Inferior Pinecone (banned) Mar 24, 2013 @ 11:33pm
Are save files saved onto your Steam account?
I might be getting a new PC within the next couple weeks and I'm curious if all my save files for my Steam games are saved onto Steam or onto my computer. Would I have to put all my saves onto a usb drive and upload them to the new computer or would they be there on my steam account when I install Steam again?
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Barnose Mar 24, 2013 @ 11:52pm 
Pretty sure only the games with cloud support are saved in steam. I would copy all your documents and stuff from your drive. (shouldn't be too big the files.) just in case.

EDIT: Oh i did do this not long ago and all my saved games were NOT there. So yeah you need to copy your saves over.. Just like the documents folder or my games. all that good stuff.
Lostedge Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:32am 
No, most of the save games are in your own windows profile folders.
Zerox Eurellyen Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:41am 
Some are saved in the cloud. You can see that if a game has a cloud symbol at it's name. You can see this if you go in your library and then select List view at the right (2nd icon).

Games that don't use the cloud could store their save files in:
- Appdata folder
- My Documents
- Steam common folder of that game. For example ../Steam/Steamapps/Commom/<game name>

You will have to look up where a game stores it save file.
BDK Mar 25, 2013 @ 2:40am 
Dont ever rely on steam cloud saving, it'll bite you in the rear because it doesn't work consistently. Instead;

1) Download http://www.gamesave-manager.com/ & run it
2) Put your backup saves on a usb stick, burn em, upload em etc.
3) When new rig arrives, download & run the manager again

Done deal.
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