How to Transfer Fallout Shelter Save Files from PC to Windows 10

A couple of weeks back, Fallout Shelter released for Xbox One and Windows 10 as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere program. The beauty of this release is that players can carry their progress and achievements back and forth between both platforms.

It should be noted that Fallout Shelter already released on PC last July. This raises the question of whether it is possible to carry forth the progress made on the simple PC version of Fallout Shelter to the new Windows 10 version. The answer is yes, there is.

  • Locate your old save file: Documents\my games\Fallout Shelter\VaultX.sav (X is the slot in which your Vault has been saved)
  • Copy this on your desktop
  • Install the Play Anywhere version from the Windows Store
  • Start the Windows Store version and create a new Vault.
  • Save, exit to the Main Menu, and quit.
  • Enter the following in the address bar of File Explorer: C:\Users\YOUR_NAME\AppData\Local\Packages
  • Sort by date modified (descending) and you will see a folder named something like: BethesdaSoftworks.FalloutShelter
  • Inside, traverse through the folders: SystemAppData\wgs\ and you’ll come across a large sequence of numbers
  • There will be three files in the end
  • Copy the name of the file with the largest size
  • Rename your original save file on the desktop so that it matches the one we just located
  • Example: Vault1.sav will be renamed to BB81E4B38B64413D9D5C886B7F9B580B (Note to remove the .sav extension)
  • Replace and overwrite the file in the folder with the renamed desktop version
  • Launch Fallout Shelter from the Windows Store and your Vault should appear
  • Happy Vaulting

There is also a simple guide of transferring Fallout Shelter save files from PC to mobile devices. You can go through that here.

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