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Hey guys, I was wondering if there was a folder or something along those lines that allows you to delete all Steam Cloud data?

I unchecked Cloud in the settings under my Steam account, but everytime I exit Steam it still says "syncing cloud data" for some reason.

I'm not sure what game actually saved to Cloud before I unchecked it under my account settings, but I would love to delete this data somehow.
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Cloud saves are downloaded locally to the steam directory. i don't remember where but, each game's cloud save folder has a unique number. you find that numbered folder and delete the files and boom the save game is gone.
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C:\programfiles\Steam\userdata

has the unique numbers, but I don't know if erasing that is going to wipe out your cloud saves.
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So basically it's a guessing game to delete this data? There's no specific folder they're in?
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You can organize your game by the list format, organize by games with steam cloud support (above), then:

Right click> Properties>Updates>Uncheck enable steam cloud synchronization. Then close out of steam to sync up your account. Lastly, log back in and re-enable it as needed.


edit---
Also since the files are on the cloud, they aren't in a specific folder on your computer, since they are on the cloud. It saves local files, then updates the cloud with your progress. Your local files are synchronized with their files on the cloud so they match up, there are two copies though, one local and one on the cloud. Sometimes if there is a mismatch for some reason, it will alert you.
Edited by invena - 7/26/12 at 10:35pm
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You can organize your game by the list format, organize by games with steam cloud support (above), then:
Right click> Properties>Updates>Uncheck enable steam cloud synchronization. Then close out of steam to sync up your account. Lastly, log back in and re-enable it as needed.
edit---
Also since the files are on the cloud, they aren't in a specific folder on your computer, since they are on the cloud. It saves local files, then updates the cloud with your progress. Your local files are synchronized with their files on the cloud so they match up, there are two copies though, one local and one on the cloud. Sometimes if there is a mismatch for some reason, it will alert you.

So if I right click and uncheck steam cloud sync on each game that supports it instead of just unchecking it under my account, it'll stop syncing the data everytime I exit? I don't really need cloud at all, so I don't need it enabled.
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Yep, if you don't need it at all just disable it from your account.
Edited by invena - 7/27/12 at 7:57am
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this is an order of some sort i deleted my saints row 3 data, and the number mentioned by others was the same for me.
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Your Steam Cloud saves are located in "Steam\userdata\user_id" (where 'user_id' is your Steam ID).
Each game is stored in a folder labelled after it's Store ID.
For example, 550 is Left 4 Dead 2 as it's store page is found at 'store.steampowered.com/app/550/'.
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not all games save in "Steam\userdata\", so it'd be easier to track down the location if you mentioned which game is that.
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