I'm planning on buying articy:draft 3. I want to keep my projects local only and do my own backups. I don't want anything from my projects to be saved to the cloud. Is it possible to disable it for certain games and apps?

  • You can certainly disable it altogether. That should accomplish the goal, as described.
    – Steve-O
    Jun 18, 2018 at 12:54
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    @Steve-O Not really, seeing how I'm asking about disabling it only for certain games/apps, not for all.
    – user181983
    Jun 18, 2018 at 12:57

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Yes, but you have to do it manually for each game you want to disable Steam Cloud for. Example taken from Gearbox Software (Borderlands 2):

  1. In your Steam Library, right-click on Borderlands 2 and select "Properties."
  2. Click the "Updates" tab.
  3. Uncheck "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for Borderlands 2."
  4. Click "Close."

So you just have to follow these guidelines, replacing "Borderlands 2" with the game you want to disable Steam Cloud for.

Screenshot from my Steam Library, showing the option. enter image description here

  • is it stilll possible? I don't see this checkbox under "updates" in Unravel settings in the newest Steam.
    – Line
    Feb 14, 2022 at 8:14
  • it seems Unravel is a game managed by Origin (EA), so it won't have a Steam Cloud option. I checked for a game on my Steam Library, and yes it still has the option. Link for Unravel: crinrict.com/blog/2016/02/everything-about-your-saves.html
    – V4karian
    Feb 18, 2022 at 15:45
  • hmm, but my saves were automatically transferred to the other machine. if not Steam, what would do that - Origin? thanks for checking anyway!
    – Line
    Feb 19, 2022 at 16:26
  • @Line yes, Origin does it too (that's the whole point of cloud saves btw). If you're still blocked, I recommend you start a new topic with the "origin" tag.
    – V4karian
    Mar 4, 2022 at 16:37
  • oh, I see :) thanks a lot
    – Line
    Mar 5, 2022 at 17:04

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