Warcraft 3 Save Data Location

I just installed Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos (downloaded from Battle.net) on my Windows 8 x64 machine and I updated it straight away to the latest patch via Battle.net. I've started up a campaign and made some saves but I can't locate the save files.

They used to be located in Program Files\Warcraft III\Save or something like (that is, I remember this from years ago on a different computer) that but I have no such folder! Am I missing something?
Theyre inside the warcraft 3 install folder.
Here's a screenshot. As I said in my post, no save folder inside the Warcraft III folder.

I tried to take a screenshot of my saved games to show everyone that I do in fact have saved games, but now I've noticed that not only am I missing a saved games folder, but I'm missing a screen shots folder!

I read this from a Blizzard website (http://classic.battle.net/war3/faq/war3guide.shtml):

Hold down Control and hit the Print Screen button. This button is located to the right of the F12 key on most keyboards. The screenshot will be placed in the Screenshots directory in the Warcraft III directory as "**.tga."

I did this, and it said something like "screenshot saved," but no screenshot folder appears. Again, reference the screenshot I took of my Warcraft III folder: I have no screen shot folder nor a saved games folder in this directory!

You mentioned you just installed the game, but there are game files in your screenshot dating back to 2004. Did you copy this installation from somewhere else?

You may want to fully uninstall the game files and then install them again from the website.

The save folder should be in the root Warcraft 3 folder and contain your game profiles as well as any saves.

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Thanks for joining the conversation Jurannok.

I assure you this is a brand new installation. I used the downloader from the website (Downloader_Warcraft3_Reign_of_Chaos_enUS.exe, downloaded April 30th from https://us.battle.net/account/management/digital-download.xml?product=WAR3&platform=win&lang=en-US). Some of those 2006 dates in the screenshot just reflect when they were created by Blizzard.

I have campaign progress and multiple saved games, but I have no idea where the folders are on my system. A system-wide search for things like "save" and "screenshots" yields nothing.
Okay I've solved the initial mystery. Windows 8 doesn't like doing a full hard drive search by default but I was able to do so in Windows Explorer.

The files are located in %userprofile%\appdata\local\virtualstore\program files (x86)\Warcraft III

Files are put here when a program doesn't have administrative privileges to put them elsewhere. I'm an administrator on my machine, but I haven't been running Warcraft III as an administrator. This is the default behavior in Windows so hopefully this thread helps anyone else who's looking for their files.

The virtual store is only used on applications in the Program Files folder. If you move the game install somewhere else on your hard drive, it will be able to save updates to the game folder as well.

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Thanks, you really helped me out with this answer. Was tearing my hair out!
have similar problem. I install the game but no save folder in the Warcraft 3 folder. But when i play the game, my campaign progress are there and saved game too. Please help. Where is the saved folder in Windows 7?

Did you check the virtual store as mentioned in the posts above?

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I have been playing Warcraft 3 on my new laptop, running Windows 10. I recently got another new PC, a desktop, which also runs Windows 10. How can I transfer the save data onto my PC so I can pick up where I left off on my laptop? I tried looking in all of my Warcraft 3 folders and I see nothing that looks like a save file. I also tried searching for all of the locations that were mentioned in this thread (%userprofile%\appdata\local\virtualstore\program, Program Files\Warcraft III\Save, etc.) and anywhere else I could think of. None of these searches returned anything. Does anybody have any advice? I really don't want to start the game over from the beginning again. Thanks!
Just have a look in the Registry:
Computer\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-XXXXX\Software\Blizzard Entertainment\Warcraft III

There is a Key like "User Game Save Folder" with the Path in it.

C:\Users\user\Saved Games\Warcraft III

I have canged it to "D:\Onedrive\Saved Games\Warcraft III" which let me sync it with OneDrive so i can play my Saves on every Device i want.
I can confirm this is correct. The April 2017 1.28 warcraft 3 patch has, for some reason, moved the saved games from the game folder to C:\users\(user here)\Saved Games\Warcraft III. Which is odd considering the point of this consolidation was to have everything in the (documents\warcraft III) folder.
My saves aren't even turning up there. I've tried everything that people have suggested and I can't find my save files

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