Where is the BG3 save file location?

Learn how to find your save file locations!

For fans of Baldur's Gate 3, managing game progress and backups requires an understanding of the save file location. This concise guide will help you know where the BG3 save file location is, ensuring your adventures are always safeguarded.

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Where can I find my BG3 save file location?

Finding your BG3 save files is necessary for a number of tasks, including troubleshooting, sharing saves, and backup creation. Usually, these files are kept in a particular folder in your system directory. The precise location, though, may differ based on your operating system and whether you're using Steam or another platform to play.

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Below are the steps in finding the BG3 save file location:

  • Windows
    • Press Win+R to open the Run dialog.
    • Type %localappdata% and hit Enter to open the Local App Data folder.
    • Navigate to Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\PlayerProfiles\Public\Savegames\Story to find your save files.
  • For MacOS users
    • Open Finder and use the Go menu.
    • Select Go to Folder, then type $HOME/Documents/Larian Studios/Baldur's Gate 3/PlayerProfiles/Public/Savegames/Story and press Enter.
  • Steam
    • Open Steam and navigate to your library.
    • Right-click on Baldur’s Gate 3 and select Manage > Browse local files.
    • Follow the directory path /userdata/<SteamID>/1086940/remote/_SAVE_Public/Savegames to locate the saves.

Note: Regularly back up your BG3 saves to external storage. For cross-platform play, check cloud storage locations. Troubleshooting issues often involve accessing these save files.

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