Borderlands 3: Save Location, Importing and Backing Up


GamingBorderlands 3: Save Location, Importing and Backing Up

In Borderlands 3, your save files are stored locally on your computer. There are a few reasons you might want to find your Save Game File. Firstly, you can do back-ups, so that in the event that you try to install mods or edit files, you can revert to a previous save. 

You can also use a Save Editor, which will allow you to edit different aspects of your game, such as level, experience rate and more. Finally, you might want to transfer your save file between systems, or download a save file from online to start using.

Below, we’ve put together a quick guide for finding your Borderlands 3 Save Files on PC. This guide should be compatible with both Steam and Epic Games versions. For more Borderlands 3 Guides & Best-of content for PS4, PC and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here

Borderlands 3 Saves

The default save location for Borderlands 3 is in your Documents folder. Specifically at \Documents\My Games\Borderlands 3\Saved\SaveGames. Inside, you will find folders, with each of them representing your characters in-game.

A screenshot from Borderlands 3

You can make a backup of these saves by copying them somewhere, for example, your desktop. Later on, you can import saves again by simply pasting them into back the SaveGames folder. 

If you have downloaded a save file online, such as a 100% complete save, then place it into your SavedGames folder and boot up Borderlands 3. Head to the character selection screen, and the character should be available to play.

Whilst it’s recommended to delete any characters from inside Borderlands 3, you can also delete them from this folder. However it’s currently unknown if this will have any negative effects.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!