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PC Missing/Lost Character

Shadow Wolf95

Terrarian
I played terraria last night with a friend, saved and exited my world and when I relaunched it one of my characters had completely disappeared. it's name was SaphireFlame... I have read the other threads and have looked in Recycling, through the game files and anywhere else and can not find the plr nor the plr.bak character file for her... I see all the .map files (no idea if they can do any good) but no plr nor plr.bak

Normally I would not be bothered by this but it was my favorite character and one that I had over 20hours of gameplay on... I know I there are editors to recreate the character but I am trying to do so only as a last resort.

Any insight or help would be appreciated.
 

Gotcha!

Pumpking
I'm afraid that character is lost.

In case you're someone who does this: Don't let your PC go stand-by while a game is running. Games aren't programmed to do that and it leads to problems.
(Heck, some games don't even like it if you alt-tab.)
 

Shadow Wolf95

Terrarian
I'm afraid that character is lost.

In case you're someone who does this: Don't let your PC go stand-by while a game is running. Games aren't programmed to do that and it leads to problems.
(Heck, some games don't even like it if you alt-tab.)
I don't put it to sleep while games are running, and if I need to, I generally use shift tab, then go to steam's web browser to search stuff. I try to avoid alt tab as much as possible for that reason. Ty for your response, I guess I will have to remake it. I just hate that I lost it with so much time on that character, it was possibly my proudest character and one of the few I was happy to say I worked my way up instead of using a spawn server or editor to get my gear. It was even saved to cloud but it is gone now.
 

Gotcha!

Pumpking
Terraria doesn't mind alt-tab, thankfully. ;)
If you're having more problems, try to avoid using the cloud and do manual backups. Now and then I read about people losing stuff when they use the cloud. Maybe they're doing something wrong or maybe the Steam cloud isn't all that. Whatever the reason, I don't trust it.
I have a lot of characters and have never lost one. (4280 hours of game time.) I backup them myself, but so far haven't needed to.
 

Shadow Wolf95

Terrarian
Terraria doesn't mind alt-tab, thankfully. ;)
If you're having more problems, try to avoid using the cloud and do manual backups. Now and then I read about people losing stuff when they use the cloud. Maybe they're doing something wrong or maybe the Steam cloud isn't all that. Whatever the reason, I don't trust it.
I have a lot of characters and have never lost one. (4280 hours of game time.) I backup them myself, but so far haven't needed to.
I'm gonna have to. Unfortunately I used to have more characters I have somewhere around 150 hours of gameplay more if you can't all the hours I played offline when I was out of internet... I've lost characters from switching between computers. whether it was a stolen pc (happened once), using another pc because I didn't have my own for a while or some other reason.
 
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