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So I really hope someone can help me. I let my roommate start a new game on my computer yesterday so he could try out Skyrim. I didn't see any hard seeing as I saved my game. Well it turns out Skyrim only allows 10 saves at a time so my save got overwritten. Please tell me someone knows how I can get it back. I don't know why they would limit it. I am so mad right now I don't know what to do.
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I have looked, but didn't find anything. Have you checked your Skyrim game save folder? Try this program to prevent future issues.
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Thanks for the save manager hopefully this won't happen again. I am scanning my hard drive for deleted and overwritten files, hopefully something will pop up. Lastly does anyone think that a system restore would restore the saves? I know its a long shot but it might be worth a shot.
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Wait, 10 saves at a time? Meaning what? I currently have over 1,000 different saves (yes one thousand) and haven't run into any over-writing...
 
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Yeah, I just checked my game save folder and I have more than ten game saves. He must have wiped your game saves out somehow. I don't recommend it, but with your motive, you might be able to plea it down to manslaughter if you kill your friend.
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Well thats what I get I guess. I scanned my hard drive twice last night and didn't get anything. Also my last restore point was 5 days ago so that won't help either mad.gif
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Thanks for the save manager hopefully this won't happen again. I am scanning my hard drive for deleted and overwritten files, hopefully something will pop up. Lastly does anyone think that a system restore would restore the saves? I know its a long shot but it might be worth a shot.

A System Restore won't restore your old saves, I just tried it a few hours ago. What I did was accidentally overwrite my girlfriend's 40 hour save. After a little Googling I discovered that in Windows 7, Vista Ultimate, and Vista Business you can manually restore documents (your save files should be fall under documents). If you have one of these versions, just navigate to your Skyrim save folder and right click the save file(s) you want to restore, you should see an option to do so. If you can't access your saves, or like me, you don't have one of these Windows versions, there's still hope. There's an amazing and easy to use little program called ShadowExplorer: I used a shadow copy of my girlfriend's save file from yesterday and it worked like a charm, good luck!

Edit: Even if your restore point is 5 days old, you still may have more recent shadow copies of your saves, it's worth a try.
Edited by Petey G - 12/1/11 at 1:53am
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For future reference, I save extra copies of my current saves in my dropbox folder. That way, I can play the same character on both my laptop and desktop.
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Doesn't Skyrim work with Steam cloud?
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Doesn't Skyrim work with Steam cloud?

no its saves it to my games in documents
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