Importing your Valheim Save World to Southnode

So you've taken the plunge, and you're here now!

So now we just need to get your save files over, and get them all up and running. Easy stuff!


So, you'll need to locate your world first. If this is on your PC, you'll need to go to C:\Users\<<My Username>>\AppData\LocalLow\IronGate\Valheim\Dedicated to find it. You'll find 2 files in the "worlds" folder - one is a .fwl file, the other is a .db file. You may also have .fwl.old and .db.old files. Grab all of those, and head to our control panel (

Here, we're looking for the file tool for your server. Click on the blue wrench icon next to the server name, and click "Files" tool.

File Tool

From here, navigate to the Saves folder, and then to the worlds folder and then at the top right side of the screen click the "Options" menu, and click "Upload File" - select those 2-4 files we mentioned earlier.


Then, once those files are uploaded and visible in the file tool, head back to the main menu, where we need to alter the -world " " parameter in the startup. (If you are on a newer version of our panel, this World variable may be within your "Variables" menu.

valheim setup.jpg

Here, we need to change the name of the -world " " parameter to be whatever the name is of your world save. This needs to match EXACTLY or this won't work. So if your world name is for example "chicken.fwl" and "chicken.db" then your -world should be -world "chicken". This needs to match exactly, or it won't load your save. Once you've done that, hit the "Save" button under the visible command line, and restart your server. As per usual, your server password needs to be over 5 characters long, so make sure it's a good one!


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