How to backup and restore data on BlueStacks 5

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You can take a backup of your data and restore it easily anytime on BlueStacks 5. Secure your precious data as you'll now be able create and restore backups of installed apps, game controls, user data, macros, settings and all other instances without worrying about losing your data.

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How can I back up and restore data on the latest version of BlueStacks 5?

On BlueStacks 5.10 and above, you can conveniently back up your data and recover it with the click of a single button. Say goodbye to the hassle of backing up and recovering your data manually! 

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1. To take a backup of your data:

  • Launch BlueStacks 5 and open the "Settings" menu
  • Head over to the "User data" tab and click on "Create a backup"
  • Then, click on "Start" 

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2. Select the folder where you want to take the backup and click on "OK". Once the backup is complete, you will get a confirmation message with the details of the location where the backup has been saved. 

NOTE: The backup process will now begin and may take a few minutes to complete.  

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3. To restore backed-up data, you can:

  • Launch BlueStacks 5 and open the "Settings" menu
  • Head over to the "User data" tab and click on "Restore backup"
  • Then, click on "Restore anyway"

We recommend you take a backup of your current files before restoring an older backup to avoid losing any data.

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4. Select the location where the backup is saved and click on "OK". The process of restoring data will now begin and may take a few minutes to complete.

NOTE: 1. A backup taken on a new version of BlueStacks 5 cannot be restored on an older version.

            2. If you wish to restore a backup from an older version to a new version of BlueStacks 5, it may
                not be successful.

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5. Once the process is complete, you will get a pop-up confirming that your data was restored successfully. Click on "Launch BlueStacks" to pick up right where you left off without missing out on a thing! 

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How can I back up and restore data if I am on an older version of BlueStacks 5?

If you are on an older version of BlueStacks 5, you will have to take a backup and restore your files manually. Please note that the backup can be restored only on the same version of BlueStacks 5 it was taken from.

1. To take a backup of your data:

  • Go to: "C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks_nxt" 
  • Copy the "Engine" folder and the "bluestacks.conf" file
  • Paste the files to a different location on your desktop/laptop

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2. When you want to restore the data, reinstall the same version of BlueStacks that the backup was taken on. 

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3. Once the installation is complete, do the following:

  • Copy the files you had saved in Step 1
  • Go to the path: "C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks_nxt" and paste the files here
  • Select "Replace the files in the destination" in the pop-up that appears 

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You can now launch BlueStacks 5 and pick up right where you left off without missing out on a thing! 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. My BlueStacks files and backed-up data are on different drives. Will I be able to restore my data?

A. Yes, you can restore data backed up on a different drive than your BlueStacks files.

Q. Can I restore a backup taken on BlueStacks 5.10 on BlueStacks 5.8?

A. No, a backup taken on a new version of BlueStacks 5 cannot be restored on an older version.

Q. Can I restore a backup taken on BlueStacks 5.8 on BlueStacks 5.10?

A. You can try restoring a backup from an older version to a new version of BlueStacks 5, but it may not be successful.

Q. Can I restore a backup from BlueStacks 4 to BlueStacks 5?

A. This is not possible as BlueStacks 5 is built fundamentally differently from BlueStacks 4. However, you can move your apps and your game progress to BlueStacks 5. To do this, you must:

1. Transfer your apps and their data from BlueStacks 4. With this method, you won't need to reinstall your apps on BlueStacks 5 and your game progress will be transferred as well, if it was saved locally on your PC.

2. Link your in-game progress to a social media account. If the game allows you to do this, then your in-game progress will be restored every time you log in with a linked account. 


Thank you for choosing BlueStacks 5. We hope you enjoy using it. Happy Gaming!

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