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Moving Resources from Application to External Storage (bedrock)(mobile originally, but any)

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    Clarified topic to make it easier to find.

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    Yes. Just like the „Export world“ feature on Windows 10. 

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    The only reason I haven't bought Minecraft on Switch is cuz I can't transfer my Windows 10 or Android worlds to it. A feature like this or similar to it would make me buy it in an instant.

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    This would be an amazing feature since I own Minecraft not only on my iPhone, but on my Nintendo Switch as well. Being able to have the same world saved and synced and saved across the two devices would be amazing

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    I found an awkward workaround that worked for me on Android:

    1. Check current storage location setting is set to "Application" (under Settings -> General -> Profile). If not, then change it and restart Minecraft.
    2. Set File Storage Location to "External"
    3. Come out of Settings and go to Play
    4. You should still be able to see all your worlds in Application storage
    5. Pick a world, click the Edit icon, scroll to the bottom and click "Copy World"
    6. You'll get an error message saying that the copy failed. This is NOT true, what has happened is that your world has been copied to External storage, but Minecraft is still showing worlds from Application storage.
    7. Repeat for all the worlds you want to copy.
    8. Exit Minecraft and restart
    9. Click Play and you're now looking at all your worlds in External storage!

    It worked for me, but YMMV and I'm no expert. Good luck everyone.

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    I also really want to see this happening. Want to transfer a world into another device, but I made it when I had storage Application.

    Tried what "Swythan" wrote, but that didn't worked for me. It made a copy but it was just a whole new world in the same seed I had before. 

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    So...I had my Minecraft world from my Youtube series get corrupted and i had to create a new world...two episodes in i realized that it was saving Application level and thus was a complete loss. After some thoughts of recreating it saved as External i got an idea that worked.

     

    You can save your application world as external...its a process. Create a Realm and upload your world to it, now switch your minecraft back to external and download your realm back to your device. This will save your world as External and now allow you to back up or move that world as you please. It is a process, and if you already used your free trial for a realm up you will have to pay for it.

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    Could someone please make a vote server for colored paper pleeeeaaaase 😇

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    Could someone please make a vote server for colored paper pleeeeaaaase 😇

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    Could this feature plz be added? It wouldn't be hard to add it right? To copy from application storage to external storage?

    I came across a program that lets you back up your world from external storage, but it is complicated. it's called Tikolu Minecraft Pocket Edition World Exporter on GitHub. I think it's safe but be careful it isn't a virus. It definitely isn't the best method to do it, since you have to turn on USB debugging for it to work  which puts your phone possibly at risk. (Bad programs can install virus apps etc. With USB debugging.)

    Update: I got the Minecraft Exporter to work, and it was able to restore my worlds!! I would like to make a video tutorial sometime. Once I got USB debugging to work, it was able to copy my worlds from Application storage to a MinecraftWorlds folder on my desktop. Then I could just copy it back to my phone, putting it in the external location for PE worlds (Internal storage/games/com.mojang/minecraftWorlds) Then it showed up in Minecraft PE, the same world, except now stored in External storage.

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    It would actually be very easy to add this feature. Only because minecraft is the only app on the device which has access to it's own internal storage, besides, if it can load a world, delete  world and duplicate a world, then why shouldn't it be able to move it?

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    I don't get why this isn't a feature like most people said it shouldn't be that hard to do and it is one of the best things about Minecraft, I also think it would be cool to beable to do it on other platforms like PS4 because many I want an Xbox but I'm not giving up my mincraft world's.i think more people NEED to share this post

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    This needs to be in the games data transfers cause If you join the Beta program you have to uninstall and reinstall it and once you sign in you have to start and your worlds back from scratch.

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    ViperineFoil404 will you make a tutorial? I also need to back up the world on my Application

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    This may be useful for transferring worlds from one device to another, as a substitute for cloud saves.

