SNES Game Save File Issue

I recently decided to turn an old laptop into a Lutris gaming machine for old gen games and I’ve come across a small issue. I have a partial playthrough on a favorite SNES game I’d been playing in Windows via Retroarch and that game save file is not loading in Lutris, the game loads as if had never been played before. I’ve experimented with Lutris before and was pretty sure the game save .srm file was placed in the same folder as the game installation folder alongside the ROM file.

Was that not the case? I’m not sure where else it could go. I also want to be sure I can back up my saves properly in the future.