Minecraft comes in two versions; the Java version and the Bedrock version. The bedrock version is available via the Microsoft Store on Windows 10. You don’t need to sign in to use this version and when you do sign in, your Microsoft account. With the Java version, you have to use your Minecraft account.
Minecraft account and Mojang
Minecraft Java has always requires an account. Before Minecraft was acquired by Microsoft, users created a Minecraft account. These accounts had to be ported to a Mojang account after Microsoft acquired it. As of December 1, 2020, you need a Microsoft account to buy and play Minecraft. This means that you can have a Mojang account if you bought Minecraft Java a long time ago, or you can have a Microsoft account if you bought the game after December 1, 2021.
Reset Mojang account password
Resetting the password for your Mojang account is easy provided you have access to the email you used to. sign up for it.
- Visit the Mojang password reset page.
- Enter the email you used to sign up for the account and click Request password reset.
- Open the email and click the reset link.
- Create a new password and then use it to sign in to Minecraft.
Reset Microsoft account password
Resetting the password for your Microsoft account is as easy as resetting the password to Mojang account.
- Visit the Microsoft account page.
- Click the Sign in button.
- Enter your email/Microsoft Account.
- Click Next.
- On the password field, click Forgot password.
- Select an option to recover the password; authenticator app (if it is set up), email, or phone number.
- Enter the code sent to you and then create a new password for your account.
- Once the password has been reset, you can use the account to sign into Minecraft.
Note: Once you change or reset the password to the Microsoft account, you will have to use the new password on all apps and Windows 10 systems where you use it to sign in.
Minecraft accounts have gone through different phases; they used to be Minecraft accounts that worked with a username, then they became Mojang account and these accounts are tied to an email. The username isn’t really used when signing in. Lastly, there are Microsoft accounts. Between all this, most users forget what they used to sign up to Minecraft. If you can’t remember what sort of account you had, look through your email for a soft-copy of your Minecraft purchase and it will point you in the right direction.