The PC Gaming Wiki says they're supposed to be in:


Which for me, seems to be:

/home/[name]/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/1158850/pfx/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam

But inside there, I can't find the gear_## files that Steam Remote Storage is clearly picking up, and are there and operating, since I've saved 20+ saves and been able to reload.

Along with a search of my computer being unable to locate the files, but that might be just not letting the search run long enough. Or is it that I'm using Proton 7.[something] instead of the default Proton since the default breaks the videos?

  • There must be some tool which can help you find the savegame. Maybe strace, ltrace, and/or lsof. If you don't use the right options, though, strace or ltrace will give you too much and/or not enough output. Nov 21, 2022 at 1:32
  • Why do you want to find your save file(s)? Nov 21, 2022 at 1:33
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    @Batophobia - Yeah, but for my Ubuntu, it has a blank in that spot?
    – Malady
    Dec 16, 2022 at 2:59
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    @l3l_aze - You say as if I were not just waiting for someone to tell me! If you hadn't said anything, it might've been another year or more until someone spoke up! Self-answering then, but thanking you lots!
    – Malady
    Dec 26, 2023 at 1:01
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    Very welcome :) Just glad we were able to combine powers to solve it, lol.
    – l3l_aze
    Dec 26, 2023 at 1:35

2 Answers 2


Thanks to @l3l_aze for their comment:

Did you read the info in the Notes on PCGW? Don't have the game to test, but this seems relevant.

Following the link gives:

Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata//1158850/

Because that's it! My saves were at:



On my debian linux distro, where Steam is installed via snap, some Steam save-files are located at:


Where ~ is /home/[user name]/


~/snap/steam/common/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Beneath a Steel Sky/Saves

However, as @l3l-aze points out, many games write save-files to different locations.

E.i. I also have XCOM2 and Cities Skylines installed but neither seems to keep save-files in that directory.

├── Beneath a Steel Sky
│   ├── BASS.ini
│   ├── SKY
│   ├── Saves
│   └── ScummVM
├── Cities_Skylines
│   ├── Cities Skylines - Digital Artbook.pdf
│   ├── Cities Skylines - Soundtrack
│   ├── Cities.x64
│   ├── Cities_Data
│   ├── Files
│   ├── LauncherAssets
│   ├── Mono
│   ├── ThirdPartyLicenses.txt
│   ├── Tools
│   ├── dowser
│   ├── launcher-installer-linux
│   └── launcher-settings.json
└── XCOM 2
    ├── XCOM2.sh
    ├── XCOM2WotC
    ├── __MACOSX
    ├── bin
    ├── lib
    └── share
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    This is with Steam installed via Snap whereas OP seems to have used the default Steam installer. Also, that's usually just the folder for apps installed via Steam and not where most games actually store their save data.
    – l3l_aze
    Dec 25, 2023 at 22:27

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