How to Backup GTA V Files on Steam (2023 New Guide)

How to back up GTA V files on steam? This new efficient guide shows you the detailed steps of backing up GTA V files with the Steam backup feature and EaseUS Todo Backup.

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Updated by Larissa on Jul 20, 2023

"GTA(Grand Theft Auto) V is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It is the eleventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series and the first main entry since 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV. 

GTA V was released on 17 September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and on 14 April 2015 for Windows. The game is set within the fictional state of San Andreas. The single-player story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency."

Why You Need to Back Up GTA V Files

GTA V is so famous that it continues to be one of the top-selling games, with more than 120 million copies shipped worldwide as of March 2022. 

When you download GAT V on your computer, the game will create a folder to save all the data. These game saves are the keys to making your game run smoothly, so obviously keeping this data safe is also keeping your game safe. That's why backing up your GTA V files regularly is essential.

Having a backup of the GTA V games saves is a preventive method for any issue, such as data loss or file corruption, the laptop keeps freezing and crashing, the hard drive failing, etc.

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In this article, we will walk through how to back up GTA V Files on Steam and how to back up GTA V game saves with software step by step. We recommend using software because it supports automatic backup files, and it can save you lots of time. Besides, the premise of using steam backup is that your GTA V game must be a game downloaded on this platform. Otherwise, the game saves cannot be backed up. Let's get started!

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EaseUS Todo Backup Home allows you to back up game data to internal & external hard drives, Cloud service, NAS, and security zone. Although storing data in the cloud is a trend, this approach also increases the risk of data breaches. So it's best to keep a backup on an external hard drive, as extra insurance for your data.

How to Backup GTA V Files on Steam

Steam is a digital distribution service platform for video games which is available on Windows and Mac operating systems, developed by Valve Corporation. With it, you can buy games online and download them directly to your PC. GTA V is one of the games available on Steam. You can download and install it on Steam.

Steam offers its users the chance to back up their data to the Cloud in case of system failure or other issues like accidental deletion. So, many users back up their games on Steam to ensure they won't lose them if something goes wrong.


Only games downloaded, installed, and patched entirely through Steam are compatible with this tool. If not, you cannot use this feature to back up game data.

First, download and install GTA V on steam and start the backup:

Step 1. Log in to your steam account and click the "Steam" option on the top menu bar. And choose the "Backup and Restore Games…" option.

click steam

Step 2. Then check the "Backup currently installed programs" between the two options, and click "NEXT>".

click backup programs

Step 3. Among all the games, find and choose "GTA V", then click "NXET>".

Step 4. Follow the instruction to select a place to save the game data and give the backup file a proper name. Then click "NEXT>" to start the backup process.

Step 5. After finishing, check the backup to ensure the integrity of the data for future recovery.

click finish

When need to recover or transfer the GTA V save files to another computer, you can follow the steps to restore the backed-up:

Step 1. Open "Backup and Restore Games…" by following step 1 of backup.

click steam

Step 2. Check "Restore a previous backup", and click "NEXT>".

click restore previous backup

Step 3. Find the choose previous GTA V backup, and click "NEXT>"  to start the restoring process.

Backup & Restore GTA V Game Files Automatically with Software

Besides using Steam, another available way to save a copy of GTA V files is using a professional backup tool, EaseUS Todo Backup Home, which can be used to back up game saves like COD Warzone, GTA V, Blietc. 

EaseUS Todo Backup is a professional data backup and restore tool that can help you back up your game save files quickly and easily. Apart from the primary backup and restore feature, it also has many other features to allow you to customize your backup needs. It supports automatic scheduled backup, full backup, incremental and differential backup, and also supports system backup, disk/partition backup, etc. 

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The backup steps are as follows:

Step 1. Click the "Select backup contents" button to start backup.

create file backup step1

Step 2. There are four data backup categories, File, Disk, OS, and Mail, click File.

create file backup step2

Step 3. Both local and network files will be listed on the left. You can expand the directory to select the files to be backed up.

File backup

Step 4. Follow the on-screen guide, select the destination where you want to save the backup.

File backup step4

Click "Options" to encrypt the backup with password in "Backup Options", set the backup schedule and choose to start back up at certain event in "Backup Scheme". There are also many other options you can explore, customize the backup task according to your need.

Backup options

Step 5. You can store the backup to local drive, EaseUS's cloud service, and NAS.

file backup step4

Step 6. EaseUS Todo Backup enables users to back up data to both third-party cloud drive and its own cloud drive.

If you want to back up data to third-party cloud drive, choose Local Drive, scroll down to add Cloud Device, add and login your account.

Backup to cloud
You can also choose EaseUS's own cloud drive. Click EaseUS Cloud, sign up with your EaseUS Account and log in.

backup to easeus cloud

Step 7. Click "Backup Now" to start backup. After the backup task is completed, it will be displayed in the form of a card on the left side of the panel. Right-click the backup task to further manage it.

File backup step7

You only need three steps to restore these backup with EaseUS Todo Backup. Here are the detailed guide:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click "Browse to Recover".

Click Browse to Recover

Step 2. Guide to your backup destination, choose the backup file you want to recover. (The backup file created by EaseUS Todo Backup is a pbd file.)

Choose the backup file

Step 3. Choose the recovery location. You can recover data to a specific location or to original location.

File recovery step3

Step 4. Click "Proceed" and the recovery would start.

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The Bottom Line

Backing up GTA V files is important to protect your game data from any potential disaster. You can use the Steam's backup feature or EaseUS Todo Backup to back up and restore your game files as you need. Besides, it's also best practice to keep a backup of your data in an external hard drive for extra security. Keep these in mind, and you can ensure that your gaming progress is safe and sound. 

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Hope this guide helps. Thanks for reading!

FAQ on How to Backup GTA V Files Steam

How do I back up my GTA V files?

You can use the Steam Backup feature or EaseUS Todo Backup to back up your GTA V files. But the Steam backup function only allows the backup of game data downloaded and installed through Steam. EaseUS Todo Backup does not have this limitation and will enable the backup of GTA V files downloaded from any means.

Where are GTA 5 save files located on Steam?

The default location of the GTA 5 save files on Steam is C\user\username\Doucments\Rockstar Game \GTA V\Profiles. You can find all related data here.

How do I access GTA 5 files on Steam?

You can download GTA 5 on Steam and then access your game files via Steam Library. 

How do I restore GTA 5 on Steam?

Follow the steps to restore GTA 5 backup on Steam: Launch Steam - Backup and restore games… - Restore a previous backup - browser to find the backup files.

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Updated by Larissa

Larissa has rich experience in writing technical articles. After joining EaseUS, she frantically learned about data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, and other related knowledge. Now she is able to master the relevant content proficiently and write effective step-by-step guides on computer issues.

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