There are several reasons why you would want to be able to find your save files if you are a Long Dark Save. Among the popular reasons, one is to generate backups that prevent progress loss in case saves are lost or corrupted. These backups are doubled as saves; you can get back to it at a later date for mere nostalgia or to check how much of progress you have made in the game. Certain third-party applications that let you change your game saves also need access to the save files. That is why it is important to know where your saved files are.
But the question should not be why you would want to access your game saves. Rather, it should be how you can access them. For your operating system, you can get help below:
- Create a backup of your save files
- Share your save with friends
- Transfer a save game to a new computer
- Modify or edit your save
- A whole host of other things!
Anyhow, enough of us telling you about why, below we’ve outlined where you can find your save locations on each operating system.
When playing The Long Dark on a Windows PC, your saves will be stored in this folder:
To access that path:
- Press WINDOWS + R on your keyboard to open a Run window
- Paste the path into the text field of the newly opened Run Window (%LocalAppData%\Hinterland\TheLongDark)
- Hit OK and you’ll be taken to the save folder!
On Mac, your The Long Dark save files are located in the following folder:
To access this path:
- Open a Finder window
- Press COMMAND + SHIFT + G to open the Go tool
- Paste the above path into the text field (~/.local/share/Hinterland/TheLongDark)
- Hit Go and there you are in your save game location!
The Long Dark on Linux-based operating systems stores save files in the following directory: