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How to Fix “Warning! To prevent potential data loss please backup your local Minecraft for Windows worlds”

Are you getting a “Warning! To prevent potential data loss please backup your local Minecraft for Windows worlds” in Minecraft?

Here’s the second part of the error, “And run the Gaming Services Repair Tool”.

The error message happens for Minecraft through the Xbox app for PC.

It specifically happens for the Bedrock version of Minecraft and not Java.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “Warning! To prevent potential data loss please backup your local Minecraft for Windows worlds“.

How to Fix “Warning! To prevent potential data loss please backup your local Minecraft for Windows worlds”

Here’s how to fix “Warning! To prevent potential data loss please backup your local Minecraft for Windows worlds”:

  • Fix 1: Don’t update Minecraft on the Xbox app for PC or your worlds might be lost.
  • Fix 2: Run the Gaming Services Repair Tool on the Xbox app for PC before updating Minecraft.
    1. Open the Xbox app for PC.
    2. Profile Picture > Support > Gaming Services Repair Tool.
    3. Select “Start troubleshooting”.
  • Fix 3: Wait until the issue is fixed by Microsoft (check out https://twitter.com/MojangStatus for updates).

Source: Mister Rush (Microsoft Employee) from the Xbox forums.

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