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Reset the Nether on a Bedrock Server

Last modified on Mar 3, 2022 in Control Panel

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In Minecraft, exploring the Nether can be quite exciting. From the lakes of lava, to the dangerous creatures, it is quite a thrill to explore and mine for resources. However after some time, resources may deplete, requiring large travels to find fresh ores. Here at Apex, we will show you how to easily reset your Bedrock Edition Nether, allowing for new resources to be generated!

Please note that this guide requires the Windows 10 Bedrock Edition and a server running the Bedrock Dedicated Server version. You can find a guide on changing the server version here


Before proceeding, it is highly recommended to create a backup of the server world. This can undo any potential issues that may occur when directly editing your world. You can find our guide for creating a world backup here and a guide for restoring the backup here

We also highly recommend removing all players from the Nether before starting, to prevent any issues when they spawn back in.

How to Reset the Nether on a Bedrock Edition Server

Downloading the World

  1. Head to the Apex Server Panel and stop the server.
  2. Locate the world field and take note of the name.
    Downloading the World
  3. Connect to your files using an FTP program.
  4. Once you connect to the FTP, click on the folder named worlds.
  5. In this directory, locate the world folder with the same name as the world field and drag it onto your computer.

Importing the World to Singleplayer

  1. In the top-left of your file explorer, click the “View” tab and then click the checkbox for File Name Extensions.
    File Name Extensions
  2. Enter the downloaded world folder, highlight all files, then zip them using your preferred zip program.
  3. Right-click the new file, then select the rename option, change the .zip extension to .mcworld and press enter. Confirm any pop-up that may appear, this is intended.
  4. Your world should now be saved as a .mcworld archive.
  5. Open Minecraft and click “Play”. Press the arrow button and browse for your .mcworld file, then press “import”.
    mcworld file
  6. Once done, join the world at least once.

Resetting the Nether

  1. Download, install, and open the Amulet Editor, which can be found here
  2. When the Amulet app file is opened, click Open World, open the Bedrock dropdown, then select the desired world.
    select the desired world
  3. When the world is loaded, press “3D Editor” on the left.
  4. Change the dimension dropdown to nether then press Chunk at the bottom.
    dimension dropdown
  5. Press Prune Chunks to the left to remove all nether chunks.
  6. Finally, go to File > Save to save the world.

Exporting the World

  1. Open Minecraft and click Play. You should see a list of your singleplayer worlds.
  2. To the right side of the world you wish to download, click the edit icon.
  3. Scroll down until you find Export World and click it.
    Export World
  4. Save your world into a known directory in your computer.
  5. Right-Click the exported .mcworld file, then rename it to change .mcworld to .zip
  6. Open the .zip file and unzip the contents into a folder.

Uploading the World

  1. Ensure the server is stopped.
  2. Access your server files via an FTP client.
    FTP client
  3. Locate the new folder that has the unzipped files.
  4. Drag it over to the /worlds folder of the server.
  5. Wait for the world to fully upload through FileZilla, and make sure no files fail to transfer.

Setting the Server to Use the World

  1. Navigate through your Apex Server panel and locate the World field, then press Change World.
  2. Enter the name of the folder you uploaded exactly as it appears and click change world once more.
  3. Restart the server and the world with a fresh Nether should load.


Common Issues

The Nether Isn’t Reset
When this occurs, it often means the incorrect world was downloaded and had its Nether deleted. Ensure the world you use matches the world name found on the main Apex Server Panel. Alternatively, when reuploading the new world, attempt to rename the folder something unique, this will ensure it is not merged with another world upon upload.

My World Disappeared
If the overworld disappears and a new one is generated, double check that the corrected world is uploaded to the “worlds” folder in the FTP File Access and has the correct name on the panel. This is because if the server does not find a world with the desired name, it will generate a new one.

The World Won’t Import To Singleplayer
Ensure that when you first zipped the world files, you only zipped the individual files and not an entire folder. If the folder is converted to the .mcworld, it will not import correctly to the game. Simply rezipping the individual files should allow this to work normally.

Useful Links

How to Download a Minecraft World
How to Upload a Bedrock World
How to Connect To Your Minecraft Server With FTP

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