Questions tagged [steam-cloud]

Steam Cloud is a file sharing service, allowing games that support it to access their data from any machine running the Steam client. Saves, settings, profiles, and similar data can be stored by games that support it.

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Why does the "Unable to Sync" pop-up window appear even though I have Steam Cloud Synchronization disabled?

Just a few days ago I started noticing this pop-up while playing Resident Evil 4 on Steam: I am not sure why this started happening only recently, as I have not made any changes in my settings, and ...
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Steam "cloud out of date" while starting Leaf Blower Revolution

I play the Steam version of Leaf Blower Revolution on both my desktop and my laptop. At the moment I am able to start the game on laptop. However, when I try to start the game on desktop it tells me &...
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How can I validate that Steam Cloud is up to date?

I have previously played Elden Ring but found after a reinstall that some of my characters were lost, even though I am completely sure that before deleting the game for the reinstall, the cloud status ...
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Can you share save files on Steam Family Share to other accounts?

I've been playing on my brother's Steam account for a long time and it's about time I should get my own Steam account now, but looking up the Family Share it keeps saying that everyone will have their ...
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How can I restore my Baldur's Gate 2 EE save games from Steam cloud save?

According to this answer and given the information shown here, my Baldur's Gate 2 save games should be on Steam cloud. However, the game doesn't show them... how can I access my Steam cloud saves?
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Delete files from steam cloud

I want to delete certain files inside Steam cloud save for a certain game Steam\userdata\SteamID\AppID I have no problem to change any file. This is as easy as starting game, changing file and then ...
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Saves replace newer saves with older ones when Online after being in Offline Mode?

A few times, now, I've made progress in a game while in Offline Mode, because my flaky internet makes Steam give me that option from time to time. That's fine. But, if I boot Steam up again in ...
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My Team Fortress 2's userconfig.cfg has gone AWOL

For whatever reason, I do not have a userconfig.cfg file. Nothing I have done so far has completely restored the file (in order): Taking another game's userconfig.cfg file and putting it into the TF2 ...
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How can I get my Steam Cloud saves without installing the game?

I currently started a new game on Saints Row: Gat out of Hell from GOG. Since you can import your character from the old Saints Row 4 savegames, I need my data that is stored on Steam Cloud. Because ...
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How can I cancel Steam's cloud sync?

Is there a way to cancel a Steam cloud sync upload and start a game before it finishes syncing? I don't want to permanently disable cloud sync. Situation: Play a Steam game. Exit the game. Decide to ...
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How do I restore a saved game in Steam?

I recently formatted my PC, and I installed Steam from scratch. I have download some of the games that I had before, and Steam provided me the most recent save files for all of them (through the ...
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Is there a way to turn off Steam cloud saves for all Steam games?

I hate Steam cloud saves, they are awful. I know how to turn off Steam cloud for each game that supports it individually, but that's a super annoying and very inefficient way to do it. Since Steam ...
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Managing Steam game saves in gaming arcade environment

I am in the process of researching the viability of a VR gaming cafe. Since this would largely use games from Steam, I am looking at the capabilities of the Steam platform and what it allows. I am ...
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Grand Theft Auto V - cloud save? [duplicate]

Is the save file kept in Rockstar's cloud service, or is it stored locally on the hard drive?
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Keeping save files of steam games so i can do a fresh windows install

I want to perform a clean install of windows. Some of the steam games I own have save files that aren't stored to the Steam Cloud. How can I save these save files so I can continue my progress on them?...
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How do I clear Steam Cloud Sync files for a specific game?

I have some bad config data stored in Steam Cloud Sync for TF2. I've tried clearing all local files, passing in -autoexec as a launch option, and even doing a complete reinstall of the game and while ...
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What happens when you use all of your steam cloud save space?

When I'm playing, I like to quick-save a lot! Recently I've started playing a game that generates a new save file each time I hit the quick-save key and thus I've accumulated a large amount of save ...
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Sync specific files to the Steam Cloud

Is it possible to sync specific files (user input settings, progress) of a game that supports Steam Cloud to the Steam Cloud? For instance: during the week I play on a GTX 960M and during the ...
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Details about fallout nv savegames and steam (cloud?)

In order to clean up my C / Systemdrive a bit I figured out 800 MB of savegame files of my fallout new vegas game played steam. After reading a bit about options for moving them somewhere else and let ...
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Which saves are kept when I enable Steam Cloud synchronization?

More specifically, if I enable it after I've had it disabled for a while, will it save my offline saves to the cloud or will it pull the cloud data to my computer first? Also, if I have 2 different ...
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Can I uninstall my Steam games but still have the save?

