Recover Palworld Lost Save Now [Workable Fixes]

Lose game data or progress in Palworld on the PC or Xbox? No worries! You'll learn workable methods in this passage and recover lost Palworld data no, whether because of accidental deletion or Palworld autosave failure.

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Palworld lost save? How to restore lost Palword save data:

  1. 1. First, you need to disable the Palworld cloud sync in Steam.
  2. 2. Quit your game, and now go to C drive > Users > User name > App Data > Local > Pal > Saved> SaveGames.
  3. 3. Enter the game folder named with Steam ID, and you'll see the backup folder and copy files from it.
  4. 4. Open the backup folder again, enter the world folder, and paste the copied files.
  5. 5. Relaunch the Palworld in Steam, and your lost game progress will come back. >> More Detailed Tutorial

Where Does Palworld Save on PC

More and more game players have enjoyed open-world survival games in recent years, and Palworld should be a nice choice that contains crafting and combats features. This fascinating game can be played online with 4-32 players together.

While riding your Pals to explore the whole world, it is unlucky to encounter save issues like Palworld autosaves failing or sudden crashes.

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To successfully recover Palworld lost save, it is important to know the Palworld save file location. Where are Steam games stored? To access the local save folder on the PC, you can copy and paste this path directly: C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Pal\Saved\SaveGames. If you cannot find essential backup data, try to recover Palworld game files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Keep reading to find out the recovery methods!

How to Recover Palworld Lost Progress with Recovery Software

Sometimes, Palworld loses game saves because users or Windows Defender accidentally delete the game files. You can check the Recycle Bin and restore Palworld game files by performing Recycle Bin recovery if the Palworld save is deleted.

If you cannot find anything useful in the Recycle Bin folder when the Palworld save is deleted, applying the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help you quickly restore deleted files and get back game data.

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With this professional and reliable file recovery software, you can easily find deleted Palworld files from an emptied Recycle Bin and restore deleted Steam game backups. This software is also good at game photo recovery and video recovery; you can easily recover deleted Palworld screenshots and recordings with one click.

Now, install the EaseUS recovery tool and restore Palworld missing saves:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard in Windows 11/10/8/7 and choose the place where you lost data. Then, click "Search for Lost Data" to find lost data.

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Step 2. After the scan, use the file format filter on the left or upper right corner to find the files you need. You can also search in the search box, which is the fastest way to find the target file. Then, you can click the "Preview" button or double-click a file to preview its content.

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Step 3. Click the checkbox next to the file and click "Recover" to get back the lost data to your local storage or Cloud drive.

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How to Recover Palworld Missing Data from Local Backup

After learning where the Palworld game saves are stored in the first part, you can follow the simple steps to fix Steam lost save data and recover the lost game progress of Palworld from local Steam backup.

Step 1. First, you need to disable the Palworld cloud sync in Steam. On the Steam Library screen, right-click "Palworld", choose "Properties"> "Updates", and disable Steam Cloud synchronization.

Step 2. Quit your game, and now go to C drive > Users > User name > App Data > Local > Pal > Saved> SaveGames. You'll see a folder named with a string of numbers (the number should be your Steam ID), and that is the folder that contains game progress.

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Step 3. Enter this game folder, and you'll see the backup folder. In this folder, there are "local" and "world" folders. Open the local folder and find a backup that contains the lost game progress. (You'll see the exact date from the file/folder name.) Go inside this backup folder and copy the "LocalData.sav" file, then go back to the Steam ID folder, paste, and replace the LocalData.sav file.

Step 4. Open the backup folder again and enter the world folder. Enter the folder that corresponds to the same time as the folder you previously chose. Copy the players folder, Levels.sav and LevelMeta.sav files. Finally, go back to the Steam ID folder, paste, and replace the copied files and the folder.

Step 5. Relaunch the Palworld in Steam, and your lost game progress will come back.

Note: This backup replacement method can be used to fix many games' data loss issues, such as Baldur's Gate 3 missing saves. If you have lost important Palworld game data on Xbox, check the following passage to restore.


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After restoring the lost game data of Palwold, it's necessary to back up the game files frequently, or you can enable Steam cloud backup to save your Palworld game progress.

You can find Steam Cloud sync in the Steam settings > Cloud.

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Palworld Data Recovery FAQs

The following questions and answers may solve some extra problems of Palworld data recovery:

1. Where does Palworld save on the PC?

You can locate Palworld save files with this path: C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Pal\Saved\SaveGames. Just copy and paste this directory into the Windows File Explorer.

2. Can I restore Palworld's lost game data without Steam Cloud?

Yes. You can restore Palworld's lost game saves from the local backup folder. If the game progress is lost because of game file deletion, recovering the lost data with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard should be helpful.

3. Does Palworld autosave my game progress?

Yes, Palworld does have an autosave feature that automatically saves your game progress. In this game, you cannot save the progress and changes manually.

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