.PLR File Extension

Terraria Player Profile

Developer Re-Logic
4.1  |  55 Votes

What is a PLR file?

A PLR file is a player profile created by Re-Logic Terraria, a 2D action, exploration, and sandbox construction game. It contains a record of a player character's name, appearance, maximum HP and MP, inventory, game type, and time played. Terraria uses PLR files to show player profiles on its Select Player screen.

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Screenshot of a .plr file in Re-Logic Terraria
PLR file open in Re-Logic Terraria

In Terraria, players explore an open world, construct buildings and other structures, and battle a variety of creatures. Before players start playing, they must create a player profile. While creating this profile, they specify their character's:

  • Name
  • Gender and appearance
  • Game type (Journey, Classic, Mediumcore, or Hardcore)

Terraria then saves the profile as a PLR file. As the player progresses through the game, Terraria also records the player's maximum HP and MP, current item inventory, current buffs, and other data to their PLR file.

Where Terraria saves PLR files

The PC versions of Terraria store PLR files in the following directories:

  • Windows: ~/​Users/​YourUserName/​Documents/​My Games/​Terraria/​Players
  • Mac: ~/​Users/​YourUserName/​Library/​Application Support/​Terraria/​Players

NOTE: Terraria also saves backups of each player profile. These .BAK files use the .plr.bak extension and are saved in the same directory as PLR files.

How to open a PLR file

PLR file open in Terrasavr
PLR file open in Terrasavr

To use a PLR file with Re-Logic Terraria (Windows, Mac), place it in your ~/​Terraria/​Players directory (the full location of which is noted above). Then, the profile your PLR file contains will appear on Terraria's Select Player screen.

You can also edit PLR files with Terrasavr, an online Terraria character and inventory editor. For example, you can use Terrasavr to add items to your character's inventory, change the game mode with which your character is associated, or modify your character's attributes.

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Programs that open PLR files


rFactor Player File

Developer Image Space
2.9  |  7 Votes

Player file used by rFactor, a car racing game developed by Image Space; contains player profile information, such as the last race track used, the car the player drove, and many others; used for loading player data in the game.

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rFactor player files are stored in a plain text format and can be edited with a text editor. However, you should be careful when making edits, since changing the file can cause the game to malfunction.

PLR files are saved to the \​UserData\​[playername]\​ directory of an rFactor installation.

Programs that open PLR files


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