Introduction: Run Minecraft on Your Flash Disk

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Sometimes, Minecraft cannot run in it's default directory %appdata%.

This Instructable will show you how to run Minecraft on your flash disk or in a separate directory.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Copy the Minecraft Launcher to Your USB

Copy the Minecraft Launcher executable to your flash disk or Minecraft will not work.

You can download the Minecraft Launcher from

Step 2: Create & Write the Launch Script

First, hold left shift and then right click. Click "Open Command Window Here".

Then, type the following command: "copy nul launch.bat"

Now, open the script and write the following code:


@echo off


title Minecraft Launcher

if not exists minecraftdata mkdir minecraftdata

set APPDATA=%~dp0minecraftdata



When you are done, launch the script!

You're done!