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How do I backup Steam game save files on a flash drive?

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I'm gonna move some steam games to my SSD, and I don't know how to backup the game save files on a flash drive so I can transfer them over after I re download the game. I don't want to lose my Skyrim progress. Can someone tell me how to do this?
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Steam games themselves are all found in your Steam directory, then steamapps. Game save files are a little bit trickier though because individual games use different directories. Skyrim in particular is found in C:\Users\(Username)\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves . You just have to backup what you want and then restore them to the right directories.
 
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Hey thanks, I ended finding it by searching "Skyrim" and clicked on 1 of the folders and then I saw a "Saves" folder, I then transferred it to my flash drive. Did the same thing for Metro 2033, then I deleted everything. It was such a hassle to find those saves for me lol.
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Hey thanks, I ended finding it by searching "Skyrim" and clicked on 1 of the folders and then I saw a "Saves" folder, I then transferred it to my flash drive. Did the same thing for Metro 2033, then I deleted everything. It was such a hassle to find those saves for me lol.

Yea I know what you mean. Typically googling "gamexyz save location" (where gamexyz is the game obviously) makes it a little easier. I hope more games start using Steam cloud, so game saves and settings are saved when switching between computers or reformatting.
 
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Yea I know what you mean. Typically googling "gamexyz save location" (where gamexyz is the game obviously) makes it a little easier. I hope more games start using Steam cloud, so game saves and settings are saved when switching between computers or reformatting.

Exactly! I wish Skyrim used Steam Cloud.
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