Plants vs. Zombies Wiki
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This page will help you on how to backup different games in the Plants vs. Zombies series. Backing up the game will help ensure that your progress is saved over many devices in case of an error on hacking that crashes the game, a glitch that resets your progress, or in case of uninstall and reinstall.

Plants vs. Zombies

For Windows 2000 and XP

  1. Open Your 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
  2. Type C:\ProgramData\PopCap Games\PlantsVsZombies on the address bar and press Enter
  3. Copy userdata folder and paste it onto another location
  4. If you want to restore the saved data, copy the saved userdata folder to C:\ProgramData\PopCap Games\PlantsVsZombies and replace the one that exists there.

Android version

Note: You might need to be rooted in order to see the Android folder, depending on which version of the game you will plan to backup your data which will void any and all support from your phone manufacturer. Perform this at your own risk.

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 files (the main savegame userdata are files looking like this: user#_json.dat or .user#.dat, do not forget backing up about users.dat, that locates the user saves and without it, the game will force you to make new saves. Continue points for Mini-games, Adventure Mode, Quick Play and Puzzle Mode are separate files looking like: game_###.dat).
  4. Whenever you want to restore the data, just copy the userdata file to this location.

Backup using data file (For continued free version, ROOT REQUIRED)

  1. Open your file explorer.
  2. Go to /data/data/com.ea.game.pvzfree_row/files (A North American version isn't present after discontinuation of paid so the Rest of The World version will be used.)
  3. Backup the userdata files (the main savegame userdata are files looking like this: user#_json.dat or .user#.dat, don't forget backing up about users.dat, that locates the user saves and without it, the game will force you to make new saves. Continue points for Mini-games, Adventure Mode, Quick Play and Puzzle Mode are separate files looking like: game_###.dat).
  4. Whenever you want to restore the data, just copy the userdata file to this location.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

iOS

There is no way to backup without using software, jailbreaking, 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.

EA Account

  1. If you haven't already, set up an email account.
  2. Open Plants vs. Zombies 2 ("PvZ2" in some newer versions).
  3. In the menu screen, tap on the cloud icon.
  4. Enter the email of the account that you just registered or own. The game will then send you a confirmation code.
  5. Open your email account to obtain the confirmation code.
  6. Open the game again and enter the confirmation code. Your player data is now synced to EA's servers.
  7. If you want to restore the game data, press "Force Sync Player Data."

Google Play

  1. If you haven't already, install Google Play and register a Google Play account.
  2. Open Plants vs. Zombies 2 ("PvZ2" in some newer versions).
  3. In the menu screen, tap on the controller icon.
  4. Log in with your account. Your progress will be backed up over the cloud.

Backup using data file

  1. Open your file explorer.
  2. Go to mnt>sdcard>Android>data>com.ea.game.pvz2_row (or com.ea.game.pvz2_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.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and 2

EA Account

The game automatically backs up your progress to your Origin cloud, and your data will be restored whenever you re-install the game.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

EA Account and Facebook

This works for any device with this game.

  1. On the main menu, click the gear at the top right corner.
  2. You should be at the Help and About tab. Tap the Settings tab.
  3. Click My Account. If you had not started Multiplayer yet, you should be prompted to enter a username for Multiplayer. Enter a username, but choose wisely as you cannot change this later.
    • Note that you may not be able to see the "My Account" button if your age is set to 16 or below.
  4. You should be sent to an Account Info prompt, where you can sign in into Facebook or an EA Account. From this point you can also sign out of your account.

Backing up via the cloud (iCloud or Google Play) is not recommended.

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