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I'm going to format my Windows 7 x64 PC and I will make a fresh installation of Bejeweled 3. The problem is, I've made a big progress in the game and I don't want to lose the current state of the game (some levels are available only after a certain progress in the game).

What should I do to protect my state in the game? Are just backing up C:\Program Files (x86)\PopCap Games\Bejeweled 3 folder and restoring it enough?

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Gladly that will only backup your game not all your stats...

You have to go to the c:\Users\&YourUserName&\AppData\Local\PopCap Games\Bejeweled3\Users

Note to do this you need to unhide the hidden files and folders...

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Across three days in the span of nearly a month, I have been trying to back up my girlfriend's Bejeweled 3 files because she's moving computers.

This was the most helpful pages I've found. For some people, the saved game files are NOT in PopCap Games of the Local folder, but in the GameHouse folder of the Local folder; in other words, they're in here: c:\Users\&YourUserName&\AppData\Local\PopCap Games\Bejeweled3\Users

Hope this helps.

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Are you sure you put the correct path in? You seem to want to contradict jmoravek2000, and then put in the same path as his. –  badp Oct 1 '11 at 17:26
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Save games can be located in the following location C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\GameHouse\Bejeweled3\users

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For my copy of the game its in...

c:\Users\**YourUserName**\AppData\Local\iWin\Bejeweled3\Users

But if there are multiple publishers selling the game then you might find it at a different path.

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Depending on your version it can be in:

  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\PopCap Games\Bejeweled3\Users
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Steam\Bejeweled3\Users
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\GameHouse\Bejeweled3\users
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\iWin\Bejeweled3\users
  • etc...

...where %USERPROFILE% is C:\Users\Your username here\

The exact location unfortunately depends on what version of the game you are playing. Yes, copy pasting this folder should be enough to transfer your profile completely.

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The following worked for me when moving the Steam version from Windows XP to Windows 7:

  • Back up at least your C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\Bejeweled 3\users
  • Play Steam's Bejeweled 3 once on Windows 7 so it will create the C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Steam\Bejeweled3\users directory (you could create it yourself but where's the fun in that.)
  • Copy the contents from C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\Bejeweled 3\users to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Steam\Bejeweled3\users and replace everything (aw. you just lost that quick game you played.)
  • Start Bejeweled 3 and check your Records -> Badges to verify all your previous achievements are there. (Yes. I still have my Annihilator & Superstar)
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I've created a tool to make this process easier you can find it here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/bejeweled3savegamemanager/

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