Where Are Stardew Valley Saves & How to Backup Its Files

Where Are Stardew Valley Saves

To back up saves, the first thing you need to do is to know the Stardew Valley save location on your machine. Here all Stardew Valley saves have the same folder structure: a folder with some XML files inside it. You can also transfer the game saves from one operating system to another one without issue.

  • macOS: /Users/[USERNAME]/.config/StardewValley/Saves or /Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/Stardew Valley
  • Linux: ~/.config/StardewValley/Saves/ or /.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Stardew Valley

How to Backup Stardew Valley Saves

To avoid accidental deletion, we recommend you back up the Stardew Valley saves to an external storage device. There are 3 types of backups for the Stardew Valley save that you should note. You can choose one based on your needs and play style.

  • Make an incremental backup of the game if you want to return to a past point via a snapshot.
  • Back up game saves before you modify any files or introduce game mods to protect the farm.


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