How to Backup Witcher 3 Saves - Manual & Automatic Ways

Are you playing the popular action role-playing game, The Witcher 3? Have you ever had to restart your entire playthrough after an accidentally deleted save file? Well, if so, then backup your Witcher 3 saves is essential. To make it easy for you, here’s a backup Witcher 3 saves guide - both manual backup and automatic backup ways are shown.

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Updated on Feb 26, 2024

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an action role-playing game developed by CD Projekt. It was released in 2015 and has become one of the most popular games ever. The game follows Geralt of Rivia, a witcher who sets out to find his adopted daughter, Ciri. It has many different endings depending on the decisions you make throughout the game. Because of this, many gamers are obsessed with its replayability and complexity.

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When you download and install the Witcher 3 on your computer,  it will create a folder to store and save all the related data in it. You can find the folder by default: C:\Users\username\Documents\The Witcher 3.\gamesaves.

Or, press "Windows+R" together to open Run, and enter "%UserProfile%\Documents\The Witcher 3\gamesaves", then click "OK" to find the specific location.

The Importance of Backing Up Witcher 3 Saves

As we all know, all data stored on the network has the possibility of loss. According to some players' feedback, sometimes the Witcher 3 saves data stored locally will disappear due to game updates, system updates, computer virus, failing hard drive,  or some unknown factors. It is too late to back up your Witcher 3 saves when all the saves are missing, so you should back up the PS4 in advance.

In the event of an accidental deletion or missing of your save files, backing up your Witcher 3 saves is essential. You may have to replay the entire game from scratch without backup saves. Furthermore, backup saves can help you restore the game files when you want to switch platforms.

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How to Backup Witcher 3 Saves (Manual & Automatic Ways)

Fortunately, backing up the Witcherv 3 saves is relatively easy and straightforward. You can back up your Witcher 3 saves manually by copying and pasting. Or use backup software to automate the backup process. Below we will discuss both methods in detail with step tutorial. 

 Warm Tip

Manually copying and pasting witcher 3 saves is the most direct and free backup method, which is very suitable for a complete backup of game data before a game or system update.

But you need to know that every coin has two sides. If you choose this method, you have to manually back up every time, which is unrealistic for frequently changing game data because game data, settings, etc., will change every time you play. Therefore, we recommend you use the automatic backup method. Set a scheduled time, and the backup software will automatically perform incremental backup and differential backup of the data at the set time, which saves time and storage space.

Method 1. Backup Witcher 3 Saves Manually vis Copy & Paste

Copy and Paste is a traditional backup method to manually back up your Witcher 3 saves. It is recommended that you store backup to an external HDD or SSD to avoid data loss caused by a computer crash. Now follow the steps to back up Witcher 3 saves:

Step 1: Locate Witcher 3 backup folder.

Open the explorer and navigate to the backup folder of Witcher 3 on your PC or laptop. By default, it is located in "C:\Users\username\Documents\The Witcher 3". 

Or, you can press "Windows+R" together to open Run, and enter "%UserProfile%\Documents\The Witcher 3\gamesaves", then click "OK" to find the specific location.

Step 2: Select backup files & copy them. 

Select the Witcher 3 saves you want to backup, right-click on them and select "Copy". You can select all backup files under the game saves folder if you wish. 

Step 3: Paste backups to an external drive.

Attach an external HDD or SSD drive to your computer, then open Windows File Explorer and paste backup files here. When done copying, eject the backup drive from the computer safely. Now all backup files are successfully stored on the external backup disk, and you can use them later to restore your Witcher 3 saves if needed.

Method 2. Backup Witcher 3 Saves Automatically with App Backup Tool

If you don't want to bother manually backup Witcher 3saves every time, automatic backup is what you need. EaseUS Todo Backup Home is an app backup and restore tool that can help you quickly back up Witcher 3 saves, as well as any other important data, like system, disks, partitions, and files, on your PC or laptop. It can help you automatically back up a folder to a network drive.

You can create scheduled backup tasks to backup data automatically at specified time intervals. Another advantage that is different from manual backup is that EaseUS Todo Backup Home supports various types of backup, such as incremental backup, differential backup, compressed backup, encrypted backup, etc. You can use these types to customize your backups, saving space and improving backup security.

Follow the steps below to backup Witcher 3 saves automatically with EaseUS Todo Backup:

Step 1. To begin the backup process, click the Select backup contents button.

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Step 2. Four data backup categories are listed: File, Disk, OS, and Mail.

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Step 3. Lists of both local and network files are shown on the left-hand side of the screen. Expanding the directory so that you can choose the files to back up.

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Step 4. Follow the guidance on the screen and choose the place where you want to store the back up.

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Make sure that the backup is encrypted and set the backup schedule by clicking Options in Backup Options. You can also choose to start the backup at a certain time in Backup Scheme by clicking Options. There are many other customizable options that you can look into.

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Step 5. You can store the backup file either on your computer, in EaseUS's cloud service, or on a network-attached storage device (NAS).

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Step 6. EaseUS Todo Backup enables customers store backup copies of their files on a third-party cloud drive or on the company's own cloud storage.

If you want to back up your data on a third-party cloud drive, select Local Drive and scroll down to add Cloud Device. Then fill in your account information.

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Click EaseUS Cloud, then sign up and log in with your EaseUS account if you wish to store backup files to EaseUS' own cloud storage service.

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Step 7. Click on Backup Now to start a backup.  When the backup process is done, it will display as a card on the left-hand side of the screen. A right-click will let you see more about how to handle the backup job in more depth.

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Wrapping up

Whether you back up Witcher 3 saves manually or automatically, the most important thing is that it can help you protect your game data and settings from being corrupted or lost due to system crashes, power outages, virus attacks, and other unpredictable events. 

EaseUS Todo Backup Home can help you back up your Witcher 3 saves easily, quickly, and automatically. It is a good helper that you should never miss.

Backup Witcher 3 Saves FAQ

Can I transfer my Witcher 3 save?

Yes. You can back up Witcher 3 saves to an external hard drive, USB, or other storage device and transfer it to another PC or laptop. Make sure the backup drive is compatible with the operating system of the target computer, then you can restore backup files to the target machine easily. 

How do I back up my game save data?

You can backup game save data by manually copying and pasting the backup files to an external backup drive. Or using backup software like EaseUS Todo Backup Home to set up a scheduled backup task.

Does Witcher 3 have Cloud save?

No, Witcher 3 does not have cloud backup. You need to back up your game data to internal or external hard drives or other storage devices.

Where are Witcher 3 saves kept?

The Witcher 3 Saves are stored by default: C:\Users\username\Documents\The Witcher 3.

You can also press "Windows+R" together to open Run and enter "%UserProfile%\Documents\The Witcher 3\gamesaves", then click "OK" to find the folder. 

EaseUS Todo Backup

EaseUS Todo Backup is a dependable and professional data backup solution capable of backing up files, folders, drives, APP data and creating a system image. It also makes it easy to clone HDD/SSD, transfer the system to different hardware, and create bootable WinPE bootable disks.

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