BG3 Save File Location (& How To Delete Saves)

Here's how to quick save and manual/autosave Baldur's Gate 3. Plus, know the BG3 save file location on your PC & how to delete saves too.

There’s a lot to do in Baldur’s Gate 3 from trying to save the girl in the pod to opening Overgrown Ruins and more and players may want to know how to quick save in Baldur’s Gate 3 so that they can load and replay parts of the game. There are choices and consequences in BG3, and you might want to quick save and start over if you feel like it. Also in combat, you might want to restart if you feel things are not going in your favor.  Thankfully, it’s possible and this guide will walk you through the steps.

Apart from that, we will also look at the BG3 save file location and how to delete saves as well.

How to Quick Save in Baldur’s Gate 3


Simply go ahead and press F5 on the keyboard to quick save in BG3. Yup, just one button will do the trick.

When you do this, the game will save and then you can open that save file. For that, you need to press F8 or you can click on the Load Game option. This feature is perfect for those who want to get the most out of this game in terms of possibilities.

How to Save (Auto Save & Manual Save)

Apart from the quick save, there’s the dependable auto-save feature that will work its magic. It will show up before entering combat and after finding a new area. This will be shown with a notification on the screen.

For saving Baldur’s Gate 3 manually, you need to pause the game by pressing Esc and then click on Save Game. Pick a new save slot or overwrite an older one.

BG3 Save File Location

  • Type %AppData% on your Windows search and go to the AppData folder.
  • Head to Local > Larian Studios > Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • Delete the BG3 folder from here.
  • Go to Steam > right-click on BG3 > head to Properties and turn off Cloud Saves to ensure that the files are really deleted.

How to Delete Baldur’s Gate 3 Save Files

Since the final game has launched, you might want to find and delete your early access save files of BG3 to avoid conflict with early access files or errors.

Here’s the save file location and how to delete save files in BG3 (in-game):

  1. Launch the game and click on Load Game from the menu.
  2. Choose your character’s name.
  3. You will see the save files under a drop-down menu.
  4. Click on the save you want to delete and click on Delete to confirm your action.

In case this doesn’t do the trick, uninstall the early access version of the game and reinstall after the full launch.

Now that you know how to quick save in Baldur’s Gate 3, how auto-save and manual save works and how to delete save files, read our other Baldur’s Gate III guides that will help you in your adventure.