Saves

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The game saves progress when the in-game day ends, i.e., when the farmer goes to bed, collapses from exhaustion, or collapses at 2am. All progress during a day is lost if the player quits the game without ending the day.

Find your save files

The saves are stored as XML files on your computer. They're stored separately from your game, so you can safely reinstall or update the game without losing them. They're shared between different copies of the game (e.g. if you buy it from both GOG and Steam).

Each save has a folder like JonSnow_123456789, with two main files inside it: JonSnow_123456789 and SaveGameInfo. Both files are needed to load the save.

Windows

To find your save files:

  1. Press Windows + R to show a 'run' dialogue box.
  2. Paste this exact text:
    %appdata%\StardewValley\Saves
  3. Click 'OK' to open the folder.

Linux

To find your save files:

  1. From Files, click Go » Enter Location.
  2. Enter this exact text:
    ~/.config/StardewValley/Saves
  3. Submit to open the folder.

Mac

To find your save files:

  1. From Finder, click Go » Go to Folder.
  2. Enter this exact text:
    ~/.config/StardewValley/Saves
  3. Submit to open the folder.

Back up or share your saves

Find your save files, then zip the entire folder that looks like JonSnow_123456789.

Undo the last save

If something went wrong, you can undo the last save.

  1. Find your save files.
    You should see two files with an _old suffix in the name; if not, ask for help instead!
  2. Back up your save folder just in case.
  3. Delete SaveGameInfo and the file that looks like YourName_123456789.
  4. Remove the _old suffix from SaveGameInfo_old and the file that looks like YourName_123456789_old.

Edit a save

You can edit your save to fix some common issues or change your choices (see walkthrough), but make sure to back up your save first. Be careful using save-editor tools, since they can break your save.