Created by Tikolu - tikolu.net

Latest version: 2.8 (released on the 1st of January 12021)

Minecraft Pocket Edition gives the user a choice of where their worlds should be kept. "External" and "Application".

"External" saves worlds in the device storage where the user can easily transfer them to another device. "Application" stores the worlds internally in Minecraft’s private folder to which only Minecraft has access.

Many people believe that rooting your device is the only method of exporting worlds saved under "Application". However, this is not true!

You can use this program to export worlds from Minecraft Pocket Edition if your "Storage Type" is set to "Application" in Minecraft Settings. The whole process is very simple and can be finished in under five minutes. Your device does NOT need to be rooted!



To use WorldExporter, you will need:


The program utilizes ADB’s backup feature which allows for copying an application’s data even without root privileges. However, the exported backup file is encrypted so Android Backup Extractor is used to extract its contents into a tar archive. 7zip is then used to unarchive the tar file, and finally, the minecraftWorlds folder is moved to the WorldExporter’s directory where it can be easily accessed by the user.

The only user interaction required is the enabling of USB Debugging in Android settings. Instructions for doing this are included in the program.

The code for the program is open-source and is available on GitHub.


🇬🇧 Video tutorial in English - on YouTube
🇪🇸 Video tutorial en Español - en YouTube
🇫🇷 Tutoriel vidéo en Français - sur YouTube
🇷🇺 Видеоурок на Русском языке - на YouTube
🇧🇷 Vídeo tutorial em Português Brasileiro - no YouTube
🇻🇳 Video hướng dẫn bằng tiếng Việt - trên YouTube

Have you made a Tutorial about WorldExporter in your own language? Send it to me and I will add it to the list.


WorldExporter is provided for free, but if it helped you, please consider donating. Even the smallest amount will be greatly appreciated! Also, check out some of my other projects.

The latest version can be downloaded from the Tikolu website by using the link below:

WorldExporter 2.8.zip (8.2MB)

After downloading, first open and extract the ZIP file, then run "exporter.cmd".

Java needs to be installed for World Exporter to function. Java can be downloaded from here.

To download older versions of WorldExporter, please see the changelog. Keep in mind that some of these may no longer function correctly.


WorldExporter is (and always will be) a free to use project. However, you can support me as well as the future development of WorldExporter by donating.

Click on the below links to choose a payment method:

PayPal Donation (or card)
Bitcoin Donation

Any amount will be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks to the following people for supporting WorldExporter and allowing it to be free to use by everyone:

Martin Johansson Sebastian Queißer Rody82
Blane Crews Brad Robertson Connor Wall
Yury Vidineev Bryan Valencia Joel G. Pereira
John Mikhail Jer Youngquist Ruben
Brian Roelofs Rupert Rockinger Herb Ballou
Trevor Sharp Shaun Kelley Peter Pluijmert
Paul Davy Sarah A. Carlos Fernández
Randy Reddekopp Paweł Kaleta Fabio Ascione
Laurie Sand Mitchell Mebane Knut Moholt
Joshua Kendall Philipp Morawitz Jade Pho
Lassi Tykkyläinen Christopher Chong Andrew Taylor
Richard Judice Nico Werdermann Alexander Graf
Сергей Федоров Eric H. Lars Olofsson
James Howards Martijn Hendriks Jo Matthews
Adafcaefc Daniel Löfström Gary Groeneweg
David Corder Graham Cumming Joshua Heslinga
Aleš Ridl Charles Booth Sam Salih
Andy Xu Karol Oficjal

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- MCPE World Exporter

Created by Tikolu (website)

- Help and error testing

Provided by Cory Rankin (github)

- Android Debug Bridge

Created by Google (download)

- Google USB Driver for Windows

Created by Google (download)

- Android Backup Extractor

Created by Nikolay Elenkov (github)

- 7zip

Created by Igor Pavlov (website)

- Tutorial videos

English tutorial PeppPizza (youtube)

Spanish tutorial by EL GATO MINECRAFT (youtube)

French tutorial by Mr.Blaster G (youtube)

Russian tutorial by Sugneg (youtube)

Portuguese (Brazil) tutorial by Jackson Leonardo (youtube)

Vietnamese tutorial by Rlust (youtube)


Version 2.8 - 12021-01-01 (download)

Version 2.7 - 12020-06-04 (download)

Version 2.6 - 12020-04-16 (download)

Version 2.5 - 12020-04-05 (download)

Version 2.4 - 12019-11-18 (download)

Version 2.3 - 12019-09-15 (download)

Version 2.2 - 12019-08-04

Version 2.1 - 12019-08-03 (download)

Version 2.0 - 12019-07-11 (download)

Version 1.7 - 12019-07-10 (download)

Version 1.6 - 12019-07-07 (download)

Version 1.5 - 10219-02-21 (download)

Version 1.4 - 12018-12-30 (download)

Version 1.3 - 12018-12-06

Version 1.2 - 12018-12-05

Version 1.1 - 12018-12-04

Version 1.0 - 12018-12-03

Tikolu and WorldExporter are neither endorsed nor affiliated with Minecraft, Mojang Studios or Microsoft in any way.