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Valheim Character Backup

Simple plugin that automatically backs up the characters folder every 5 mins (customisable). Also supports backing up the worlds folder.

Last updated 6 months ago
Total downloads 614
Total rating 0 
Categories Tools Utility
Dependency string SengU87-Valheim_Character_Backup-1.3.4
Dependants 3 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

denikson-BepInExPack_Valheim-5.4.800 icon

BepInEx pack for Valheim. Preconfigured and includes unstripped Unity DLLs.

Preferred version: 5.4.800


About This Mod


Valheim Character Backup (Valheim World Backup)

This is a simple plugin that backs up the characters folder every 5 mins.

It runs with the game so all you have to do is install the mod, set your config and you are good to go everytime the game is launched.

This mod requires BepInEx (


Thunderstore info

You should be able to change the config in your Thunderstore Mod Manager's Config Editor for "jdodger415.ValheimCharacterBackup"

If you want to find the actual config file, it's under "%appdata%\Thunderstore Mod Manager\DataFolder\Valheim\profiles\(modprofile)\BepInEx\config\jdodger415.ValheimCharacterBackup.cfg"

Author's original info

The backup interval can be configured in the included config file. (config can be found in PATH_TO_GAME\BepInEx\config\jdodger415.ValheimCharacterBackup.cfg)

You can also enable backing up of the worlds folder if you would like.

Backup Location

Backups are saved to %appdata%\..\LocalLow\IronGate\Valheim\characters.bak or worlds.bak in their own folder with the timestamp the backup was created.

Uploader's comment: You can also get there with this path - %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\AppData\LocalLow\IronGate\Valheim

Credits and distribution permission

The creator of this mode is jdodger415 on NexusMods and GitHub

  • All the assets in this file belong to the author, or are from free-to-use modder's resources
  • You can upload this file to other sites but you must credit me as the creator of the file
  • You are allowed to modify my files and release bug fixes or improve on the features so long as you credit me as the original creator
  • You can convert this file to work with other games as long as you credit me as the creator of the file
  • You are allowed to use the assets in this file without permission as long as you credit me
  • You are not allowed to use assets from this file in any mods/files that are being sold, for money, on Steam Workshop or other platforms
  • You are allowed to earn Donation Points for your mods if they use my assets



Version 1.3.4 on Thunderstore is just version 1.3.1 of this mod with updated info and formatting on this page. (I'm new to this)


I'm just uploading this for this mod to be easily accessible on the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Author noted to refer to the page of this mod at


This is my first real go at c# so I don't really know what I'm doing. Expect a couple of bugs.


Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2021-4-26 1.3.4 486 Version 1.3.4 Install
2021-4-26 1.3.3 43 Version 1.3.3 Install
2021-4-26 1.3.2 38 Version 1.3.2 Install
2021-4-26 1.3.1 47 Version 1.3.1 Install