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How to Reset the Nether in Minecraft Java Edition

Last modified on Oct 12, 2021 in Control Panel

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Overview

One of the most thrilling aspects of playing Minecraft is discovering the Nether. The nether is completely different from the overworld as it introduces new mobs, blocks, and a totally separate feel to the world. With this seemingly endless world type, exploration is limitless. Although the nether is an infinite world type, many server owners will want to reset it as after players have explored it too much, you will start finding constantly explored fortresses, valuable blocks mined, and many player-built bases.

Once the Nether has been over-explored, players generally will get bored of it. For this reason, server owners may want to reset the Nether to allow the players a refreshed experience.

Another reason that a server owner may want to reset is for nether updates, such as the 1.16 Minecraft update. If you host with Apex, you can easily reset your nether with a single click button on our game panel. We will walk you through exactly how to do that! We will also be walking you through how you can reset the nether manually.

Please note that this only works for Minecraft Java Edition and not Bedrock Edition.
 

How to Reset the Nether

 

Panel Reset

  1. Head to the Apex Panel and stop your server.
  2. Scroll down until you find the World field.
  3. In this field you are going to see two buttons. Change World and Reset Nether. Go ahead and click Reset Nether.
  4. Type reset and press Reset Nether.
  5. Start your server back up and your nether should now be reset!

 

Manual Reset (Vanilla)

When running Vanilla Minecraft, the Nether is stored inside the world folder. In order to reset it:

  1. Head to the game panel and stop the server.
  2. Scroll to the World field and take note of the world name.
  3. To the left of the panel, click on FTP File Access.
  4. Once logged in, locate your world folder. The name of the folder should be the same one set in the world field.
  5. Open the folder and locate DIM-1.
  6. Right-click this folder and press delete. Wait for it to be fully deleted.
  7. Head back to the game panel and start your server.

 

Manual Reset (Spigot/Paper)

When running Minecraft using plugin-compatible versions such as Spigot or Paper, the Nether may be stored inside the main directory next to your world folder. To reset it:

  1. Head to the game panel and stop the server.
  2. Scroll to the World field and take note of the world name.
  3. To the left of the panel, click on FTP File Access.
  4. Once logged in, locate your world folder. Search for the folder with (yourworldname)_nether that should be nearby.
  5. Right-click this folder and press delete. Wait for it to be fully deleted.
  6. Head back to the game panel and start your server.

 

Common Issues

The Nether didn’t reset after deleting the folder
If you have deleted the DIM-1 folder and the nether is the same, it is likely that you removed a nether folder from the wrong world or that you are running Spigot, Bukkit, or Paper. Firstly, check the world name you have set in the world field and make sure that it is the same as the world you were modifying. Also, remember that if you are running Spigot, Bukkit, or Paper you delete the “worldname_nether” folder and not the “DIM-1”.
 

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