Where are Cities Skylines saves?

Let’s take look on Cities Skylines save folders. This could be good if you are YouTuber / Streamer or moder and you need to backup your saves from Cities Skylines. But be avare machination with saves could destroy cities which you build.

Save folders on Windows

To find folder with saves on Windows you need to open this folder:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Colossal Order\Cities_Skylines\Saves

Probably you could have problem that you can’t see save folders. Then you must select “show hidden folders” in settings of your operation system. After that you will see appData and Colossal Order in path above.

Save folders on MacBook

To find folder with saves on MacBook you need to open this folder:

/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Colossal Order/Cities_Skylines/Saves

In mine MacBook I can’t find this folder by clicking. So I’m using Shift + Command + G for open direct search of folder. After that I go to ~/Library/Application Support/Colossal Order/ and there I could see save games.

Save folders on Linux

To find folders with saves on Linux you need to open this folder:

$XDG_DATA_HOME/Colossal Order/Cities_Skylines/Saves

All saves on Linux is oriented by $XDG_DATA_HOME which defines the base directory relative to which user-specific data files should be stored. If you work with Linux then you probably know where are your saves.

Save folders in cloud?

Best way for me is saving game on cloud because I’m playing Cities Skylines from mine MacBook and from GeForce Now which is good for cloud gaming. But there doesn’t work mods. So If I play with mods I can’t use clouds in GeForce Now.

Where are stored screenshots?

If you make screenshots with Shift + F12 then you could see screenshots in folder /screenshots at the same level as saves as I described above. If you make screenshots with F12 then you will find your screenshots in basic Steam screens folder.

Where are saved mods and addons?

If you have saved some mods from Steam Workshop then you could find this mods in basic Steam folders directory which could be Steam folder / steamapps / workshop / content / 255710 but this depends on your installation.

Or if we will talks about addons they you could find in /addons folder which is on same level as /screenshots or /saves in Cities Skylines folder.

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