I've lost save files of AC:Black Flag when re-installing Windows. Anyway to recover them?

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    Possibly better off on superuser.com ?
    – Ben
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 0:15
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    @Ben It's specific to a game, so it's on topic here. Commented Oct 15, 2014 at 15:27
  • @Studoku, just thought it would be better off there because it's about recovering lost files on PC.
    – Ben
    Commented Oct 15, 2014 at 22:01

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(Disclaimer: I have not played this game.)

Uplay has a cloud saving feature; if this was enabled, then running the game should download the missing saves (or at least provide an option to do so). (Note: apparently it has had a long period of downtime, and there seems to be some confusion about whether it is currently active.)

If cloud saving was disabled (on your or Ubisoft's part), then there is almost surely nothing you can do. Deleted files can theoretically be recovered, but only so long as nothing else has been written to that part of the disk. Reinstalling Windows is highly likely to have trashed some or all of that data, and even if it hasn't, the old file system information is bound to be gone, so it'll be effectively impossible for you to locate the right areas, even if you were to look at every single bit on the disk.

  • U r right . I knew it but I wanted to ask if theres any expert opinion can save my life Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 13:56

You can download someone else's save games, just google it, then You can play from where you stopped before you lose the save games.

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