The problem is that I had found an item early in the game which turned out to be a quest item later.

It didn't look very useful so I sold it right away.

And now I am stuck since I don't know where I sold it or dropped it.

Because this is a unique item, is it possible to find its location using console?

I am aware of the fact that in worst scenario I can just spawn a copy of the item. Nevertheless, I'd love to avoid it.

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You can use the Getpos[x, y, or z] command to get the coordinates of an object. You would need to append the id of the object you're looking for to that command (ItemID->). Using the Sunder item as an example your command would look like this sunder->Getpos, x. You can use player->Getpos[x,y,z] to get the coordinates of yourself in order to determine you are heading in the correct direction.

You can use PlaceAtPC, [ItemID], [Count], [Distance], [Direction] command to place an object near you. Note taht it's recommended to use 1 as the Distance and Direction.

You can also add a copy of the item into your inventory by using AddItem [ItemID] [count]

  • Could you please elaborate? Assuming I am looking for the Sunder - should the command look like this: sunder->Getpos[x]? Sep 17, 2015 at 23:10
  • @moonnoon in this case yes, you would get the ID from the wiki: elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Sunder underneath the picture it will tell you the ID and then you'd use that.
    – Aequitas
    Sep 17, 2015 at 23:27
  • @moonnoon also it'd be getpos, x
    – Aequitas
    Sep 17, 2015 at 23:28
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    @moonnoon well it looks like you didn't drop it then or if you did it has despawned. The other option is that if you sold it, I doubt this command will locate it inside a merchant's inventory, and even if it could it's probable that it no longer exists in the shop that you sold it at. Just use one of the other commands I've given to spawn a new one.
    – Aequitas
    Sep 17, 2015 at 23:33
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    @moonnoon Just go to those coordinates, you can use the same command on the player player->getPos, x to get your coordinates to make sure you're heading in the right direction.
    – Aequitas
    Sep 18, 2015 at 0:08

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