderStep 4: Copy the saves folder and move it to another, safe location On Linux: Step 1: Open your File ManagerStep 2: Navigate to \u201c\/home\/username\/.minecraft\u201dNote: Replace \u201cusername\u201d with your Linux usernameStep 3: Copy the saves folder and move it to another, safe location Uninstalling Minecraft on Windows There are two ways to uninstall Minecraft on Windows, both of which are very straightforward procedures. The first method would be to uninstall Minecraft via the Control Panel, and the second involves you directly dragging the Minecraft folder into your Recycle Bin. Method 1: Regular Uninstallation Through the Control Panel This method involves using the Control Panel to uninstall Minecraft. This would be how most people would go about uninstalling any other software on their laptops, but we\u2019ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to do it. Step 1: Open your Start menuStep 2: Access your Control PanelStep 3: Click on \u201cPrograms and Features\u201d or \u201cUninstall a Program\u201dStep 4: Select Minecraft from this listStep 5: Click Uninstall and follow the steps given by the uninstaller Method 2: Directly Deleting Minecraft You\u2019ll probably have to go through this method if the first method doesn\u2019t work. If Minecraft doesn\u2019t pop up when you\u2019re going through your list of programs. Step 1: Press the Windows Key + R or click on Start and select \u201cRun\u201dStep 2: Type \u201c%appdata%\u201d and hit EnterStep 3: Look for the \u201c.minecraft\u201d folder and delete it or drag it to your Recycle Bin If you\u2019re uninstalling Minecraft from Windows 10, it\u2019s a very straightforward procedure. All you need to do is find Minecraft on your start menu, right-click the Minecraft icon, and select \u201cUninstall\u201d. Also Read: Best Laptops for Minecraft in 2021 Uninstalling Minecraft on mac Whether you using a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or an iMac, here's how you can completely remove Minecraft from your system. Step 1: Press Command + Shift + GStep 2: Type in ~\/Library\/Application Support\/Step 3: Right-click on the \u201cMinecraft\u201d folder, and select \u201cDelete\u201d or \u201cMove to Bin\u201d, or drag and drop it into your Trash folder Uninstalling Minecraft on Linux You want to uninstall Minecraft quickly and this process is tailor-made for just that. Once you\u2019ve backed up your files (if you plan to keep them), it\u2019s extremely straightforward from here. Step 1: Launch the terminal by pressing Control + Alt + TStep 2: Type in \u201crm -vr ~\/.minecraft\/*\u201d and hit EnterStep 3: Input your admin password, and Minecraft will be deleted. Other Minecraft Guides: Recommended Minecraft Specs for Laptops\/PCs How do I Uninstall Minecraft: FAQ? What happens if I uninstall and reinstall Minecraft? If you uninstall Minecraft from your laptop without backing up your files, you\u2019re essentially going to kiss your world goodbye. If you reinstall Minecraft later, you\u2019ll essentially be installing the game again without your worlds, so back your save files up if you feel you might want to access your worlds again. How do I completely remove TLauncher? You need to go to the directory folder and delete it. Unless you\u2019ve changed the path of the folder, you simply need to follow this path, depending on your operating system. After deleting the folders, you\u2019d just have to delete the shortcut on your desktop if you have one. For Windows: c:\/Users\/USER\/AppData\/Roaming\/ or write in Windows search %appdata%For macOS: \/Users\/USER\/Library\/Application Support\/For Linux: \/home\/USER\/Replace \u201cUSER\u201d with your system\u2019s username Do I need to buy Minecraft again if I uninstall it? No, you don\u2019t. Follow these steps to reinstall Minecraft on your laptop. Step 1: Sign in to your PC with your Microsoft accountStep 2: Select on the three dots in the Windows Store (next to your profile picture)Step 3: Go to \u201cMy Library\u201d and download the game from there For Minecraft: Java Edition, you simply need to download the game again and sign in when prompted. How do I get a world I deleted back? Your worlds will be saved in a separate folder that\u2019s hidden on your hard drive. You\u2019ll be able to find this folder by following these steps: Step 1: Press the Windows Key + R or click on Start and select \u201cRun\u201dStep 2: Type \u201c%appdata%\u201d and hit EnterStep 3: Go to \u201c\\roaming\\.minecraft\\saves\u201dStep 4: Right-click on the empty area and select \u201cProperties\u201dStep 5: Select the \u201cPrevious Versions\u201d option in the drop-down menuStep 6: Choose the folder of the world you want to restore and select \u201cRestore\u201d Can I re-download Minecraft for free? Yes, you can. Provided that you\u2019ve already purchased the game before, you can reinstall Minecraft onto your PC or move over to a new one. We have an easy to follow, step-by-step guide on how to do this. How do I permanently delete my Minecraft account? Under \u201cMy Account\u201d click \u201cView account settings\u201d. Once you are at the settings page, click \u201cLearn how\u201d under \u201cDelete Account\u201d, and then click \u201cRequest Account Deletion\u201d. They will send you an email. Click the link in the email, answer the security questions and password and then click delete account.