There are several reasons why you would want to be able to find your save files if you are a Dead Cells player. 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:
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’re not playing via Steam (e.g. GOG), or have Steam Cloud disabled, see “Without Steam Cloud and GOG Installations” to find your save location.
By default, Dead Cells has Steam Cloud enabled. This means that your save files are stored in the cloud. Thankfully, they are also saved locally in your Steam library folder, so you can create backups, modify them, send them to friends, or do whatever else you want with them!
On Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can find your Dead Cells saves at the following location:
Steam library folder > userdata > a folder named after your SteamID3 > 588650 > remote
If that folder is empty you’ve probably disabled Steam Cloud: see the Without Steam Cloud help lower down on this page. And if you’re not sure what to do with the above path, fear not! We’ve explained how to locate your game saves in more detail below.
First, go to your Steam library folder. By default, this can be found at:
Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam
If you can’t find it at the default location (the location above), see this guide to locate it and then check back here.
Once in your Steam library folder:
- Go into the userdata folder.
- In the userdata folder, there is a folder for each of the Steam accounts that have played on your installation. Each folder is named after the SteamID3 of the account it relates to. If there is just one folder, go into that one. If there is more than one, go into the folder named after the SteamID3 of the account you wish to find the save files for. Search online for a SteamID3 finder to find out your SteamID3.
- Once in the correct folder, all you need to do is going into the 588650 folder, and then in the remote folder you can find your Dead Cells game saves!
Without Steam Cloud and GOG Installations
If you’re playing Dead Cells with Steam Cloud disabled, your game saves can be found in the save folder, which is found within your installation path. See help for finding these below:
By default, Steam’s save location for Steam Cloud disabled installations is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dead Cells\save
If that isn’t where your Dead Cells saves are, see this guide to locate your Dead Cells game folder, then go into the save folder once there.
On GOG, your Dead Cells saves can be found by default at this path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\Dead Cells\save