Where is the save file location? I've upgraded to Windows 8 and am barely been able to start the game. After some tweaks with compatibility, the game starts, but all my configs and saves are gone.

Where do I need to look to find my save files?

2 Answers 2


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

Source: PC Gaming Wiki's Borderlands 2 article

  • I see my save file is dated from Oct 24... It's like the game don't see it, how can I force the game to load from this location then ?
    – Warface
    Commented Oct 28, 2012 at 4:12
  • @Warface How many folders with random numbers do you see in the 'SaveData' folder? You might need to transfer the contents of the older folder to a newer one, if there are multiple, random number folders. Commented Oct 28, 2012 at 4:16
  • Only 1 folder with 1 random number.
    – Warface
    Commented Oct 28, 2012 at 4:17
  • @Warface Try starting a new game and then saving, see if it creates a new 'random number' folder in the 'SaveData' folder. If a new folder was created, try transferring the contents of the old folder to it. (Also backup the only 'random number' directory to another location before trying, just to make sure it does not get overwritten.) Commented Oct 28, 2012 at 4:25
  • Well I'll try when the game will be playable, when I select new game the intro is lagging like hell. UNPLAYABLE on Win8 what a shame...
    – Warface
    Commented Oct 28, 2012 at 4:29

Save Files / Save Games:

  • Windows: %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\SaveData\
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Borderlands 2/WillowGame/SaveData/
  • Linux: ~/Library/Application Support/RogueLegacy/

To find the path

  • Windows: Open file explore > Paste the path > Press enter
  • Mac: Command + SHIFT + G > Paste the path > Press go

Configuration Files:

  • Windows: %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\Config\
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Borderlands 2/WillowGame/Config/
  • Linux: $XDG_DATA_HOME/aspyr-media/borderlands 2/willowgame/config/

Source: FileLocations

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .