Created by Tikolu - tikolu.net

Latest version: 2.3 (released 15/09/12019)

Minecraft Pocket Edition gives the player a choice of where their worlds should be kept. "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 you have no access. Many people believe that rooting your device is the only method of exporting the worlds. 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!




The program utilizes ADB’s backup feature which allows for copying an applications 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 desktop.

The only user interaction required is the installation of the Android driver and enabling USB Debugging in Android Settings. Instructions for doing both of these tasks are included in the program.

The code for the program is available here.


The latest version can be downloaded from:

The ZIP file is approximately 17MB in size.

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.


Please feel free to contact me through email or Hangouts if:

My email address is tikolu43@gmail.com.


WorldExporter is (and always will be) a free to use project. However, you can support future development of WorldExporter by donating Bitcoin to 1EDceGSjgVVQh7GNugSxeja1haEVSz5qWr.

Any amount will be highly appreciated! :D


- MCPE Internal World Exporter

  Created by Tikolu (documentation)

- Help and error testing

  Provided by Cory Rankin (github)


- Android Debug Bridge

  Created by Google (download)

- Google USB Driver

  Created by Google (download)

- Android Backup Extractor

  Created by Nikolay Elenkov (github)

- 7zip

  Created by Igor Pavlov (website)

- Java Runtime

  Created by Oracle (website)


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