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Old 03-24-2015, 05:12 AM
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Default How to - Move your saves from Steam cloud to Grim Dawn's default location.

A quick guide to moving your chars, shared stash and all known crafting recipes from Steam cloud saving to the default Grim Dawn save location.

This will overwrite all data in your default save location, so if you have been playing with chars after disabling steam cloud saving, please see the notes after the instructions. Or you will risk losing chars and or items

Char save locations.
These are the default install locations, if you have installed steam elsewhere then please navigate to the steam folder there.
Steam
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\folder of numbers\219990\remote\save

Grim Dawn
C:\Users\username\Documents\my games\Grim Dawn\save
  1. Disable Steam cloud saving in the Grim Dawn options > general pane.
  2. Exit Grim Dawn and exit Steam
  3. Copy the entire save folder from the Steam location.
  4. Paste the save folder into the Grim Dawn folder overwriting the save folder already there.
  5. Start Grim Dawn and play.

Notes.

You cannot copy a char from steam cloud if you have a char with the same name already that you have been playing without steam cloud saving enabled as the one from the steam cloud will overwrite the non cloud saved char.

So in this case if the non cloud char is the most recent, delete its folder from the Steam save location first (\save\main) and then continue as normal. Otherwise delete its folder from the Grim Dawn save location (\save\main) to save any risk of problems by overwriting and continue as normal.

If you have newer items in your shared stash and or you have learnt any new recipes since disabling steam cloud then you need to delete from the steam cloud save folder any of the following files as required before copying
Transfer.gst - Shared stash
Transfer.gsh - Hardcore shared stash
Formulas.gst - Crafting recipes
Formulas.gsh - Hardcore crafting recipes.


Edit... Expanded info on Folder contents / structure


In both save locations the Save folder has the same layout and these are the contents.
\Save Folder
\Main Folder
\ _charname Folders
These contains all your actual char saves with the char data, view settings and the char's personal stash page only
Files inside the Save Folder
Formulas - including .gst, .gst.bak, .gsh and .gsh.bak
These are all the Blueprints/crafting recipies you have learned both normal [.gst] and hardcore [.gsh] and the backup files for both [.bak]
Playmenu.cpn
This is the file that saves what char was last on the loading screen.
Transfer - including .gst, .gst.bak, .gsh and .gsh.bak
These are the Shared Stash files both normal [.gst] and hardcore [.gsh] and the backup files for both [.bak]
Any questions or problems please just ask.

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Old 03-24-2015, 05:22 AM
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If you have steam cloud enabled, there should be an option under the network tab to copy the steamcloud saves over to normal local storage. Just figured I would mention it as it is much less complicated.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:37 AM
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Excellent guide on a common issue. Someone should sticky this.
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If you have steam cloud enabled, there should be an option under the network tab to copy the steamcloud saves over to normal local storage. Just figured I would mention it as it is much less complicated.
Where is the network tab in steam as I'm going blind and cannot see it, also this would overwrite any newer info as in chars, shared stash and recipes.

Edit...If you mean in GD as I don't have cloud saving I never knew that useful bit of info, thank you, but it does still leave the overwriting problem.

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Old 03-24-2015, 05:57 AM
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Where is the network tab in steam as I'm going blind and cannot see it, also this would overwrite any newer info as in chars, shared stash and recipes.

Edit...If you mean in GD as I don't have cloud saving I never knew that useful bit of info, thank you, but it does still leave the overwriting problem.
Yes, it's located in the grim dawn options menu.
Yeah, it could overwrite stuff. But for the majority of people, that probably doesn't matter to them, as they had likely been playing with cloud saving enabled for the majority of the time. For anyone that doesn't care about their old local saves, this method is a lot simpler.
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Excellent guide on a common issue. Someone should sticky this.
Agreed. Or moved to the Utilities and Resources section to make it easier to find and link newer people with questions to.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:20 AM
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Most people that are having problems with not being to able to locate their characters have probably switched from cloud to local or from local to cloud without knowing.

I can't remember, does the game ask if you want to activate cloud saving the first time you run it, after the anonymous statistics?
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:49 PM
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Quick question: what happens if you only copy/paste the folder inside C:\Users\username\Documents\my games\Grim Dawn\save ? That is what I have been doing for years (previously with Titan Quest) to back up my saves and nothing bad ever happened...Is there anything important I am missing in the Steam save folder?
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:08 PM
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The folder \main inside the \save folder contains only your chars and their individual stash. The shared stash and crafting recipes for both normal and HC are stored in the \save folder and thus you would, or should miss them if you didn't copy the \save folder and just copied \main
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I wanted to download and play other player's characters so I needed to toggle off the Steam cloud. I wanted to save my stash items too so I did what AP's instructions said. Now I can play downloaded characters but my stash is empty. Do you know what's wrong?

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