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    The work around to change storage to External in Profile and copy world does not work anymore. I had no idea this was such an issue between internal and external storage (why is there no help info on this?).

    This lack of a backup option or data migration when stuck in internal storage is so backwards. It is like we are back in the 90s.

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    Would really appreciate this option myself.

     

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    I vote for this. Shame 'Application' storage is the default and worlds created under this option are locked up to the device. Should be very simple to add the option to the game to save to external storage.

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    Adding export button on the world settings should not hard for developers. And it should not hard for players. To root your phone to granted for permission is worst way to"JUST GRAB THE MINECRAFT WORLD DATA, AND EXCHANGED WITH THE VOIDED OF WARRANTY FOR YOUR PHONE !!?" They should think about the side effects after they root Android phone to just bring world data, which placed in root directory and transfer to another places and directories eg. External Directory or Internal Directory, where are really really really really easily access by users or players

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    My son has over 200 worlds he has created since he started playing Minecraft. Now his tablet is dying and we are unable to backup his worlds because they were created in the application storage. It can't be that hard to allow users to transfer to external storage!

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    This is a feature I definitely could do with. This would finally make it possible to backup worlds created on application storage, as only external worlds can be exported as zips.

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    I found a way to tranfer the worlds from application based to external and it works for me! It involves enabling usb debugging on your phone and requires a pc too then your good to go. Heres the link to the video:https://youtu.be/ZyGq5p1DUME

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    benoit betina's comment works. Had to google how to turn on usb debugging but it worked

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    It woul be a great feature

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    This would be so helpful if it was added

     

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    please please please please mojang, me and my friend created a world we play in and after weeks i only realised now that i saved it to application and now im getting a new phone and my dad wants to reset my old phone to give it away, i dont wanna lose my worlds :(((((

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    It's really just like a Microsoft owned app to not actually be user intuitive. It's very frustrating to me that they'd default the world saves where they cannot be exported. Not just that, they patched out the exploit allowing you to copy them to external. I find that absurd because something so reasonable should not be an exploit in the first place. When I set my game to external and view my worlds, how is it at all reasonable to hide my application saved worlds from me instead of just showing both in the same menu? Let me move my worlds in peace it's really simple so far as I understand it, hell, there used to be a way that you all removed!

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    Helloes!
    How come this request for improved usability/user friendliness still hasn’t made it to the current MCPE version, two years after it has been raised?
    Clearly there’s great advantage to be had in being able to copy/move a world from android internal application storage to external, as it allows for the world to be backed up.
    Also, clearly a lot of frustration and sadness is being felt by those people seeking to preserve their Minecraft worlds, with all their creations therein, as they find out that there’s no built-in way to do this.
    Minecraft is supposed to be a creative outlet, a source of joy; the impossibility to back up one’s worlds is a design flaw at best and malicious at worst.
    So, rather than perpetuating the current situation in which people are forced to resort to warranty voiding measures, or to use Realms as a workaround to achieve this goal (instead of for the purpose Realms was intended), please do what you know to be right and add this option, sooner rather than later. Your fans will thank you for it.

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    I've had so many panic attacks because I've lost worlds I've made with my partner. We're long distance and Minecraft is one of the only ways we get to do things together. I've already lost a world we made together because Minecraft defaults to saving worlds on the app and won't let you save them to the external storage. It wouldn't be a hard feature to implement, and it would save a lot of hassle for users. My Minecraft account won't let me try a free trial for Realms while I download the worlds to my external storage, so I have no current workaround. It's ridiculous that this feature still hasn't been implemented. I feel like Microsoft and Mojang aren't listening to their users at all.

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    This is a long overdue feature that NEEDS to be available! Wanting to leave the BETA on Android and risk losing all of my worlds because I mistakenly saved to application when I reinstalled the app thinking it was saving to my Microsoft account (like a cloud) for some reason? I just want to save them to external or make a backup!

    Edit: Also, due to the beta, you can't access realms to upload world's so there's no way at all to backup world's!