How to Fix Palworld Auto and Manual Saving Feature Not Working?

Palworld encounters an error whenever the autosave feature is activated and displays the message “World Saving In Progress… Cannot Start Save World Data”. This error causes the game to crash, leading to a black screen. The main causes typically include corrupted game files or server-side issues related to cloud storage.

To ensure your hard-earned progress isn’t lost, you can address the issue with the autosave feature by following the solutions below.

1. Using the Return to Title Option

The “Return to Title” option allows for a manual save and can be useful when taking a break or exiting the game. Sometimes, files may fail to save during a direct game exit or system shutdown.

  1. Access the menu by pressing “Esc” on the keyboard or the “Start” button on the controller.
  2. Select “Return to Title” at the bottom.
    Escape Menu of Palworld
  3. A confirmation prompt will appear; select “Yes.”
  4. You’ll be directed back to the main menu.
  5. When you resume the game, it will pick up from where you left off.

2. Verify and Repair Palworld Files (PC)

Running a verification check on your game files can resolve the issue. If any corrupted files are detected, they will be repaired automatically.


  1. Open Steam on your desktop.
  2. Select “Library” from the top menu.
  3. Your game collection will be displayed; look for Palworld.
  4. Right-click on Palworld and proceed to “Properties.”
  5. Choose the “Local Files” tab from the sidebar.
  6. Click “Verify integrity of game files” to begin the process.

Xbox App

  1. Start the Xbox app on your computer.
  2. Click on “My Library” in the top-left corner.
  3. Select Palworld from your collection.
  4. In the detailed view, choose “…” (more options).
  5. Go to “Manage” and then “Files.”
  6. Click on “Verify and repair”.

3. Running Palworld as an Administrator (PC)

The game might not have the necessary privileges to access folders for saving, which can cause errors. Running the game as an administrator could prevent this issue.

  1. Locate Palworld (the launcher) on your desktop.
  2. Right-click and open the context menu.
  3. Choose “Run as administrator.” Click “Yes” when prompted for confirmation.

4. Take a Screenshot When Saving (Xbox)

Capture a screenshot or record a clip when the autosave indication appears. This may reestablish the connection with the Xbox servers and help to save your game.

  1. Hit the Xbox button to open the Gamebar.
  2. Select either the screenshot or record option.
  3. This starts uploading to the Xbox cloud, which can sync with your save file.

5. Resetting the Console to Repair Corrupt Files (Xbox)

Resetting the console can help to address and resolve issues with corrupted files that might interfere with the autosave feature.

  1. Press the Xbox button to access the menu.
  2. Navigate to Profile & System > Settings > System.

  3. Select Console Info.
  4. Opt for the Reset console choice.
  5. Confirm by choosing “Reset and keep my games & apps.”

Note: There’s no need to be concerned about losing your games or save files; they will be preserved. Only the Xbox operating system will undergo a refresh.

If the solutions above haven’t resolved your issue, it may be best to refrain from playing until an update is released to fix the problem. Hopefully, the developers will address this error and implement a solution promptly.


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

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