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Currently my map server is run on my laptop at home, and my brother and I play via LAN each on his desktop PC.

However, I'd like to transfer my character from the Desktop PC to my laptop in order to play on the go.

Can I do this? Where is the character information saved?

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You can.

Your characters are stored in Documents\My Games\Terraria\Players.

To copy a character, you only need the .plr file. Usually they're consecutively numbered in the order they're displayed on the character selection screen, but this isn't always the case. You can use an inventory viewer (for example, TerrariViewer) to make sure you've got the right character file.

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Oh man thank you for the question and answer. I was avoiding playing on my desktop because I had started a new character and it is so hard to go back to wooden utilities! –  Robb Jun 13 '11 at 15:46
Do I also need the .plr.bak file? What is that? –  Only Bolivian Here Jun 13 '11 at 15:53
@Sergio No, which is why I explicitly said you only need the .plr. I think it's the previous version of the save file; if the save becomes corrupted for some reason, Terraria tries to load the backup. In any case, it's not needed. –  lunboks Jun 13 '11 at 15:56
Cheers guys, good question and answer. :) –  jos Jun 13 '11 at 16:04
I have actually set up Dropbox between the three computers I play Terraria on.. works out really well :) –  James Jun 13 '11 at 16:35

As of version 1.3 (1.3 Patch Notes), you can save your character via the Steam Cloud service. This can be enabled when creating a character.

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IIRC, you can also switch between saving on the cloud and locally by clicking the cloud icon on the character select screen. I am not 100% sure though, maybe that was only worlds. –  MrLemon Jul 24 at 15:33
@MrLemon Yes, button works too. Also it works both on chars and worlds. –  ardaozkal Jul 24 at 16:04

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