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kallekulle    10

Hey. I recently died in my world, and I'd like to reset everything. how?

With everything I mean:

no research done

new world

etc.

I use the steam version, but I what folder is the data saved in (path, anyone? Win7)

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It's located in "Program Files/Steam/userdata/[profile number]/219740/remote", though you'll (probably) have to turn off steam Cloud.

'profile' is research points (and character unlocks) and whatnot I believe, 'latest' is your current playable world, and 'restart' is the world you restart with.

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Little Teemo    15

try looking throught a fews folders with numbers, i found my randomly in there after the user data folder, i think deleting it from the remote folder will erase everything...im not sure though =/

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If it's for some reason that I can't possibly understand not 219740, the only thing I can suggest is looking at where the desktop shortcut icon of Don't Starve links to, it should go to 'steam://rungameid/219740'

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If it's not 219740 and instead some other number, I would look in the folder of that number.

The thing is that the number 219740 is the product number..key..thinggiemabob in steam for Don't Starve, so as far as I know it shouldn't be any other number, or could be any other number (this should work for every steam game shortcut icon)

Try doing a search in userdata/[profile number] for 219740.

If that doesn't work, I suppose you could just do a search for any folder named 219740 on what whatever drive(s) you use.

For actually deleting the data when you find the folder, what I do is un-tick "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for games which support it" in the "DOWNLOADS + CLOUD" tab of the Settings in Steam (see screenshot below).

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Then delete the folder 219740 (or cut it and paste it somewhere else if you want to return to the data at some point later)(this will reset all of your personal data for Don't Starve, so if you have some settings..set..differently, they'll revert back to default), load the game, make a new world, exit the game, tick "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for games which support it" and load the game again; it'll ask you whether or not you want to use the data from the cloud or the data saved on the computer

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selecting the data saved locally should overwrite the data on the cloud and you'll be completely good to go. I think. You could just not turn back on steam cloud data synchronization but that will effect anything else that uses steam cloud data synchronization. Basically what Full Metal Kirby said, just a tad more in-depth..

It's worked for me nearly every time (had problems syncing with the steam cloud one time).

This is just from my personal experience, so it might be different for other people and don't blame me if it all goes wrong and make sure to save the folder 219740 somewhere just in case. Or something *shrug*. I'm no expert though. I just hope this helps you with this.

Wow this ended up being a tutorial..Sorry about the long post

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Syd    233

As many requests as there are to completely reset everything, I think a "Nuke it all!" button should be added that would let people completely delete their saves instead of having to dig around for files and work around the cloud saves.

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Akrianna    0

Hey guys, this tutorial doesn't work for me - 
 

it'll ask you whether or not you want to use the data from the cloud or the data saved on the computer

 

It doesn't ask me and folder 219740 suddenly reappear - I have all the characters unlocked and I would like to start from the beggining with only Wilson unlocked :(

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ARamblingSpider    1536

Hey guys, this tutorial doesn't work for me - 

 

It doesn't ask me and folder 219740 suddenly reappear - I have all the characters unlocked and I would like to start from the beggining with only Wilson unlocked :(

JESUS CHRIST READ THE DATE OF THE THREAD MAN.

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the truthseeker    1561
As many requests as there are to completely reset everything, I think a "Nuke it all!" button should be added that would let people completely delete their saves instead of having to dig around for files and work around the cloud saves.
 
 
with a cool animation of the whole island being destroy!..that would be cool!
 

JESUS CHRIST READ THE DATE OF THE THREAD MAN.

 

 

 

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Morgan17    1305

Hey. I recently died in my world, and I'd like to reset everything. how?

With everything I mean:

no research done

new world

etc.

I use the steam version, but I what folder is the data saved in (path, anyone? Win7)

NO RESETTIN'!

-my words when I see this.

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Donke60    3103

Ok this is an old thread but I will post the solution here seeing that the video of the link was taken down by youtube.What you need to do is go into steam settings and turn of cloud sync then go into files go to Program Filesx86 find the steam folder then go to userdata then there will be a bunch of serial numbers for the game you have find the one that holds the don't starve game files and go to remote folder and find the text document labeled profile. and take it out of the folder this will erase all you profile data THATS ALL CHARACTERS I have not found a way to do it selectively yet. hope this helps

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forgot to list a step

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JanH    8202

Please do not necro threads older than 30 days, thank you. If you would like to create a new post, you can do so on the Don't Starve General Discussion forum.

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