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?

Answer

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.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Patrick Klug , Answer Author : Joe the Person

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