SOLVED: Hollow Knight Save Location

Save File Location

Hollow Knight sets itself in the action-adventure market, with a storyline based in fictional land named ‘hollownest’. As an exploration game, players take on the role of a Hollow Night to discover the different areas of the kingdom in order to solve an ancient mystery.

The game has received an extremely positive response from players with a review score of 90% on Metacritic and 9/10 on Steam. Highpoints of the game involve its animations, immersive sound effects and free DLCs; however, some players have noted that the challenging nature of the game can be particularly brutal at times.

First released on 24th February 2017, Hollow Knight is run on Unity Engine and was developed by Team Cherry. The game was first made available for Windows, macOS, and Linux in 2017 but has since been extended to platforms including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Hollow Knight Save Game Location

Your Hollow Knight save files are stored in .dat form. They aren't hard to locate, but the steps to do so vary by operating system. Find help specific to yours below.


On Windows, you can locate your Hollow Knight save game files in this folder:

%AppData%\..\LocalLow\Team Cherry\Hollow Knight

Don't know what to do with that path? Fear not! Just follow these steps:

  1. Press WINDOWS + R on your keyboard to open a Run window
  2. Paste %AppData%\..\LocalLow\Team Cherry\Hollow Knight into the text field
  3. Hit OK
  4. And that's you in your save file folder!


Mac installations of Hollow Knight create save files in this folder:

~/Library/Application Support/unity.Team Cherry.Hollow Knight

To access that folder, follow these steps:

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Press COMMAND + SHIFT + G on your keyboard
  3. Paste ~/Library/Application Support/unity.Team Cherry.Hollow Knight into the text field
  4. Hit Go
  5. Voila!


On Linux, your Hollow Knight save files will be in this folder:

~/.config/unity3d/Team Cherry/Hollow Knight