Where does BlueStacks install my apps and where does it store the data (e.g. saved game files) for those apps?

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In Bluestacks 3 and 3N, apps are installed in various Android folders, such as:

  • /data/app (stores APKs)
  • /data/app-lib (libraries)
  • /data/data
  • and more.

/data/data also contains your app's data (such as save files, whether the app stores game progress locally). You need to root the emulator to access those folders.

Userdata\SharedFolder only contains files that you shared between Windows and the emulator.


Windows 7 or below:<BLUESTACKS_DATA>\UserData\SharedFolder By default, <BLUESTACKS_DATA> is C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks.

So C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\UserData\SharedFolder is where you'd want to look.

Some Windows 10 installations put it here: C:\BlueStacks\Engine\UserData\SharedFolder

More info here: How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?


Mine is located on Windows 10 for Bluestacks 4:


  • 2
    For me, the folder is empty, but exists.
    – user598527
    Dec 16, 2019 at 11:33

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