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Annette Singh @Troisnyx

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Did you run a search for "EBF4file" on your whole hard drive to identify which directory contains the save files?
You can copy save files manually between computers. And they'll get synchronized with Steam cloud.
Here's a detailed article written by Matt Roszak explaining all the steps:

Yes, I did a search for the files. In particular, on my desktop and in the actual SteamApps folder, because those are the two places where the files were saved on my computer.

The desktop has been completely wiped apart from the Recycle Bin, and the SteamApps folder for EBFIV no longer has .meow files (including autosaves) -- yet Steam *still* registers the save files. Why is beyond me.

Thanks for the link by the way, I'll give it a read and see what I can make of it. Will edit this response in due time.

EDIT: The post is about moving saves from Kongregate to Steam. I'm afraid it doesn't cover removing Steam files which seem to have already been synchronised against our will.

You mean that Steam cloud synchronizes with a directory not on your computer, but on a directory on the hard drive of computer on which EBF4 was installed before it was gifted to you - meaning Sean's computer - and is still synchronized with that foldier and ignores all contents of the folder on your PC?

Apparently from what Seán tells me, Steam makes 3 saves: two for the computer, and one for the cloud. Steam does seem to be ignoring my PC contents, yes.

I wonder if making a Homegroup (networking 2 or more computers together) has anything to do with it... Seán's and my computers are part of a homegroup, and could Steam be reading files off his computer and not mine?

I believe if he shuts down Steam on his computer (to disable Steam Cloud from reading saves data from his folder and sending to EBF4 on your computer, all of this happening through Internet, and not your home network) or if either you or him or both turn off Internet access, then:
A) Steam Cloud will cease working at all and saves will not be synchronized.
B) Steam Cloud will cease working online and saves will not be synchronized anywhere but will work locally.

If B happens that might be a solution.

Before trying this you need to make sure that Steam Cloud synchronizes with Sean's computer instead of yours by adding or deleting files in his folder on his computer and seeing if that affects your game and/or folder with saved files.

Synchronization takes place only when EBF4 is launched.
To properly delete a file it must be deleted while EBF4 is running.

I sent you a Steam friend request. I am "Karob".

Added you! ^_^