DOOM (2016) (a.k.a DOOM 4) is fantastic. The nostalgic factor with the classic levels was very nice, even though finding them was very annoying in some levels. I admit I cheated by watching where they are since I didn’t want to spent hours watching every inch of the level. I prefer to shoot and kill monsters instead! While playing a crash made me loose all the upgrades, I could still see the unlocked levels and use all the guns but all the upgrades were gone. Thankfully I was at level 5 and I didn’t find all the secrets and I would replay them anyway but still, I lost many hours. When I searched about the issue I found out that this specific scenario happened to many players. There are already threads for this so I didn’t post it earlier but I decided to warn the Doom players also.

How to backup

The base path where the save games are is: %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base

Inside the savegame folder you can find a folder which name is numbers. Every time you stop playing, go to savegame folder and zip the entire folder (to also save some space).

How to restore a backup

The restore has one step more than the backup. The first is to extract the latest zip to your savegame folder. The second is to do the same but in the temporary folder. In the base path, there is a generated folder and then a temp folder. Inside temp folder you can see the same savegame folder as in the base path. Extract the zip also there or better delete existing folder and then unzip.

A savegame for finished game

The following file is the savegame for the completed DOOM. It has finished single player, all guns with full upgrades, all secrets found, all collectibles, all runes upgraded and all challenges completed. If you lost your progress, you can use this save file. First slot is the corrupted one so don’t use it. Also, the number is not mine, I found that by searching a number that is used in another thread. You have to rename the folder if it is not the same id. I have 25 save files while backing up my progress. If someone doesn’t want everything unlocked but prefers to continue at a point close his progress before the crash let me know through a commend and I will provide a different savegame.

DOOM 2016 Finished

DOOM 2016 All Save Games

DOOM (2016) – Backup your save games – Save game of fully finished game

40 thoughts on “DOOM (2016) – Backup your save games – Save game of fully finished game

  • December 26, 2016 at 05:38

    Hey! Thanks for this! I had a weird bug that corrupted my save after I restarted a mission. I had all collectibles and 100% on all levels up til the Lazurus level. Do you have something around there? Thanks!

  • January 2, 2017 at 14:31

    is it possible that you have a save for up to Argent Tower with 100% secrets unlocked for previous ones?

    i would replay but time is tight, and i want to finish the campaign instead of starting over. thanks in advance!

  • January 2, 2017 at 22:42

    It’s been a while since I created the save games and I don’t remember which one is on which level. If you like I can send you all the save games (around 20) and figure out which one is before Argent Tower.

  • January 8, 2017 at 20:27

    Hello, I have the same problem. I was trying to play your saved games, but both slots are “file corrupted” ๐Ÿ™

    The game is great, but it crashed in half progress and I am not going to play it from the start ๐Ÿ™

  • January 8, 2017 at 23:24

    Hi, did you rename my save games with the same names as your old saved games? The folder name is the ID so it should be your ID.

  • February 14, 2017 at 18:33

    Thank you so much – I was just in hell literally in the game and while trying to work out how these save files keep corrupting !! This whole dev mode / cloud saves / crashing during load has been insane – literally one of the only negatives about this otherwise amazing game…
    Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for making your 100% complete save file available for download – the fact there dont even seem to be level selection cheats in DEV mode is bizzare…
    Seriously Bethseda should pay your web hosting – you are doing the DOOM / PC gaming community a huge service with this…
    Really hope the get this sorted in the future – Nostalgic yet modern fun – can’t wait for more , bring on DOOM II remake + QUAKE 1 remake ๐Ÿ˜€

  • March 20, 2017 at 18:49

    Hello my friend! Today my savegame files got corrupted and I just wanna continue the campaing without starting over again. Could you send me all your backup savegame files? I was laying in the Sanctum level! Thank you so much! you are the best!!!!

  • April 3, 2017 at 05:59

    Hi Michalis! I was in Level 6: Kadingir Sanctum and my PC crash and saved file got corrupted. Can you please send me savegame files up to level 6 please. Thank you very much.

  • April 3, 2017 at 18:47

    I will upload all my save games since I get many requests. Unfortunately I don’t remember the level for each save game.

  • June 13, 2017 at 17:53

    Hey man. Cheers for creating this page.

    My internet went down during the Argent Tower level. I carried on playing as I wasn’t actually aware this had happened, however some sound effects had gone mute. I got to the top of the tower and played the cut scene where Olivia was all bloodied and got sucked up into the air, and as the sound was bugged I decided to exit the game and restart. I was then stuck in between the two sliding doors at the top of the tower. Got a vid here

    I tried restoring old saves, and then done messed things up. Ended up with a save file back on the second level!

    Any chance you could post me a save file at the checkpoint at the top of the tower? Also, I was playing on ultra-violence, if that makes any difference? I’d obviously like to exactly where I left off. I still have all the things I collected thus far.

    Anyway, any help would be much appreciated.


  • June 13, 2017 at 19:31

    Ouch, I didn’t write where each save game is but I didn’t play in ulta-violence. Either restart the mission or a previous checkpoint. I played each level several times, especially when they got corrupted. I know it is annoying but this is Doom and it is fun playing it. You will miss it after you are done.

  • June 16, 2017 at 13:52

    Hey man after I copy the saves to the folder it is still saying they are corrupt, am I doing something wrong?

  • June 18, 2017 at 20:41

    Be sure you copy to both save game and temp folders. Also, make sure you rename it to be your id, it might differ from the id I have in the files.

  • June 21, 2017 at 03:20

    Yea, I did that just now, double checked to make sure I did both the save game and temp folders, it is still saying when I fire it up that it deleted corrupt data and started a new profile

  • June 25, 2017 at 05:57

    WOW it sounds like you are AWESOME,

    Like many I am and was stuck at Level 9, so replayed ALL the missions getting 95% of everything, (a couple of days, at least). That’s why I am searching high and low for a fix.
    (30 or so hours of gameplay lost!!

