Unable to Place Command Blocks

Sometimes, Minecraft servers don't generate their files properly when you start your server for the first time, causing certain bugs to occur that you may not notice until you try to perform a specific action on your server and realize you aren't able to do it. A common example of this is being unable to place command blocks, despite the configuration being correct. This guide will help you resolve this issue.

Note: This guide includes deleting server files. For the purpose of this guide, please ensure you do not include your world folder, plugins folder or server.properties file, unless you are okay with deleting them.

If you are unsure of how to enable command blocks, you can follow our guide here. If you have done this and still find yourself unable to place command blocks you will need to re-generate your server files. You can follow these steps:

  1. Stop your server
  2. Log in to your FTP by navigating to Files > FTP File Access and entering your Multicraft password
  3. On the left-hand pane, press New dir and type DANGER_DELETE_ALL and press Submit
  4. You should see Directory DANGER_DELETE_ALL was successfully created. Above this, click Back
  5. Press the check box next to all files except for your world folders and plugins folder (if applicable) and press Move
  6. In the very first text box, type /DANGER_DELETE_ALL/ and press Set All TargetDirectories then press Submit
  7. Navigate back to the main page of your control panel and start your server.

Your server should regenerate the main server files and you should still have your world and all plugins. If you have followed these steps and you still cannot place command blocks, follow them again, however, delete the plugins and world folder this time after taking a backup.

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