How to Find Your Minecraft World Seed, Explained

Crack the Code of Minecraft Seeds

Ryan Day
Ryan Day
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Minecraft worlds are generated based on chunks. Each new world you create is assigned a unique code called ‘Seed’. This can be shared with other Minecraft players so they can enjoy the same world features you have. 

If you encounter a world that you like and want to share, we can help you find your Minecraft world seed. 

Let’s get right into it!

Finding Seed In-Game

Seeds are random combinations of numbers that are associated with a specific Minecraft world.

There are infinite generation possibilities in Minecraft, which translates to an infinite number of seeds. 

The fastest way to find your Minecraft world seed is by using the /seed command in-game. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  • Create/Access A World – In the main menu, select Singleplayer and select your world or create one.
Find Minecraft Seed
  • Enable Cheats (Optional) – If you’re creating a new world, ensure that ‘Allow Cheats’ is enabled. For existing worlds, pause the game, go to Open to LAN, and turn on ‘Allow Cheats’. 
Find Minecraft Seed
  • Use Seed Command – Press ‘T’ or ‘/’ on your keyboard to open the chat window. Type /seed and hit Enter
  • Copy/Save Your Seed – The game should display your world seed in the chat box. Write down the seed or copy and paste it into a text file.
Minecraft Seed

Finding Seed Using World File

Another way to find your Minecraft world seed is through an existing world file on your computer. This can be a great solution if you need your world seed but can’t run the game due to errors and other issues. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  • Download and install NBTExplorer on your computer
  • Find Minecraft’s saves folder on your computer. 

For Windows, it’s usually located at: 


For macOS, the file path is usually: 

~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/saves

  • Open the world folder you want to access. 
  • Locate the “level.dat” file and open it using NBTExplorer. 
DAT File
  • Inside NBTExplorer, expand WorldGenSettings > Dimensions
  • Look for “seed,” and the number combination beside it is your world seed. 
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Ryan is an experienced gaming writer who specializes in CS:GO, Valorant, and World of Warcraft. He combines his love for writing and gaming to provide insightful, informative content for his readers.
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