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This page will help you on how to backup Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies 2.

Plants vs. Zombies

To backup Plants vs. Zombies:

For Windows 2000 and XP

  1. Open My Computer.
  2. Go to the directory where you installed Plants vs. Zombies (usually C:\Program Files\PopCap Games\Plants vs. Zombies). Another possibility:  C:\Games\Pogo\Plants Vs Zombies Game of the Year Edition
  3. Copy the userdata folder into another directory.
  4. To restore saved data, simply copy the backed up userdata folder to the folder where you installed Plants vs. Zombies.

For Windows Vista and above

  1. Open Windows Explorer (or File Explorer in Windows 8 and above).
  2. Go to your Local Disk drive.
  3. Then go to ProgramData folder. (If this folder is hidden, type C:\ProgramData on the address bar)
  4. Look for PopCap Games folder, and open it.
  5. In PopCap Games folder, copy PlantsVsZombies folder and paste it onto another location.
  6. If you want to restore the saved data, copy the saved PlantsVsZombies folder to C:\ProgramData\PopCap Games and replace the one that exists there.

Plants vs Zombies - Android Version

(Note: You might need to be rooted in order to see the Android folder)

Backup using data file

  1. Open your file explorer.
  2. Go to mnt>sdcard>Android>data>com.popcap.game.pvz_row (or com.popcap.game.pvz_na if you have the North American version)
  3. Backup the userdata file.
  4. Whenever you want to restore the data, just copy the userdata file to this location.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

To backup Plants vs. Zombies 2:

iOS

There is no way to backup without using software or iCloud.

iCloud

Unfortunately, there's no 100% way to know if this will be successful. However, if successful, your data will be saved.

  1. Turn on iCloud backup via your iCloud account.
  2. Click "Backup Now".
  3. Let it backup the data.
  4. As long your data of the backup is not removed, your data of the game is safe.

Android

These can work without rooting your device or using software.

Google Plus

(Note: This is for Android devices)

  1. Open Plants vs. Zombies 2 ("PvZ2" in some newer versions).
  2. In the menu screen, tap on the G+ (Google Plus) icon.
  3. Log in with your account. Your progress will be backed up.
  4. To restore your progress, log in to your account that was used to back up again.

Backup using data file

  1. Open your file explorer.
  2. Go to mnt>sdcard>Android>data>com.ea.game.pvz_row (or com.ea.game.pvz_na if you have the North American version)
  3. Go to No_Backup in the files folder.
  4. Backup pp.dat.
  5. Whenever you want to restore the data, just copy the pp.dat file to this location.

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