How to import .Schematic into Minecraft

How to import a .Schematic into Minecraft

I want to make a quick note before you choose to use MC-Edit.  Since MC-Edit rarely gets updates sadly it only works with worlds that are from Minecraft v1.13 and under.
If you have a map that’s v14 / 1.14.4 and higher, you will need to use a mod called litematica.  I’ll provide you with some links here:

I’ll also provide you with two videos here:


If your using 1.13 and under, please continue below

One of the things I get asked from time to time is how to import .schematic builds into Minecraft worlds.  Since my website is mostly schematics and not worlds, you cannot just dump the schematic into the saves folder and load it up.  It just doesn’t work like that.  Sure you can use in-game schematic importers but I have noticed that they don’t work that great with Redstone.  So in this post, I’ll show you Step – Step on how to properly import a .schematic into your world with MC-Edit.

What is MC-Edit?
MCEdit is a versatile map editor, designed for moving blocks, creating land, adding others’ creation, or just about anything possible within Minecraft. With it, you can…

  • open a level of nearly any type and fly around in glorious 3D!
  • select millions of blocks and clone them anywhere else in the level
  • fill a boxy selection with the block of your choice, or replace one kind of block with another
  • export blocks to a “schematic” file for later use
  • import a schematic or an entire level into any world using the crane
  • move the player or his spawn point
  • create and remove chunks from the world
  • fill blackened areas with light
  • find bugs!

More about it here: //


How to import

This tutorial is designed around how my schematic files are compressed from this website.
You can import builds into Bedrock, but not really supported well enough.  Mostly designed for PC Java Edition.

This tutorial is on Windows 7 but it’s the same for Windows 10.
1. Download the schematic you want.  Example mine is: Abadorian Barn

2. In this tutorial, I’ll be using Windows Explorer.  Right-click on the .zip file and Open with / Windows Explorer

2. Copy the .schematic

3. Paste the .schematic to the same location the .zip is located or your desktop.  You can also drag and drop it right to the desktop if you like.

4. So it should look something like this.

You are going to need to find your Minecraft save folder.  Let’s unhide the hidden folders for Windows 7 & Windows 10.

6. Search for “Control Panel” in the start menu or the taskbar

7. Click View by: “Large icons”.

8. Click: “Folder Options”.

9. Locate “Hidden files and folders” now check “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”.

10. Press “Win+R keys” and should bring up”Run”.  Or search for “Run”.

11. You should see the .minecraft folder.   Keep a note on the location it’s at.

12. Example mine is “J:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft” this is were your save will be.
Go ahead and copy the address at the top of what you get.

14. Go ahead and open MC-Edit after installing it and click “Open”.
(NOTE: You do need PC Java Edition) to use it.

15. Now paste in the address that you copied above into this address bar and press “Enter”.

16. You should now see the “.minecraft” folder.  Go ahead and open it.

17. Look for your world saves folder labeled “saves”.

18. I’m going to open my save called: “Show Room”.  Yours will be whatever you called it.

Quick Note
:  If you haven’t already noticed, I have the .minecraft folder on the left navigation favorites menu so I can just click that anytime.  If you want to do that, just drag the .minecraft folder to that location and your done!

19. Click on “level.dat” and press “Open”.

20. Now that your world is open, you now choose a location for your .schematic.

Basic Controls

  • Fly Up is Space Bar key
  • Forward, Back, Left, Right is W,A,S,D keys
  • Hold down right-click and move your mouse around to view where you’re going.
  • You can select items and structures by dragging on them and selecting them.  Greate for copy and pasting.  Which is what you’re going to do soon.

I recommend practicing with your movements with MC-Edit.  Once you figure it out.  This is one awesome tool to use.

21. I selected this location just to show you where I’ll be putting this build.

22. Press the “Import” button on the tool-bar below.  Looks like an orange crane with a white structure being lifted.

23. Now open your .schematic.  Mine is: AbadorianBar.scematic

24. Here’s a good example.   My building is not facing the correct way I want it.

25. So what I did was press the “E” for rotating till it was facing the correct way.
You can move your mouse around to position it where you want it.

26. Since it was one block to high, I held the “Nudge” button down and pressed shift once to nudge it down by one block.
As you can see, I also unchecked “Copy Air” as when I go to import it, it would have removed the grass around the selected border and other things too.

27. Now it’s imported!

28. Now you’re done!  Press Menu / Save / Quit.   or CTRL+S to save and CTRL+Q to quit.

29.  Open Minecraft PC Java Edition and load up your map and now you should see the structure!


Save Map to Mac


<Startvolume>/Users/<User>/Library/Application Support/minecraft

The Library folder is hidden by default.

  • Use Finder’s ‘Go’ menu. Since Lion you have to press option (Alt, ) for the entry to appear.
  • Use Finder’s ‘Go to folder…’ command (++G) and copy / paste ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
  • Snapshot 12w24a enables the ‘Open texture pack folder’ in ‘Texture Packs’ screen. Navigate from there to /bin, /saves etc.
  • To unhide it, he can also type in Terminal: chflags nohidden ~/Library


Save Map to Linux


You can also get there by using the ~ shortcut which represents your user folder directory.



Now you’re done but…

Keep in mind that you should always close MC-Edit after when you’re done with it.  NEVER EVER Edit a world that is still open on Minecraft and you have it open on MC-Edit.  This can cause a corrupted world.   It’s always a great idea to always make backups just in case anyways.

Hope this helped you and now you have something new to look forward too!
If you enjoyed this tutorial please feel free to comment below!

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