How do I find my follower if and when they leave me?

  • I had parked my follower at an inn with a bunch of valuable items that I didn't want to carry. I guess I have been out a bit too long as this message appears:

    Your follower tires of waiting and leaves.

    There have been other situations where my follower has mysteriously disappeared as well.

    How can I find my follower when they get up and leave or disappear into thin air?

    This question is a good starting point for a general question about followers leaving, especially since we're getting dupes: revised it to be that.

    I found my love at sky heaven temple's entrance.

    My follower disapeared on me too but he doesnt reapear when I fast travel and he didn't die. One minute he was in solitude with me and then I talked to the jarl and I noticed he was missing.

    One times Lydia was with me, but she disappeared. I know she didn't die because she was with me when I fast traveled and then she wasn't with me. I waited too much! tBut then she was back a Brezzehome.

  • Correct answer

    9 years ago

    When a follower mysteriously disappears, there are one of three things that have happened:

    • They're dead. Sorry. If you want your stuff, you'll want to find where they died. If she was with you up to just recently, backtracking shouldn't be too difficult.

    • They bugged out. This one's pretty easy to resolve: enter a new area or fast travel somewhere. They'll be right behind you.

    • They went home. This is what the message refers to. Return to where you picked them up originally: in the case of Lydia, that means Breezehome (if you've purchased it) or Dragonsreach in Whiterun.

    I should add that the followers from any of the guilds or the companions will go back to the guild home.

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