Whenever I am in a dungeon or going somewhere, and have a companion, sometimes they will disappear for a good long while. When they do come back, all the items I have given them are gone. How do I get the items back without reloading? I don't always know when my companion is gone.

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    Your companion isn't supposed to disappear like that. What companion and what dungeon causes him to disappear?
    – Nelson
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 19:36
  • Any companion that I've managed to have does it and it doesn't matter where I am. -said by Mary Shauers Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 21:13
  • So they just disappear with no prompting and then comes back after couple days with missing gear?
    – Nelson
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 21:35
  • Yes, they basically reset. And it keeps happening. It's driving my nuts. Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 22:05
  • Do you have any mods? Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 2:26

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[PC answer]: Outside of using console commands or simply buying or resmithing/enchanting your gear, I don't know of a way to get the gear back but I do know of a mod that can help you avoid this situation in the future: Skyrim Nexus - Summon Followers.

This mod is extremely handy and I've made a habit of using it whenever I'm using a follower and they've either fallen too far behind or are just not in the same cell as my character. It comes from a spell tome found in front of Uthgerd in Whiterun's inn. Be aware that if you go this route, SKSE - Skyrim Script Extender is required for Summon Followers to work.

Happy following.


When playing the PS3 version, the followers cannot activate lifts in Dwarven dungeons and so often get stuck.

If it's just a generic dungeon, they can move in and out as is if were any other building.

The quickest way to get them back is to fast travel and they should appear right next you. If they don't, they're in a Dwarf dungeon and you need to go back to it to find them.

I have no idea why they would also lose their items.

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