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So i run a Windows 10 machine with a GTX 750 Ti, and a AMD FX-6300 6 core Processor. This machine WAS running with two drives. 1 120GB SSD, and 1 1TB HDD. My Documents, Pictures, and Music Folders were on the 1TB drive, and about a month ago, my 1TB drive failed. I was able to dig up an old 450GB HDD, that used to house Windows 7, on an HP Envy(not sure specific details.) Notebook. This drive has some games on it, one of which being Borderlands. There are some very OLD borderlands saves on this drive, however, borderlands cannot see them.

Now, out of the hope i will be able to recover this 1TB hard drive, i've tried my best to not modify registry values, or library locations(really anything that may make the system not run as it had before), and i think i haven't modified anything.

So now to the question. Where might Borderlands 2(Running off steam), store it's save files, if the default save location cannot be accessed?(In this case, can't be accessed because the drive is gone.)

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In the event that borderlands 2 cannot write to a save location such as your documents folder, it will create a folder in its execution directory, for saving files.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Borderlands 2\Binaries\Win32\\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\SaveData\76561198079075928

Yes the double "\\" after "Win32" is actually meant to be there.

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Borderlands 2's save game location is at C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\SaveData(Random Numbers)

Source: Stack Exchange

However, Borderlands 2 has Steam cloud saving, so if your last PC was connected to the internet, it should've periodically synced Borderlands 2's saves to the steam cloud, and they should be there upon relaunching the game after reinstall. Steam Cloud also saves your saves in:

C:\Program Files\Steam\userdata\UserID\20920\Remote Check if there is any content in the remote map. In this map, Cloud stores your cloud savegames.

Source: Steam forums

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  • "My Documents, Pictures, and Music Folders were on the 1TB drive, and about a month ago, my 1TB drive failed." :(
    – Luna
    Sep 15, 2016 at 13:31
  • @Luna "However, Borderlands 2 has Steam cloud saving, so if your last PC was connected to the internet, it should've periodically synced Borderlands 2's saves to the steam cloud, and they should be there upon relaunching the game after reinstall. " Sep 15, 2016 at 13:32
  • I should elaborate on that statement more. Basically before, Borderlands was saving to D:\Documents, and now it's not saving to C:(SSD) or H:(Old Drive)
    – Luna
    Sep 15, 2016 at 13:32
  • There are no saves accessible in borderlands, but steam claims to have saves.
    – Luna
    Sep 15, 2016 at 13:33
  • Have you tried looking in the steam cloud location? It might be there. Sep 15, 2016 at 13:34

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