You might not have known this, but Steam synchronizes a lot of your saved files to its servers for easy access. This means if you uninstall a game and reinstall it again, the tile will automatically download the save files from the Steam servers. Now, there is another way to get these saved files. Yes, you can download them from your preferred web browser as well, which is a nice touch from the folks at Valve. The question is, how can we get this done? Well, this is exactly what we’re going to discuss right now.
How to download Steam Cloud Saves to PC
Let us see how to download your Saved Games from Steam Cloud to your Windows PC using the Sync feature. Getting this feature up and running is a simple affair. So, let us look at how to do it before we move on to other steps.
- Open the Steam app on Windows
- Navigate to Properties
- Enable the Sync games feature
1] Open the Steam app on Windows
OK, so to begin, you must fire up the Steam app on Windows. By default, Steam after installation will auto-start, but if that is not the case, then open it via the Desktop, Task Manager, or Start Menu.
2] Navigate to Properties
Just go to your games’ library, then right-click on the title you want to sync, and from there, select Properties.
3] Enable the Sync games feature
After firing up the Properties section, click on the General tab, and once that is done, be sure that “Keep games saves in the Steam Cloud for Game” option is enabled by checking the box next to it.
Steam Cloud option is not available
We should point out that if no Steam Cloud option is available, then it simply means the game is not supported.
- Launch your web browser
- Visit the official Steam Cloud page
- Select the preferred game from the list
- Download the game files
To begin, you must first fire up your favorite web browser. As long as the browser is supported, you should have little to no problems at all.
OK, so the next step t take here, is to visit the official Steam Cloud page by clicking on https://store.steampowered.com/account/remotestorage. Visiting the page will showcase a list of games that are currently storing saved files on Steam Cloud.
Find the correct game on the list and from there, click on the Show Files button to the right of it. This will load a new page right away.
When it comes down to getting the game files on your computer, you must click on the Download button to the right of the file name.
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Does Steam Cloud have a limit?
At the moment, Valve hasn’t set a limit for cloud save data for a Steam account. While each game has its own size limit, it’s not something you have to worry about. But, you should keep cleaning your Steam Cloud storage regularly. Otherwise, there would be plenty of unnecessary files and unwanted backups.
Where are Steam Cloud saves stored?
Steam cloud files are saved locally to a default location. On Windows, the default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata. For macOS, cloud files are stored locally under ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/userdata. The game-specific cloud files are stored under the appID folder of the game in the steamID (corresponds to Steam account) folder.