Anty567567 Mar 26, 2013 @ 5:29am
losing saved files
the first time a couple days ago, had been playing for quite a few hours when my antivirus popped up asking me to renew the subscription because it is ending soon, thats when steam minimized. after i clicked not now for antivirus i was unable to continue steam game skyrim because all i got was a black screen when i returned to the game. i had to alt-ctrl-del to get out. when i restarted skyrim all my progress for that day was gone!
didnt know why, what had caused it. last night i had to minimize while playing again and the same thing happened. no quick save for that session were to be found. now i understand not to minimze.

i dont understand how saved files disappear and why i get black screen after i have minimzed a steam game? any thoughts?
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Mivo Mar 26, 2013 @ 5:51am 
I minimize Skyrim all the time when I play, and I haven't lost any save games.

The problem you have is probably with the Steam cloud. Unless you really need it, it is best to just turn it off since it seems to cause problems with various games. To do this, go in the Steam menu and select Settings. Here, go to the Downloads + Cloud tab and uncheck "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization". Then your save games will only be stored on your computer.
Anty567567 Mar 26, 2013 @ 6:00am 
thnx for the reply, unchecked it now and will see if that helps.
did some reading and found saved games from the time i was playing last night under documents. now i cant figure out how to actually bring up the saved game from documents into skyrim and see if they are the ones i lost. how to load save game from documents back into skyrim?
Mivo Mar 26, 2013 @ 6:10am 
The Skyrim save games go to here (Windows 7):

C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves

You should be able to load them from within the game. May need to restart the Steam and the game. And yep, it sounds like your problem is definitely a cloud issue.
Anty567567 Mar 26, 2013 @ 6:27am 
im in document saves, i double click the file of the saved game and i get "allow windows to make changes", i click yes and steam window comes up, 'restore back up' 'steam support'
i choose restore back up. restart steam and go to load a game, that saved game is not there. am i doing something wrong?
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Date Posted: Mar 26, 2013 @ 5:29am
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