Mister Flesh Stick Nov 5, 2012 @ 7:46am
Steam was unable to sync your files for Skyrim...
Ok, I'm screwed. I lost my files and now Steams is BSing me about not being able to get my saves back. I put 299 hours into the game. I can't just lose them in a flash!
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adawin333 Nov 5, 2012 @ 7:56am 
call them and beg for your money back
Kiya Nov 5, 2012 @ 8:40am 
Steam->Exit at the top left of the client, restart steam, try again - If the files on your pc are different to what is on the cloud it should pop up with a box asking whether you want to upload the files on your PC or download the cloud files.
Last edited by Kiya; Nov 5, 2012 @ 8:41am
Mister Flesh Stick Nov 5, 2012 @ 10:05am 
Originally posted by Kiya:
Steam->Exit at the top left of the client, restart steam, try again - If the files on your pc are different to what is on the cloud it should pop up with a box asking whether you want to upload the files on your PC or download the cloud files.
I've restarted steam numurous times.
Spawn of Totoro Nov 5, 2012 @ 10:10am 
If you overwrote you local file with the files on Steam, then there is no option but to play again.

I suggest turning off Steam Cloud service to prevent this from happening again.
Mister Flesh Stick Nov 5, 2012 @ 11:26am 
Originally posted by Spawn of Totoro:
If you overwrote you local file with the files on Steam, then there is no option but to play again.

I suggest turning off Steam Cloud service to prevent this from happening again.
huh? I didn't. I can't even get the saves from steam. I thought Steam Cloud was there to have backup for when you lose your saves.

Also, I redownloaded and got the saves from Borderlands 2 and it synced my old save just fine. Why not Skyrim? Although, the save from Borderlands 2 downloaded from cloud a day earlier. Could it be a temp problem on their end?
Spawn of Totoro Nov 5, 2012 @ 11:52am 
Steam uploads your saved files, but they don't always get uploaded. If the saves on Steam are older then the saves on your computer it will come up with a message saying that the Clous is out of sync. It will then ask if you want to download the files from the cloud onto your computer, or upload the save on your computer to the cloud.

If you choose download the save files from the cloud (usualy older) they overwrite what is on your hard drive. That is why you lost your progress.

If you want to though, you can move your current save files to another directory. That should force Steam to download the one it has.
Last edited by Spawn of Totoro; Nov 5, 2012 @ 11:53am
Mister Flesh Stick Nov 5, 2012 @ 11:57am 
The problem is i have no saves right now. So assuming the saves are still in the cloud, then i'm safe. Last i played it did sync, so if i can get past the problem of it just plain not downloading my saves and stopping at 22%, then it's all good.
Epitaph65 Nov 6, 2012 @ 1:55am 
the sync runs way too often with my machine. i usually have to upload from my comp to the cloud. i scrapped my whole saves thinking it mught correct itself. took me all week to get the new character up to the level of the guys i junked . all in all it didn't help correct the prob.
KARR Nov 6, 2012 @ 5:42am 
I just turned it off. All it does is annoy me by sitting there uploading after a game and as I only play on one PC, its fairly pointless me having it.

If i lose the data on my hard drive, i'll have more to worry about that Skyrim :|

- Do you not have any save files in your skyrim save folder...? They're a hefty size to just vanish?
BDK (Banned) Nov 6, 2012 @ 6:15am 
Cloud is pointless for most games if you dont game on multiple computers. Just backup regularly and upload to google drive or something.
cattips Nov 12, 2012 @ 5:59am 
where are the local files stored? I am having issues with the sync from my second computer not updating the cloud. Seems the main one I use works uploading the files, but I can not get the other two or three to download my saves correctly.
I'd like to manually sync once to get them the same, at least once. But really don't know where the saves are.
BDK (Banned) Nov 12, 2012 @ 6:52am 
Originally posted by cattips:
where are the local files stored?
Windows 7; Users\Username\Documents\My games\Skyrim
Mister Flesh Stick Nov 12, 2012 @ 6:58am 
At this point contacting steam would be my only hope, but they're not answering. It's their issue. They meant for it to be used and my saves are there, so i see no reason why I won't be able to get them back at some point.
cattips Nov 12, 2012 @ 7:59am 
Originally posted by CandyTrox™:
Originally posted by cattips:
where are the local files stored?
Windows 7; Users\Username\Documents\My games\Skyrim

thank you. CandyTrox
For some reason I thought they should have been in my steam folders... guess not.
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