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Minecraft on the Go: How to Use Google Drive to Store and Launch Your Game


How to Run Minecraft Through Google Drive




Minecraft is one of the most popular and creative sandbox games in the world. It allows you to build, explore, and survive in a blocky pixelated world with endless possibilities. But what if you want to play Minecraft on different computers without losing your game data, such as your worlds, resource packs, mods, etc.? Or what if you want to backup your game data automatically and securely on the cloud?




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In this article, we will show you how to run Minecraft through Google Drive, a free cloud storage service that lets you access your files from any device. By running Minecraft through Google Drive, you can enjoy the following benefits:


  • You can play Minecraft on any computer that has Google Drive installed, without having to install or update the game manually.



  • You can sync your game data across multiple devices, so you can continue where you left off on any computer.



  • You can backup your game data automatically on Google Drive, so you don't have to worry about losing your progress or settings.



  • You can share your game data with other players who have access to your Google Drive folder, so you can collaborate or compete with them.



Ready to learn how to run Minecraft through Google Drive? Let's get started!


Step 1: Download and install Google Drive on your PC




The first step is to download and install Google Drive on your PC. This will allow you to sync your files between your computer and the cloud. Here's how:


How to download Google Drive from the official website




  • Go to to download Google Drive.



  • Click the blue "Download" button.



  • Click "Agree and Download."



  • Run the .exe file that you downloaded.



How to log in to Google Drive with your account




  • After installing Google Drive, log in with the account that you want to use to store Minecraft.



  • A folder will be created under Favorites that will mirror all files placed in drive.google.com.



How to create a folder for Minecraft on Google Drive




  • Locate your new Google Drive folder and open it.



  • Right-click > New > Folder.



  • Name it Minecraft Portable (or whatever you want) and double-click it.



  • Create two new folders inside of Minecraft Portable named bin and data. These two folders must have those EXACT names, as we will be using them in a code.



Step 2: Copy the Minecraft launcher and data files to Google Drive




The next step is to copy the Minecraft launcher and data files to Google Drive. This will allow you to run the game from any computer that has access to your Google Drive folder Here's how:


How to locate and copy the Minecraft launcher (minecraft.exe)




  • Go to the folder where you installed Minecraft on your PC. If you don't know where it is, you can search for it in the Start menu or use the shortcut Windows + R and type %appdata%\.minecraft.



  • Find the file named minecraft.exe and right-click it.



  • Select Copy.



How to locate and copy the .minecraft folder with all your game data




  • Go to the same folder where you found minecraft.exe.



  • Find the folder named .minecraft and right-click it.



  • Select Copy.



How to paste the Minecraft launcher and data files into the bin and data folders on Google Drive




  • Go back to your Google Drive folder and open the Minecraft Portable folder.



  • Open the bin folder and right-click inside it.



  • Select Paste. This will paste the minecraft.exe file into the bin folder.



  • Open the data folder and right-click inside it.



  • Select Paste. This will paste the .minecraft folder into the data folder.



Step 3: Create a batch file to run Minecraft through Google Drive




The final step is to create a batch file to run Minecraft through Google Drive. A batch file is a text file that contains a series of commands that Windows can execute. In this case, we will create a batch file that tells Windows how to handle the game files on Google Drive and launch Minecraft from there. Here's how:


How to create a text file with a code that tells Windows how to handle the game files on Google Drive




  • Go back to your Google Drive folder and open the Minecraft Portable folder.



  • Right-click inside the folder and select New > Text Document.



  • Name it RunMinecraft (or whatever you want) and open it.



Copy and paste the following code into the text document: @echo off set APPDATA=%dp0data start "" "%dp0bin\minecraft.exe" This code does three things:


  • It turns off the echo function, which prevents Windows from displaying any messages on the screen.



  • It sets the APPDATA variable to point to the data folder on Google Drive, which contains your game data.



  • It starts the minecraft.exe file from the bin folder on Google Drive, which launches Minecraft.



How to save the text file as a batch file (.bat) in the bin folder on Google Drive




  • Click File > Save As.

  • In the Save as type drop-down menu, select All Files (*.*)

  • In the File name box, add .bat at the end of RunMinecraft (or whatever you named it). For example, RunMinecraft.bat

  • In the Save in box, navigate to your bin folder on Google Drive and click Save.



How to run the batch file and launch Minecraft through Google Drive




  • Go back to your bin folder on Google Drive and find RunMinecraft.bat (or whatever you named it).

  • Double-click it and wait for Minecraft to load. You may see a warning message from Windows asking you if you want to run this file. Click Run or Yes to proceed.

  • You should see the Minecraft launcher window appear. Log in with your account and click Play. You can now enjoy Minecraft through Google Drive!



Conclusion




Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to run Minecraft through Google Drive. This is a great way to play Minecraft on any computer that has Google Drive installed, without having to install or update the game manually. You can also sync your game data across multiple devices, backup your game data automatically on Google Drive, and share your game data with other players who have access to your Google Drive folder.


How to run Minecraft through Google Drive tutorial


Download Minecraft launcher for Windows 10/11 from Google Drive


Minecraft Portable.zip file on Google Drive


Sync Minecraft data files with Google Drive


Create a batch file to run Minecraft from Google Drive


Download Minecraft server software for Java and Bedrock from Google Drive


Minecraft End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy for Google Drive users


Download Minecraft for Linux distributions from Google Drive


Minecraft Portable folder structure on Google Drive


How to backup Minecraft worlds, resource packs, and mods on Google Drive


How to install Google Drive on your PC to play Minecraft


How to login to the Google Drive program with your Minecraft account


How to copy the Minecraft client (minecraft.exe) to the bin folder on Google Drive


How to locate your .minecraft folder and copy it to the data folder on Google Drive


How long does it take to sync all the Minecraft files on Google Drive


How to create a new .minecraft folder on Google Drive if you don't want to copy all your data


How to tell Windows how to handle the Minecraft files on Google Drive


How to create a code for the batch file to run Minecraft from Google Drive


How to edit the batch file with Notepad or another text editor


How to run the batch file and launch Minecraft from Google Drive


How to update the Minecraft client and data files on Google Drive


How to share your Minecraft Portable folder with other Google Drive users


How to access your Minecraft Portable folder from different computers


How to troubleshoot common issues with running Minecraft from Google Drive


How to uninstall Minecraft and Google Drive from your PC


Benefits of running Minecraft through Google Drive


Drawbacks of running Minecraft through Google Drive


Alternatives to running Minecraft through Google Drive


Tips and tricks for running Minecraft through Google Drive


Frequently asked questions about running Minecraft through Google Drive


We hope you found this article helpful and informative. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please feel free to leave them below. We would love to hear from you!


Happy mining!


Frequently Asked Questions




Q: Can I run Minecraft through Google Drive on Mac or Linux?




A: Yes, you can run Minecraft through Google Drive on Mac or Linux, but you will need to use a different method than the one described in this article. You will need to use a script file instead of a batch file, and modify the code to point to the correct folders on Google Drive. You can find some examples of how to do this online, such as for Linux.


Q: Can I run Minecraft through Google Drive on a mobile device?




A: No, you cannot run Minecraft through Google Drive on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet. This method only works for the PC version of Minecraft, which is different from the mobile version. The mobile version of Minecraft has its own launcher and data files, which are not compatible with the PC version. If you want to play Minecraft on a mobile device, you will need to download the app from the official store, such as Google Play or App Store.


Q: Will running Minecraft through Google Drive affect my game performance?




A: Runn


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