    Could you please send me this file TOO!,
    and I will be in even a better state to kill that difficult Boss.

    You are a life saver!

  • June 25, 2017 at 07:21

    Same issue as above, it says something like “Files are corrupt” when loading.

    I put them in the 2 file locations you mentioned (both in Windows and Linux, as i thought it may be a permissions error) … and same problem..

    I was trying random saves to find one close to Lazarus labs (Mission 9) so tried save 21.

    Anyway, thanks in advance. … and i can’t believe you have not been getting more requests ( as it seems to be a sadly common issue), but it’s awesome you have replied to everyone’s request so far, Michalis – again – you are a LIFE SAVER

    Cheers, Mark

  • June 25, 2017 at 07:43

    Solved it myself – a COMMON Problem! and here is the fix. I am happy to help this post as it is so generous of Michalis!

    f you get a ‘file is corrupted’ error, open the console by pressing the “~” key and type the following:
    devMode_enable 1
    Close the console, back out to the main menu then try loading the save game again.

    Glad i could help!

    Cheers, Mark
    p.s. I got lucky and backup (21) …..
    was at the beginning of Lazarus Facility
    (just another FYI)

  • June 25, 2017 at 15:46

    Sorry for the delay, I am glad you solved it and I am sure it will help others in the future. Thank you.

  • June 28, 2017 at 12:46

    Hello Michalis,

    Thanks for putting this up. I too had issues and can’t recover my game save files. I just finished level 5 Argent Energy Tower (Argent Tower) and just started the first hell level, level 6 Kadingir Sanctum (Into the Fire). Any idea which save file is close to that?

    Thank you!

  • June 28, 2017 at 16:02

    Hi Abe. You are welcome. I don’t remember but I was saving about twice per level on average.

  • July 18, 2017 at 01:18

    Mark Ackerman

    Were you able to still play online after using the console commands? I had seen this method elsewhere after some digging but it seemed that some people were locked out of online after doing this. These glitches are unfortunate as the game truly is awesome.

  • July 18, 2017 at 09:53

    Personally I didn’t use the console commands since it enables developer mode. You can disable back with devMode_enable 0. They are right to not enable online for developer mode.

  • May 2, 2018 at 06:47

    Hey, do you have a safe file untilo mission 5?.
    my safe has gone missing. What a suprise ๐Ÿ™

  • May 4, 2018 at 11:15

    Hi, its been two years so I don’t remember, you can get my save games and restore something in the middle and then take it from there

  • May 7, 2018 at 08:29

    Thanks, and where can i find your save files?.

  • May 21, 2018 at 19:49

    The link at the end of the post named DOOM 2016 All Save Games has all my save games

  • August 15, 2018 at 02:22

    I lost my game files to a corrution right at the very beginning of the lazarus tank mission. if you have a save right at the beginning of that mission i would be thankful

  • August 18, 2018 at 23:14

    Hallo bro, can you help me now. I already unlocked almost achievement with 100 hours more timeplay. The only achievement that i haven’t unlocked is COLLECT ALL RUINS (it should be unlocked in my game but the bug make it weird). Probably you can give me save game around mission 8 with all run got it). So i just play 1 more level to unlock 1-2 more run in mission 9.

    I just to tired to play again after getting Beauty is Pain achievement is pain in my ass with grinding level method. My appreciatate

  • August 29, 2018 at 08:31

    hello Michalis, thank you so much for this huge help. i los my game where you kill that huge monster two times in hell. i dont know what level was that i was just playing. can you please tell me which save file should i paste. ? and thank you so very much you saved alot of my time by this.

  • September 4, 2018 at 20:36

    It’s been quite long time since I finished playing this game and I don’t remember the level each save is. I would recommend to load a save game near the middle, check its level and progress and then choose earlier or later save game. After 2-3 loads you will find what you are looking for. Next time I will rename them with levels to be more helpful.

  • September 27, 2018 at 07:51

    i have finished the game and all the thanks goes to you Michalis. really appreciate your effort. thank you so very much.

  • December 8, 2018 at 13:40

    2018 here and you are life saver < thanks alot man my save data had corrupted put i download your save game the second file , and i started the game from where i was before the save game corrupted again thanks man u are alife saver

  • February 14, 2019 at 01:29

    Amazing initiative, Michalis. Thank you so much!
    I got really frustrated when my save game got currupted and now, after over 6 months without playing it will be possible to start from where I was.

    Cheers mate.

  • January 15, 2020 at 14:58

    Can any one give me the save file for the Mission 07: Hell on Mars. I played the game last year (PC ). I don’t have credit card but wanna play it again. Could not find the exact save file in internet . If any one can give me it would be a great help

  • February 24, 2020 at 14:42

    thx, i wanted to delete the game cause i need some space but i didn’t want to lose my game. thank you for helping me find the saves uff

  • October 3, 2021 at 15:25

    Sadly this does not work. I delete the old files and add these to the relevant folder and when I load Doom I still have to start from the beginning. No saved games recognized.

    It was a fun game till it failed. Thankfully it only cost me $7. Not wasting any more time on it now. It amazes me that such a broken game is being sold. I would be very upset if I had paid big money for this game back in 2016 only for it to fail with no solution ever provided to the buyers. You would have been better off paying nothing for this game by pirating it as honesty seems to be for idiots only these days.

    Thanks for your efforts Michalis. I thought I might have finally found a solution that would have allowed me to complete this potentially great game.

  • October 7, 2021 at 20:33

    I am sad to hear that it didn’t work for you. It is a real pain to have such big bugs in games that you spend hours playing.

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