I am using the "PPSSPP" PSP emulator in Ubuntu but I don't know where the save files are, so I can't create a backup copy.

Does anyone know a method to do so?


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The PPSSPP Emulator saves to the memstick\PSP\SAVEDATA subfolder in the PPSSPP directory.

ie. ...\{PPSSPP installed directory}\memstick\PSP\SAVEDATA

If you have built the emulator from source files, it will be located in /home/[user]/.config/ppsspp/PSP/SAVEDATA.

From here you can just copy either the entire folder, or relevant files/folders and then store the copy somewhere else. If you need to restore your backup just move the copy back.

  • i've already tried searching for those. Actually there is no memstick directory related to the emulator. There is a "PPSSPP" directory only with a subdirectory called "assets" but no save files.
    – null_
    Aug 2, 2015 at 22:53
  • @null_ did you build it from source?
    – Aequitas
    Aug 2, 2015 at 22:56
  • You may find it here: /home/[user]/.ppsspp if you did. Otherwise you can try just searching your computer: find / -type d -name "ppsspp" and repeat with ".ppsspp"
    – Aequitas
    Aug 2, 2015 at 22:59

The saves are at /home/"user"/.config/ppsspp/PSP/SAVEDATA.

.config is a hidden folder so you need to check the necessary options to enter without without the console, right click at your home folder -> "Show hidden files" or something like that on Debian using Cinnamon.

It's different from Windows, where the saved games' folder is in the same folder of the executable. I didn't compile my PPSSPP and I was surprised that I needed to go looking for the saves (PPSSPP v1.5.4).

Hope this helps.

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