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Where does the saved data go when you install a game?


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I have downloaded and installed "Plants VS Zombies" a while back. I had decided to do a clean installation of the operating system, and saved the .dmg file. However, my saved data was all erased.

I am still sort of new to the iMac, and was curious where such saved data was stored on the system.

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Most games save their data to:

MacIntosh HD/Users/your user name/Library/Application Support/Name of the game

It should be in a folder that's the same name as the game.
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thanks for the quick reply. I found it. I've been looking all over for that too.

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Just for future reference, I've also had game data saved in the Documents folder; the main one inside your name.
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i bought plants vs zombies for my mom. thought she would have fun with it. she couldnt figure it out and said there was no instruction how to play. maybe she just wasnt looking in the right spot. either way she thought the game was stupid. oh well i tried.
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Most games save their data to:

MacIntosh HD/Users/your user name/Library/Application Support/Name of the game

It should be in a folder that's the same name as the game.
Doesn't seem right, get info shows games like call of duty at 100 mb....
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Note that the above is for "most games" as I stated.

I've never played "Call of Duty" so it's possible that it uses a different location. Size of the game and save data doesn't matter. It's up to the developer where to store it. However, the standard is as I answered above.
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Some games will stores saved data in a folder inside the main Applications folder if I remember correctly. If these games are storing cache files the folders can take up space quickly. Perhaps that is what's happening with COD.

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