Fix: Minecraft server download doesn’t open
- Open your Minecraft server directory in File Explorer.
- Then open the EULA.txt in a text editor such as Notepad.
- The EULA.txt will include a eula=false entry. Edit that so that it’s eula=true and then save the document.
Solution 4 – Set up a Minecraft Server Batch File
If you can’t open the Minecraft server from the Command Prompt, you can set up a batch file for it instead. This is how you can open the Minecraft server Jar version with a batch file:
- Enter ‘Notepad’ into Windows search box and open Notepad.
- Then copy and paste the following text into Notepad with the Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V hotkeys: java -Xms1024M -Xmx2048M -jar minecraft_server.jar nogui pause. Alternatively, you can enter java -Xms1024M -Xmx2048M -jar minecraft_server.jar into Notepad without the nogui tag to open the server with the GUI window.
- Click File > Save As to open the window below.
- Select All Files from the Save as type drop-down menu.
- Then you should save the batch as startserver.bat.
- Select to save startserver.bat in the same server folder as minecraft_server.jar.
- Then you can double-click startserver.bat to launch the Minecraft server.
Solution 5 – Run the Minecraft Server exe Version as an Administrator
If you’re getting “Can’t save server.properties” message when opening the Minecraft server exe version (Minecraft_Server.exe), run it as an administrator.
So, you should right-click it and then select Run as administrator instead. Then you might also need to input an admin password to run the server.
Solution 6 – Install Windows updates
If you’re playing Minecraft through the Windows 10 version, Windows updates can have a significant effect on the way the game (and other games) work.
It’s recommended to keep your system up to date. To install the latest updates, just go to Settings > Updates & Security, and check for updates.
Solution 7 – Uninstall Windows updates
On the other hand, it could be a bad Windows Update that messed up the game. In case you suspect so, the best solution is to simply uninstall that troublesome update. Here’s how to do that:
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
- Once the Settings app opens, navigate to Update & security section.
- Go to Windows Update tab and click on Update history.
- Click on Uninstall updates.
- List of installed updates will now appear. Select the problematic update that you want to remove and click the Uninstall button.
- After removing the update, restart your PC.
Solution 8 – Reset winstock
If there’s something wrong with your winstock settings, Minecraft is very likely to fail to connect to the server. The solution, in this case, is to reset winstock.
In case you don’t know how to do that, just follow these steps:
- Start Command Prompt as administrator. In the Windows search box type cmd, right-click the first result and choose Run as Administrator.
- When Command Prompt opens, enter the following lines:
- Close Command Prompt and restart your PC.
Users reported that this solution usually fixes issues with IP configuration problem, but bear in mind that if you use static IP address you’ll have to set it again.
If the previous commands didn’t work, you might want to try these commands as well:
- ipconfig /release
- ipconfig /flushdns
- ipconfig /renew
Now, hopefully, you should be able to open your Minecraft server download. The server will generate your default Minecraft world, which you can replace with a saved game world.
Then you can open Minecraft, select Multiplayer and add the server to it with IP address.
If you have any more questions or you don’t understand one of the steps, feel free to reach for the comments section below.
This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport