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Question about Technical Questions How can I back up the saved games?


Please go to the Catan - Cities & Knights installation folder:


Depending on the Windows version you are using, you will find the files in the following folder:

  • Old Installer (up to and including 1.230):
    C:\Program Files\Catan\Catan - Cities and Knights\Client\
    or alternatively in C:\Program Files (x86)\
  • New installer (1.231 or newer):
    • Windows XP:
      C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Applicatan Data\CatanSuR\Client\
    • Windows Vista / Windows 7:

To access this folder, open the Windows Explorer via the start menu (Start / (All) Programs / Accessories) or by simultaneously pressing Win-E (the Windows key on the lower left of your keyboard together with the letter E). The “Catan - Cities & Knights” program folder in the Windows start menu also contains a shortcut.

Mac OS X:

Please switch to your home directory by pressing Cmd-Shift-H in the Finder. In it you will find your personal “Applications” folder containing the “Catan” folder, which, in turn, contains the “Catan - Cities & Knights” application icon. Right-click on this icon (or click on it while holding down the Ctrl key) and select “Show package content.” From there, go to /Contents/Resources/CSR/Client.

The saved games can be found in two folders:


and (!)


The entire content of both folders has to be saved, otherwise the saved games cannot be restored.