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With the release of Monster Hunter World Iceborn, I returned to Monster Hunter in about a year, but the following message appeared and the game didn't start properly.

Failed to read saved data for Monster Hunter: Iceborne. Create new save data?

The error persisted even after pressing No, I found a way to solve the problem after forcibly quitting the game without initializing the saved data.

So I restored my character by unofficial way.
I will not be responsible for any problems that may occur using the following methods.
If you have initialized the save file, or if the modified date of the save file is today, this method may not work. The modified date of my save file was September 15, 2018.

1. backup and copy your old save data from C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\[????]\582010\remote or
2. download MHWSaveTransfer from
3. download normal save data from
I will move my character to this file.
4. run MHWSaveTransfer
5. File - Open SaveData - Select normal save data in step 3
6. Change SteamID to yours. The number in your profile page address url is your SteamID.
7. File - Import Save Data - Select your old save data in step 1
8. Use drag and drop to move your character to the left.
9. File - Save SaveData - Save file to any directory and copy to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\[????]\582010\remote
10. run game
11. Since the settings have been initialized, and errors related to keyboard settings may occur. You need to reset the settings. You need to change language setting first and reset the settings. (tip: Ja = yes)
12. done.

I confirmed that my character recovered well, and then removed character 123 from the game.

If this method does not work properly, you can try the methods introduced in the following link.