Terraria Save Locations: Characters, Worlds, Config, Mods & More

Character Saves, World Saves, Mods Folder, Config Files, Screenshot Folder

Terraria is a sandbox game in which players are free to set their own objectives, unlocking different areas of content as they progress through the game. There are a number of missions that players can choose to complete and these are labelled according to their difficulty.

The game was developed by Re-Logic and sets itself in the action-adventure market. Some of the platforms that the game is available on include Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac OS and Xbox One.

First released on the 16th May 2011 and with fairly positive reviews from players, Terraria has sold over 30 million copies so far. The game has received a review score of 10/10 on Steam and 83% on PC Gamer, with fans speaking highly of its RPG style and content; however, comments have been made on its violent nature which has been deemed inappropriate by some for children.

Character Save File Location

Your save game location for character files in Terraria is easy to access, but it does vary depending on the operating system you're using to play Terraria. See help for your OS below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you're using Steam Cloud, see Steam Cloud help at the bottom of this section (under Linux), rather than help specific to your operating system below.

Windows

On Windows, your player save files will be located in the following folder:

%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Terraria\Players

Simply paste the above path into your File Explorer address bar (at the top) and hit ENTER to quickly go to the folder. If that path doesn't exist, see Steam Cloud help as you likely have it enabled.

Mac

Mac versions of Terraria store player save files in the following folder:

~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/Players

Open up a Finder window, press COMMAND + SHIFT + G at the same time, paste the above path into the text field, and hit Go to go to your save file location.

Linux

On Linux, you can find your character save files in the below directory:

~/.local/share/Terraria/Players

Steam Cloud (All Operating Systems) (Character)

If you're using Steam Cloud, you'll find your character save files at the following path:

Steam Library Folder > userdata > a folder named after your Steam3ID > 105600 > remote > players

World File Save Location

Like character save files, world save files for Terraria are easy to get to. Find instructions to locate yours below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you're using Steam Cloud, see Steam Cloud help at the bottom of this section (under Linux), rather than help specific to your operating system below.

Windows

Windows editions of Terraria on Steam will save their world files in this folder:

%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Terraria\Players

To quickly jump to that path, hit WINDOWS + R on your keyboard to open a Run window, paste %UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Terraria\Players into the text field, and hit OK.

If that path doesn't exist, see Steam Cloud help as you likely have it enabled.

Mac

The world save files folder on Macs can be found at the following path:

~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/Worlds

To access this folder quickly, all you need to do is:

  1. Open up a Finder window
  2. Press COMMAND + SHIFT + G to open up the Go option
  3. Paste ~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/Worlds into the text field
  4. Click Go

Linux

Linux-based operating systems store their world saves at this path:

~/.local/share/Terraria/Worlds

Steam Cloud (All Operating Systems) (World)

If you're using Steam Cloud, you'll find your world save files at the following path:

Steam Library Folder > userdata > a folder named after your Steam3ID > 105600 > remote > world

Config File Location

See help to locate your config.json file for your operating system below.

Windows

Windows versions of Terraria store the config file in this folder:

%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Terraria

Paste the above path into your File Explorer address bar to jump to it.

Mac

Mac versions of Terraria store the config file in this folder:

~/Library/Application Support/Terraria

Open up Finder, press COMMAND + SHIFT + G, paste ~/Library/Application Support/Terraria into the text field and click Go to access that folder.

Linux

When playing Terraria on a Linux operating system, your config.json file will be in this directory:

~/.local/share/Terraria

Mods Folder

As there is more than one modding tool for Terraria, this question is multifaceted. Because the mod popular mod loader, by far, is tModLoader, we have assumed this is the modding tool you are using. See help for your operating system below.

Windows

On Windows, your Terraria mods folder will be at:

%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Terraria\ModLoader

Paste that path into the address bar of File Explorer to access it.

If there's nothing in that folder, look in %UserProfile%\Documents\My Games for a folder that has mod in its name. If there's no luck with that, try looking in your Terraria files within your Steam library.

Mac

On Macs, Terraria mods from tModLoader are located in this folder:

~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/ModLoader

To access that folder, open a Finder window, press COMMAND + SHIFT + G, paste ~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/ModLoader into the text field, and click Go.

Linux

Linux editions of Terraria have their mods folder at this path:

~/.local/share/Terraria/ModLoader

Screenshot Folder

Your screenshots taken through the Terraria camera tool are located in the following folders:

Windows:

%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Terraria\Captures

Paste the above path into the address bar of File Explorer to quickly jump to it.

Mac:

~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/Captures

Open up Finder, press COMMAND + SHIFT + G, paste ~/Library/Application Support/Terraria/Captures into the text field and click Go to access that folder.

Linux:

~/.local/share/Terraria/Captures

Steam Screenshots

If you've taken your screenshots via Steam and not via the camera tool, see this guide to locate your Terraria screenshots folder.