I realize that there was a similar problem to this that was answered, but i want to be safe by asking this. I'm running extremely low on disk space and I'm thinking of buying games because of the ...
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Reset tf2 settings to default and update them in steam cloud

Yeah so a long long time ago I used Chris's High FPS config to get better framerates on a crap laptop, but ever since, every new computer I've had has broken sprays. Ideally I want to keep most my ...
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Show Windows games on the Steam homepage, even when using a Mac

I have both a Windows PC and a Mac. I use my PC for gaming, and my Mac for work. I browse Steam on my Mac. On the new Steam website, launched about a week ago, the homepage will show games based on ...
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Is there a way to force Steam Cloud to sync? [duplicate]

Right now, I have dual boot with Windows 7 and elementary OS(Linux), but my internet connection isn't working on Windows. I used to play Portal 2 a lot on Windows, and now I want to play it on Linux ...
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My server favorites and history are gone!

I got on Steam one day to realize that my favorites and history were completely cleared. I may have a backup, though. How do I restore it?
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How to continue playing Godus on different Computer?

I started playing Godus on my PC. Now I want to continue playing the same game on my Laptop. Is there a way to achieve this? Is the current state saved to Steam Cloud? Is there a file on the disk I ...
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Can I find out what data is in the Steam Cloud for my games?

Out of idle curiosity I'm interested to know what files the Steam Cloud contains for my games. Is there anyway of seeing this information, either via a Valve website or an application that maybe uses ...
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How to boost up my Steam download speed?

Well, there's a huge difference of speed I get while downloading from the Internet and downloading from Steam. I get like ups and downs speed, which actually most of the time is stuck at 0 bytes/ ...
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How to delete old DotA 2 item builds created before the guide system?

With the patch from 20 February the new guide system is online which provides skill builds and item builds. I have been using the online tool to create those builds, but my old itembuilds saved in \...
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Is there a quick way to delete saves off of the steam cloud?

I've been playing a Endless Space for a while now, and I've got quite a few saves saved up... Any way I can clean house and mass delete the ones I no longer need?
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Skyrim - Crashed Hard disk lost all local saves, steam cloud backed up nothing?

I've put many hours into skyrim but recently lost all my local save game files in my documents etc, to a Hard Drive crash. I reinstalled Skyrim hoping that steam cloud had something I could salvage ...
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How can I tell if a Steam game syncs my saved games to the Steam Cloud?

I've already seen this question and this one, but neither explicitly tells me whether a particular game syncs saved game files to the Steam Cloud. Do all Steam games with Steam Cloud enabled ...
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Syncing multiple Torchlight 2 Characters across multiple computers

As far as I know Torchlight 2 has Steam Cloud support, so you can sync your save games across multiple computers. Is it possible to play one character on one computer and an alternate character on ...
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How do I force a game to download saves Puzzle Quest from the Steam Cloud?

I have Puzzle Quest on Steam, and it supports Steam Cloud. I know that I had a save file in this game, but when I installed it and tried to play it, I did not have my saved game. I tried to uncheck ...
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Steam Cloud with two Steam accounts on one Windows account

My boyfriend and I both play most of our games through Steam. I recently wanted to play a game that we both own on his desktop, logged into his Windows account, but using my Steam account and getting ...
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How much available space per game in the Steam Cloud?

Is there a way to find out how much available space does a game have in the Steam Cloud (it seems that this varies depending on the game)? Also, is there a way to see how much of the available space ...
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Transferring saved games between steam accounts

My wife started playing Plants vs Zombies on my account. Now I'd like her to have it on her own account (so that her steam sesion wouldn't interfere with mine). I've found that question: Can I ...
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Prevent steamcloud updating keyboard config

I have a desktop computer with a big keyboard and a laptop with a laptop keyboard (both Macs). I'm left handed so I tend to configure the numeric keypad to do what the WSAD keys normally do so I can ...
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What does it mean if it shows a question mark over the Steam Cloud icon?

Looking at my games in List View, I noticed that it shows a question mark over some of them with whether or not they support the Steam Cloud. What does this mean?
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DOTA2 keeps forgetting my region

When ever I launch DOTA2 I have to reset the region, however I didn't have to do this on my laptop? Any ideas what maybe causing this? (I don't use any autoexec options)
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Can I get my Steam categories back?

During the Holiday sales, I logged in to Steam on a different computer (one powerful enough to actually run my games :). When I logged back in on my notebook, all of my categories except one were ...
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Is play time shared across PS3 and PC?

If I am playing Portal 2 on a PS3 activated with my Steam account, does play time get added to my stats in the same way as trophies/achievements?
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Studying abroad; Steam saves lost

I'm studying abroad for this semester, and I've noticed that all my Steam save games are gone. I don't use Steam very much, only for a small set of games like Torchlight, so I'm not well-versed on how ...
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What games save to the Steam Cloud?

Which games (except Torchlight) store the current state of the game to the Steam cloud? What is the Steam Cloud? Steam is Valve's online game purchasing and digital delivery service/platform. Steam ...
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