Have you ever wanted to bring your Minecraft installation over to a friend’s house? Well, if you tried to just copy and paste your Minecraft directory onto a USB stick, then you probably found that this didn’t work as well you as were hoping.
Thankfully, Minecraft Portable changes that. It changes the installation folder for Minecraft and moves all of the Minecraft-related data into the same directory. Instead of having some Minecraft files inside AppData and others in your personal folders, Minecraft Portable combines all data into one convenient, easy-to-move folder.
This tool is useful if you want to move a Minecraft installation onto a new computer, or if you want to show your friends what you’ve been building. Simply put your Minecraft installation onto a USB stick and then head out. Since all of the files are included in a single folder, you can drag and drop your entire Minecraft installation with just a couple clicks.
This tool can also be used to run multiple instances of Minecraft. If you want to test out a new mod without permanently deleting files in your original Minecraft folder, you can simply set up a Minecraft Portable installation and test the mods within that folder. You can create as many copies of Minecraft as you want with Minecraft Portable.
As the Minecraft Portable 1.6 tool goes to work, all of your data is preserved. It won’t delete any of your mods or worlds. Instead, it will simply transfer them over to a common folder. However, as with any mods and tools, it’s always a good idea to back up your important files before you proceed.
Whether moving your Minecraft installation to a different computer or testing out different mods, Minecraft Portable is useful for a number of different reasons. To try out Minecraft Portable for yourself, download it today.
How to install Minecraft Portable for Minecraft 1.7.4/1.7.2/1.6.4
Step 1) Download the latest version of Minecraft Portable from this forum thread
Step 2) Extract the executable to any folder you want, then run it
Step 3) After following the steps, your Minecraft files will all be located in the same folder on your computer