I'd like to backup my Plants vs. Zombies savegames.

Where are they saved?

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Steam version

  • Vista/Window 7: C:\ProgramData\Steam\PlantsVsZombies\userdata
  • XP: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\plants vs zombies\userdata

Non-Steam version

  • Vista/Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\PopCap Games\PlantsVsZombies\userdata
  • XP: C:\Program Files\PopCap Games\Plants vs. Zombies\userdata

So, locate the files on the computer you're currently playing on. Then, copy all of the .dat files into the directory on the computer you want to start playing on (in my case, I copied them from the netbook to the desktop). Note that this will overwrite any progress on the target computer, but you probably figured that already.

Note: I can't vouch for XP, but in my Windows 7 + Steam scenario, the 'C:\ProgramData\Steam\PlantsVsZombies\userdata' folder is hidden. I had to turn on viewing of hidden files: Computer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View > Show hidden files, folders, and drives (works in Vista too). In XP it's My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View > Show hidden files — or something like that.

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    If you bought the game elsewhere than Steam, it will save its game under ProgramData\Reflexive\PlantsVsZombies\userdata
    – DrFish
    Commented Nov 6, 2011 at 14:17

I found my saved games in this folder: C:\ProgramData\Reflexive\PlantsVsZombies\userdata.


I can't speak for Steam or other re-sellers of the Plants vs. Zombies game, but if you purchased it from Popcap Games (the creators), the saved game is in the following location:

  • Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Vista: C:\ProgramData\Plants vs. Zombies\userdata

  • XP: C:\Program Files\Plants vs. Zombies\userdata


I found it in "C:\ProgramData\PopCap Games\PlantsVsZombies\userdat

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