Hogwarts Legacy Save File Gone: How to Fix It

Rel updated on Mar 15, 2024 | Home >Computer Instruction

The long-awaited 3A masterpiece of Harry Potter fans, Hogwarts Legacy, finally came out. The excellent scene restoration and exquisite magic effects create a realistic magic world for all players.

In the game, players can experience the whole process, from dividing Houses, purchasing wands, taking classes, and going to various plot points. The whole main line and branch line have a high degree of freedom, and the whole game process takes about 30-40 hours.

However, since the game has just been released, the optimization performance of the PC side is not satisfactory, and many players are complaining about the lack of Hogwarts Legacy Photo mode and the problem of the Hogwarts Legacy save file gone. The effort of more than ten hours has been wasted, which is a huge blow. 

hogwarts legacy

Don't worry, we have found a way for you to fix this problem quickly. At the same time, to prevent your Hogwarts Legacy save from other data risks, we have also provided you with corresponding saves backup solution.

How to Fix Lost Save and Progress in Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy save file gone has been encountered by many players. In the discussion of the Steam community, a solution shared by several users has been proven effective by many players after practice. 

You need to back up the old save> create a new save file by starting a new game> rename the old file to the same name as the new save> overwrite the new file with the renamed old file> restart the game to check whether your old save has restored.

steam hogwarts legacy community

Now we offer detailed steps with clear screenshots for you to learn the method easily, or you can just watch the video tutorial we provide below to understand this solution better.

Follow the steps below to fix the problem of the Hogwarts Legacy save file gone:

Step 1. Open Windows File Explorer to navigate to the Hogwarts Legacy saves location.

The Hogwarts Legacy save file location is Local Disk (C:) > Users > Your Username > AppData > Local > Hogwarts Legacy > Saved >SaveGames

hogwarts legacy save file location

Step 2. Back up the whole saves folder to another disk or hard drive.

Step 3. Delete all files named "HL-xx-xx" from the original SaveGames folder.

Step 4. Start a new game with any new character.

start new game with new character

Step 5. Get to the point where you are given a healing potion, the new game will be saved automatically.

get to the automatic save point

Step 6. Now exit the game, and you will find the new save files named "HL-00-11" or "HL-00-12" which showed up in the Hogwarts Legacy saves location.

find the new save files

Step 7. Copy the most recent save in the backup folder and paste it into the SaveGames folder.

copy the most recent save to savegames folder

Step 8. Rename the old save file to the same name as the new save, and overwrite it.

Step 9. Now run the game and hit the LOAD GAME option to restore your old save.

hit load game option and restore old save

Now here's the video tutorial we offered for you.

This method has been proven to be effective by many players. If it successfully solved the problem of Hogwarts Legacy Save File Gone, let's share it on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on!


Why Hogwarts Legacy Save File Gone

Many players believe that the cause of the Hogwarts Legacy save file gone is an error between the game's storage system and the Steam Cloud save.

Hogwarts Legacy provides two modes of saving progress, automatic and manual. Players can manually save their game progress at any timepoints and have 10 manual save slots. At the same time, Hogwarts Legacy will also automatically save the progress after the player obtains a new item, completes a task, or interacts with NPC, and provides 5 automatic saving slots.

It is because the saving system of Hogwarts Legacy is more complex than other games, which may cause unknown conflicts with Steam Cloud, resulting in the disappearance of local save files or the failure of the game to read them successfully. Whether the synchronization function of  Hogwarts Legacy Cloud save is disabled or not, the problem of Hogwarts Legacy lost save and progress will still occur. 

However, after reading this article, at least you can grasp how to quickly solve this problem and continue to swim in the magic world.

How to Backup Hogwarts Legacy Saves

At present, Hogwarts Legacy is still in the stage of optimization. In addition to Hogwarts Legacy save gone, many players have also encountered problems such as the game being stuck and items not being displayed. Before waiting for Avalanche Software to fix these bugs, to avoid any data disaster, we strongly recommend that you create scheduled backups of Hogwarts Legacy saves.

Of course, you can manually copy the save folder after playing and paste it to another location to complete the backup, but this is a burden for most players. It is very important to find a stable and automatic backup solution, and EaseUS Todo Backup Home will be one of the best answers.

EaseUS Todo Backup Home is an effective and professional offline backup software for Windows and Mac. It is a good helper for backing up PC game saves. With the incremental backup mode, EaseUS can back up the latest save for you after every file change automatically. At the same time, you can store all file copies in the 250GB cloud space provided by it to save computer space.

Now follow the simple steps below and keep Hogwarts Legacy Saves safe now.

Step 1. Find the Hogwarts Legacy save file location as mentioned above.

Step 2. Click Select backup contents> File options, and choose the saves folder to back up according to the game file location.

select file backup

Step 3. Hit the Options> Backup Scheme buttons to set your own backup cycle with incremental backup type.

set backup scheme

Step 4. Select a backup stored path from a local drive, EaseUS free cloud, Nas, or Security Zone. Then click the "Backup now" button to start the backup job now.

start backup now


Through reading this article, you will learn how to solve the problem of Hogwarts Legacy save gone. At present, Hogwarts Legacy still needs to be optimized. In order to prevent your saves from disappearing or being unreadable due to various bugs, you should use software such as EaseUS Todo Backup Home to back up your save file regularly to ensure data security.


1. Where is Hogwarts Legacy Save files?

The Hogwarts Legacy Save files are under the C drive. You can find it by navigating to Disk C > Users > Your Username > AppData > Local > Hogwarts Legacy > Saved >SaveGames.

2. Can you have multiple saved games in Hogwarts Legacy?

Yes, I can have multiple saved games in Hogwarts Legacy. There are four independent character slots in this game, corresponding to four Houses, Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Helga Hufflepuff.

Each character will have 5 automatic saving slots and 10 manual save slots. So you can save multiple games in Hogwarts Legacy.

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