Read this article to learn how to find the location of your lost home in Minecraft game. If you're not ready to dump it and start a new civilization in the wild, there are a few tricks you can employ.
Method 1 of 3: Employing General Tips
Step 1. Kill your own character
The simplest way to get back to the house is to jump off a cliff and die to reappear in your residence; as long as you've only slept in your bed – not resting in another house since then – you'll reappear in it.
- If you're playing in Creative mode, you'll need to quickly activate Survival mode.
- Keep in mind that this method doesn't work if you haven't slept in a bed yet. It also won't work if you haven't slept in a bed yet, or if the last one wasn't the bed in your house.
- When you have valuable resources that you don't want to lose by dying, you can build a chest. In him. It will be allowed to store items; view its coordinates by pressing F3 on computer versions, or by consulting a map (Pocket Edition and consoles). After respawning, you can go back to the chosen coordinates to retrieve your items.
Step 2. Look for familiar points
Unfortunately, the best bet for finding the house, most of the time, involves retracing your path to a place you remember you've been through and making your way home from there. Some reference points that may help you are:
- Specific biomes (forests, for example).
- The presence (or absence) of water.
- Structures generated by the game (villages, for example).
Step 3. Create a compass
With it, you will be directed back to the point where you re-emerged in the world; if the house is close to that starting location, the compass can be used to find it.
Even if the home is far from the starting point, the compass can help you, even more because you may be able to recognize the waypoints
Step 4. Teleport to a safe place
When playing on a server on which the “host” has activated teleportation, you can be transferred to the position of any other player. If it is close to your house, you will be able to find it more easily.
It is also possible to use teleportation in "Single Player" mode, but you will need to know the coordinates of your home or try to guess them (which will do little to help you find your home)
Method 2 of 3: Using Minutor (computers)
Step 1. Find out how this method works
Minutor is a free program that makes a visual representation of the world of Minecraft; as long as the house is saved in the world's files, opening the folder in Minutor will allow you to quickly navigate and find its coordinates.
Unfortunately, there is no way to use Minutor to find the home in the console and handheld versions (Pocket Edition)
Step 2. Open the Minutor website in your computer's browser
Step 3. Choose your operating system
Under the “Download” section, near the top of the page, click on the link that represents your OS (“Windows installer”, if you use Windows, for example”). The Minutor configuration file will be downloaded.
Mac users should choose “OSX”
Step 4. Install Minutor
The process is different depending on your operating system:
- Windows: double-click on the Minutor file and proceed through the steps of the installation wizard until the program starts to be installed.
- Mac: open the Minutor DMG file, allow the software to be installed, if necessary, click and drag the app icon to the “Applications” folder and follow the instructions.
Step 5. Open Minecraft Launcher
Double-click the Minecraft app, which is an icon of a grassy earth block.
Step 6. Select Boot Options
This tab will be in the upper right corner of the window.
Step 7. In the upper right corner of the window, there will be a gray “Advanced Settings” button
It will turn green.
- If the button is already green, the advanced options will be enabled.
- You may need to click “OK” to confirm your choice before proceeding.
Step 8. Click Last Release in the middle of the window
Step 9. Open the Minecraft installation folder
Click on the green right-facing arrow on the right side of “Game Directory”; the folder where Minecraft stores all files, including saved worlds, will be displayed.
Step 10. Open the “saves” folder
Double click on it, which should be at the top of the screen.
This step can be skipped on Mac
Step 11. Copy the path to the “saves” folder as follows:
- Windows: click the address bar at the top of the File Explorer to select the path, and press Ctrl+C to copy it.
- Mac: hold Control and click on the “saves” folder; hold ⌥ Option and choose “Copy path from [folder]” from the drop-down menu.
Step 12. Open Minutor
Enter minutes in the "Start" menu
(Windows) or in "Spotlight"
(Mac) and click on the “Minutor” in the search results.
Minutor may crash or even shut itself down when opening it for the first time. If this happens, close the program and reopen it
Step 13. Click on File in the upper left corner of the window
A dropdown menu will appear.
On Mac, the option will be in the upper left corner of the screen
Step 14. Click Open…
..), one of the first options in the “File” menu. The “Open World” window will be displayed.
Step 15. Enter the path you copied as follows:
- Windows: click on the address bar at the top of the “Open World” window to select its content. Press Ctrl+V to paste the path and press ↵ Enter.
- Mac: choose “View” tab, “Show Path Bar”, click on the bar where the path is and press Ctrl+V.
Step 16. Select a folder
Click once on the folder with the name of your world in Minecraft.
- It may be necessary to first double click on the “saves” folder to open it.
- For example, if the world where you are looking for your home is called “Land of Denise”, click on the folder with that name, not on “saves”.
Step 17. Enter Select Folder in the lower right corner of the window
The Minecraft map will open in Minutor.
On Mac, the option is named “Choose”
Step 18. Search for your residence
Remember the shape of the house seen from above and start navigating the map by clicking and dragging your mouse across it until you find a point that reminds you of it. Given the size of many Minecraft worlds, it's normal to take a while.
Once you find it, select it with the mouse so that its coordinates are displayed in the lower right corner of the window. Afterwards, enter Minecraft and press the “F3” key to be able to find the residence
Method 3 of 3: Avoiding Getting Lost in Minecraft
Step 1. create a bed and sleep in it as soon as you have a house.
That way you will always respawn there after you die, not at the starting point of the game.
- Don't sleep in any other bed until you've memorized the home's location.
- It will be necessary to build (and sleep) in another bed if the first one was destroyed.
Step 2. Write down the coordinates of the house
In computer versions, just press the F3 key (or Fn+F3 on some machines) so that the “X”, “Y” and “Z” coordinates are displayed; when doing this inside your home, write them down. Whenever you get lost and the bed is destroyed (or don't want to sacrifice yourself to appear there again), just press “F3” and go to the location.
In Pocket Edition (PE) and console versions, you need to use a map to see coordinates
Step 3. use torches to mark the places you have passed through.
When leaving the region where your house is located, take several torches and place them along the way. Thus, you ride a “crumb trail” back home, in case you end up going too far and getting lost because you don't know the exact path to return.
Also, the torches will ward off some "mobs" if you need to make their way at night
Step 4. Make a flag for the house
They emit a beam of light in the sky, which can be seen from far, far away; that way, you'll be able to find your way back even if you're 250 blocks away from it.
If you don't want to go through the entire process of assembling the beacon, as it requires the collection of many resources, an “earth tower” with torches will do
Step 5. Pay attention to the position of the sun
He is always born in the same direction and sets in the opposite; as you explore the open world, observe the path you take in relation to sunrise and sunset.
If you can't see the sun, plant sunflowers, which always face the position they are in
Step 6. Pay attention to the route while mining
Underground, install torches on only one side of the wall; for example, if you place them all on the right side while exploring, you will know that when you return home, they will be on the left.
- Another option is to install wooden posts with more detailed information, or use dyed wool as a code. For example, the red wool can mean “there is lava here”, while the blue one will indicate that the exit is that way.
- If you're completely lost, you can dig straight to the surface (up) and look for landmarks. It's quite risky, as lava and gravel can fall on you, killing you.
Step 7. Build paths by common routes
If you move frequently between two points, you can make a path to follow, consisting of torches, walkways, fences, or anything else that is very obvious. As the world develops, it's a good idea to build railroads out of mine carts to travel long distances, or erect outposts on these roads to sleep at night.