How to Move Items Fast to a Chest in "Minecraft" for PC

By Joshua Phillips

Updated September 22, 2017

Chests in "Minecraft" are primarily used to keep your valuables safe so you don't lose your items upon dying; thus, most players will find themselves often adding and removing items from chests. Manually moving items between your inventory and a chest is normally a laborious process that involves a considerable amount of dragging and dropping. However, an alternate transfer method exists that enables you to quickly transfer items between your inventory and a chest, and vice versa.

Right-click on the chest to open it. A window displaying your inventory and the inventory of the chest displays on-screen.

Hold down the "Shift" button on your keyboard and left-click the item you want to move to instantly transfer it from your inventory to the chest's inventory.

Hold down the "Shift" button and left-click any item in the chest's inventory to instantly transfer it to your own.


You can also move items quickly from your inventory to your hotbar by shift-clicking them in the inventory screen with no other windows open.


Steps and information in this article apply to "Minecraft" version 1.6.2 and may differ in other versions of the software.