Where to find the Sekiro Save File Location on PC

Save your Sekiro journey in more ways than one!

by Marc Magrini
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is one of From Software’s more unique games. Its lack of multiplayer forces fans to improve their skills on their own, ensuring their journey through the title is solely their own. As such, many players might grow attached to their completed save files, wanting to back them up just in case something goes wrong. That’s why it can be important to know where the Sekiro save location is on PC.

What is the Location of the Sekiro Save File on PC?

These are the steps you should take:

  • Find Sekiro’s folder located in Users/[your username]/AppData/Roaming. You might need to show Hidden Items in your file explorer to find the correct folders.
    • On Windows devices, you’ll find this path in the C drive. You can reach this location immediately by using the Start menu’s search function and typing %appdata% into it.
    • On Linux devices, you’ll find this path in steamapps/compatdata/814380/pfx/drive_c. If you’re using a Steam Deck, you’ll get to the steamapps folder through Home/.local/share/Steam.
  • Enter the Sekiro folder to find at least one folder with a jumble of letters. This folder will contain a .sl2 file and a similarly named .bak file. These are your save files.
    • If you play the game through family sharing, you might have more than one folder with this jumble of letters. Back up both folders if you want all of your separate accounts to be kept safe!

While Sekiro does indeed have Cloud Storage thanks to Steam, the actual files for the game can be found in the Roaming folder on Windows. You’ll come across a folder simply named “Sekiro” where you’re likely to find a graphics configuration file and at least one folder with a jumble of letters as its name. This folder is tied to your Steam User ID, and entering it will lead you to find a file with the .sl2 extension. This is your save file, and backing it up will let you keep it on hand for later.

You might also find a similarly named file with .bak as its extension, which is used to verify the .sl2 file. Make sure to keep both of them around! This will be helpful if you want to make alternate choices or mess around with the game files, as Dark Souls III isn’t the only From Software game with a great number of mods.

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It’s possible to reach a similar folder on Linux devices as well. You’ll need to enter the steamapps folder, then compatdata, and then the folder that corresponds to your game ID. In Sekiro’s case, the ID is 814380. A “pfx” folder will be found within followed by a “drive_c” folder, which will mimic Windows’s file pathing from there. Keep these steps in mind, and you’ll be able to save your progress both in and outside of the game!

- This article was updated on April 10th, 2023

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Marc has been a freelance writer for Attack of the Fanboy since 2022. He's most familiar with Nintendo franchises such as Mario, Pokémon, and Kirby, but he's well-versed in action-packed titles like Monster Hunter and the Souls games. With each article he publishes, Marc looks to improve his skills and make himself known as a top-quality writer, providing valuable tips and information that others might unknowingly ignore.