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I can't find those that I need to delete. What's the location of those files?

How can we manage them?

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FinnRayment - leaving the bounty open guarantees the question more views (and therefore potential votes). After it expires, @Frank has a bit of time to award it. I'm sure he'll do it once that grace period starts. –  Robotnik Jan 14 at 1:09
    
@Finn Besides, what really matters is that the original poster that prompted the bounty got his question answered. We've all earned the bounty's amount weight in votes anyway. –  Robotnik Jan 14 at 1:13
    
@Robotnik I had no idea that he could do it afterwards! Well then, thanks for that information. 0_0 I am also aware, that Warface already edited the accepted answer himself. Thanks for the Clarification though. –  Finn Rayment Jan 14 at 1:15

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Skyrim puts its saves in the following directory in Windows Vista & Windows 7 and Windows 8:

C:\Users\[UserName]\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves

Note that on Windows 8, the saves folder could be hidden, so you'll have to show the hidden files to be able to see it.

Skyrim puts saves in the following directory in Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings[UserName]\My Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves

These files are not dependent on anything so you can freely share them across computers, delete, copy, backup, or anything else.

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Could you add the path for Windows XP? –  user9983 Nov 15 '11 at 4:21
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I would assume the saves are under C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\My Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves, but I can't confirm –  3Doubloons Nov 15 '11 at 6:24
    
Thanks. Amazing that it's all complete. –  Konerak Nov 15 '11 at 14:08
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@gfhdgh: I've used the same save files on two different computers without any issue (copying over with Dropbox). If you are having trouble, feel free to ask a question here so we can help you –  3Doubloons Nov 16 '11 at 4:27
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You can always get there using windows "shortcuts" in your address line. Your path could be cut and pasted into your File Explorer as follows: file://%UserProfile%/Documents/My Games/Skyrim/Saves –  Luke Jan 9 at 15:42

Locating saves on PC/PS3/XBox for Skyrim

Building on AndyPerfect's and Robotnik's answers, the save files for Windows are where they said. I added the rest.

PC

Windows XP

Skyrim puts saves in the following directory in Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings[UserName]\My Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves

Windows Vista/Windows 7

Skyrim puts its saves in the following directory in Windows Vista & Windows 7:

C:\Users\[UserName]\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves

Windows 8

According to this forum post, in Windows 8, the saves are still stored in the same place as Windows 7 (i.e. C:\Users\[UserName]\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves), however the saves are now marked as hidden files.

To unhide the files:

Open an Explorer window, Navigate to the Skyrim folder Press the 'View' tab Check the 'Hidden Items' checkbox showing the location of the 'Hidden items' checkbox

showing the location of the 'Hidden items' checkbox

PS3

On the XMB, goto the "Game" tab and then the "Saved Data Utility (PS3)" tab.

Inside you can find all of your saves and can copy and edit them by pressing Triangle.

XBox 360

On the XBox, saves are usually found on the HDD, but could be found on USB's too. (If you use them)

See here for below tutorial.

From Xbox Home, go to settings, and then select System.
Select Storage.

Select the storage device that contains the content you want to copy, move, or delete
(or look at):

  • Hard Drive: Your console’s hard drive.

  • Cloud Saved Games: Storage space on our Xbox Live servers. For more information, see Store your saved games in the cloud.

  • USB Storage Device: A USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive plugged into your console. To learn more about USB flash drives, see USB flash drive support for Xbox 360.

  • Memory Unit: A memory unit plugged into your original Xbox 360 console.

Then simply head on down to the Games & Apps section of your choice and your save will be in there.

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Great! was just thinking someone should add stuff for PS3/Xbox :). A couple of things though: Where you state my answer covers Windows - it only covers Windows 8, not all Windows Versions - the other answer covers Windows 7 (where they aren't hidden) and Windows XP (which has a different folder structure). Secondly, Your answer could stand on it's own with the PS3/Xbox stuff (without copying mine verbatim). I'm not complaining, just wondering why you bothered, as it is already in the answer section. –  Robotnik Jan 9 at 6:18
    
@Robotnik Well, when it comes to bounties, were all against each other. :P And I only added yours into mine for consistency (With aknowledgment!) I can get rid of it if you want. As for your suggestions. Thankyou, I will look into that now. –  Finn Rayment Jan 9 at 6:32

According to this forum post, in Windows 8, the saves are still stored in the same place as Windows 7 (i.e. C:\Users\[UserName]\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\Saves), however the saves are now marked as hidden files.

To unhide the files:

  • Open an Explorer window,
  • Navigate to the Skyrim folder
  • Press the 'View' tab
  • Check the 'Hidden Items' checkbox

showing the location of the 'Hidden items' checkbox

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