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How do I fix the Minecraft error code -2?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Minecraft error code -2 is a connection timed out error that can happen for a number of reasons. The most common reason is that the server is down or taking too long to respond. This error can also happen if you're trying to connect to a server that is too far away, or if your internet connection is too slow.

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1. Update your game to the latest version

  1. Go to your minecraft installation directory (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Moja Craft) and open the minecraft.jar file.
  2. Locate the "bin" directory and open it.
  3. Locate the "versions" directory and open it.
  4. Locate the "1.12.2" version folder and open it.
  5. Locate the "config" folder and open it.
  6. Locate the "server.properties" file and open it.
  7. Locate the "lobby" section and add the following line to the end of the file: enablePlugins = true
  8. Locate the "world" section and add the following line to the end of the file: enablePlugins = true
  9. Save the file and close the versions directory.
  10. Launch Minecraft and click on the "Options" button.
  11. Click on the "General" button and then on the "Launch Options" button.
  12. In the "Launch Options" window, add the following line to the end of the file: -Dfml.enablePlugins = true
  13. Click on the "OK" button to save the launch options and close the options window.
  14. Launch Minecraft and click on the "Play" button.
  15. If the "Enable Plugins" message appears, select the "Yes" button.
  16. If the "Enable Plugins" message does not appear, select the "No" button.
  17. In the "Select World" dialog box, choose the world that you want to update and click on the "Ok" button.
  18. In the "Update Options" dialog box, click on the "Yes" button to update the world.
  19. Wait for the world to update and then click on the "Play" button to start playing the updated world.

2. Try restarting your game or your computer

If you are getting the minecraft error code -2, you should try restarting your computer and game.

3. Delete your minecraft folder and re-install the game

  1. Delete the "minecraft" folder in your computer's storage drive
  2. Re-install the game from the official Minecraft website
  3. Launch Minecraft and select the "Create a New Profile" option
  4. Enter the username and password of your old Minecraft account
  5. Select the "Use Vanilla Profile" option
  6. Click the "Finish Profile Creation" button
  7. Log in to your new Minecraft account
  8. Delete the "minecraft" folder in your computer's storage drive
  9. Re-install the game from the official Minecraft website

4. Check to see if you have any mods installed and if so, try removing them

The first step is to open Minecraft and click on the "Options" button. From here, you will need to click on the "Resource Packs" button. Next, you will need to locate the resource pack that is causing the error and click on it to open it. Once the resource pack is open, you will need to locate the "Mods" folder. Next, you will need to remove any mods that are located in the "Mods" folder. If the problem still persists, you will need to contact the author of the offending resource pack to ask them to fix the issue.

5. Verify your game files through steam

1.Launch Steam and log into your account. 2.Click the Games tab and then select the game that you want to verify. 3.On the right side of the window, under the "Verify Files" header, select the "Verify Local Files" option. 4. Steam will scan your game files and show you any errors that it finds. 5. If there are any errors, you will be able to fix them by following the instructions that are provided.

6. Try running the game in Compatibility Mode

  1. Start up the game and make sure your hardware is up to date.
  2. If you are running the game on a PC, go to the "Options" menu and select "Compatibility Mode."
  3. If you are running the game on a mobile device, open the "Settings" menu and select "General."
  4. Select "Run in Compatibility Mode."
  5. If you are running the game on a PC, the game will launch in compatibility mode and you will see the "Windows 10 (x64)" logo.
  6. If you are running the game on a mobile device, the game will launch and you will see the "Android" logo.
  7. If you are running the game on a PC, select "Play" and the game will start in compatibility mode.
  8. If you are running the game on a mobile device, select "Game" and the game will start in compatibility mode.
  9. The game will now run in compatibility mode and any errors that occur will be fixed.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Try running the game as an administrator
  2. Make sure you have the latest drivers for your graphics card
  3. Re-install Java
  4. Contact Minecraft support