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saved games

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:39 pm
by Merlin
IF I delete a game from HDD drive A and instruct it to keep the saved games and I then re-install the game onto another drive. Will the game be able to locate the saved ganmes on the first drive?

Re: saved games

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:31 am
by XstollieX
Kinda, sorta, maybe. Some games save the game in the install directory, if that is the case it will look for the files inside the install directory. Other games save it elsewhere like the documents directory, if that's the case it should look for it there regardless of what drive it's installed on. What game are you talking about?

Re: saved games

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:05 am
by Velo:Sity
If it doesn't see them, look for files left over from the first installation, and move them to appropriate new location. Should work in most cases.

Re: saved games

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:30 am
by skier
Steam saves game data in one place and save games in your documents folder, most save to your docs folder these days though some save to an app data. really does depend on the game/engine/DRM

Re: saved games

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:05 am
by Merlin
Thanks for the help. I will just have to try each game and see how it works out.

Re: saved games

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:26 pm
by Neptune24
I went through the same sort of thing.

What I did was locate the save files and transferred them to a memory stick (in a foldrer named after the game the file was taken from).

Installed the games where I desired them to be. went into the game and played long enough for a save to be created and then replaced that with the sdave I took from the original install.

Long winded I know but better than leaving things to chance.