The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Jared Wolfe Feb 2, 2013 @ 3:30pm
Where does Skyrim Saves go?
Is there a place where Skyrim puts its saves on the computer ie Minecraft.
I'd like to make a copy for a seperate location to save for multiple characters. Or maybe a mod for it? I am sick of saving over saves by accident .__.
if there is a mod Nexus or Steam workshop works I use them both.
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alexa_fears Feb 2, 2013 @ 3:31pm 
mine go to documents/my games/skyrim/saves
Trigger Feb 2, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
your saves go to the cloud
Jared Wolfe Feb 2, 2013 @ 3:53pm 
can you direct me there? I do not have any skyrim/my games in my Doc.
Jogon Feb 2, 2013 @ 4:31pm 
Go to the Steam site and click on file and Backup. You can then save to a location of your own choice.
Jared Wolfe Feb 2, 2013 @ 5:00pm 
Originally posted by Jogon:
Go to the Steam site and click on file and Backup. You can then save to a location of your own choice.
I must seriously be blind I cant find it anywhere on the steam site.http://store.steampowered.com/ Is this the wrong site?
Unarmed Bandit Feb 3, 2013 @ 9:02am 
Originally posted by Blood Knight:
Is this the wrong site?
Wrong advice - the backup thing is part of the Steam client. Anyways, your saved games should be located in the following directory:
%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves
If you can't find them, try searching for *.ess files.
Last edited by Unarmed Bandit; Feb 3, 2013 @ 9:03am
Jared Wolfe Feb 4, 2013 @ 6:38am 
Originally posted by j6m:
Originally posted by Blood Knight:
Is this the wrong site?
Wrong advice - the backup thing is part of the Steam client. Anyways, your saved games should be located in the following directory:
%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves
If you can't find them, try searching for *.ess files.

I found it with that thank you.
Ju5t 1nSaN1ty Nov 30, 2015 @ 2:36pm 
Lel

I don't have any Save folder, but I have saves in the game. If I don't have any save foler, then where my saved games are saved at? XD
Check your documents folder, or your game folder.
Originally posted by Jared Wolfe:
Check your documents folder, or your game folder.
Oh. Yes yes. I found it. Previously I was checking wrong folders XD But the bad thing with this game... I was playing as a Female Nord and reached level 26, had good stuff, and now all of them lost, because I started playing again with a Male Nord. I tried to restore the Save folder to a previous version, but unfortunately for me there was no previous versions of my Save folder. Bethesda sucks right? Can't keep a lot of autosaves XD
Kyokkai May 22 @ 8:33am 
Originally posted by Trigger:
your saves go to the cloud

Who would use cloud for such an error prone game?

Originally posted by ⒼⒶⓇⒹⒺⓋⓄⒾⓇ:
Originally posted by Jared Wolfe:
I tried to restore the Save folder to a previous version, but unfortunately for me there was no previous versions of my Save folder. Bethesda sucks right? Can't keep a lot of autosaves XD
I've done this before, and it has worked flawlessly. You just need highly organized folders and saves.

Originally posted by Kyokkai:
Originally posted by Trigger:
your saves go to the cloud

Who would use cloud for such an error prone game?

I have it all default. I never really ran into errors outside of mods.
Last edited by Jared Wolfe; May 22 @ 10:12am
Originally posted by Jared Wolfe:
Originally posted by ⒼⒶⓇⒹⒺⓋⓄⒾⓇ:
I've done this before, and it has worked flawlessly. You just need highly organized folders and saves.



I have it all default. I never really ran into errors outside of mods.
There is that problem with Bethesda that probably will never fix and possibly kept the same way and for Special Edition, is that the autosaves replace previous autosaves and don't create a large list of manual saves or autosaves. Now I have a different question. If I select a save and then copy paste it into one other folder or and on my desktop, then if Skyrim after time replaces that save with a new one, then the copy that I would have made will be deleted because of the replacement?
Originally posted by ⒼⒶⓇⒹⒺⓋⓄⒾⓇ:
Originally posted by Jared Wolfe:
There is that problem with Bethesda that probably will never fix and possibly kept the same way and for Special Edition, is that the autosaves replace previous autosaves and don't create a large list of manual saves or autosaves. Now I have a different question. If I select a save and then copy paste it into one other folder or and on my desktop, then if Skyrim after time replaces that save with a new one, then the copy that I would have made will be deleted because of the replacement?
That is how most games, at least the ones I play work with auto saves.

From what I recall I made a save and moved it into a different folder. Played a different character, and when I went to play the older character again. I made a new save, moved it, and then moved the old character into the save folder. It may or may not work anymore idk. this was years ago.
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Date Posted: Feb 2, 2013 @ 3:30pm
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