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Windows 7: Can I save my game saves/checkpoints to a external?

21 Dec 2011   #1

window 7 64b SP1
Can I save my game saves/checkpoints to a external?

I need to do a 7 reinstall.I really don't want to start all my games from beginning again.Where do I find my saves?After I reinstall the games,do I just transfer the saves to the same folder the saves was before & it's done?

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21 Dec 2011   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

I would say so yes, just transfer them to the same folder. Most games are found in a folder names something like. 'Games' or 'My Games'. Some folders are named after the game itself or its developer.

Check in 'C:\Users\<USERNAME>\Saved Games'

There may be some hidden there.

It does depend on what game your talking about.
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22 Dec 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Also look in,

C:\Users\Your Name\AppData\Roaming

as well as the game's folder depending on the game, as some like to use either of those instead of in the Documents folder.
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22 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

There's no single general loaction for all games to be saved in. What I've done for myself and my wife, is to set up SyncToy to grab each folder for each game (where the saves are) and copy them to an external, or in our case, a WHS we have running.
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23 Dec 2011   #5
Julio Cortez

Windows 10 1703

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
There's no single general loaction for all games to be saved in.

I also suggest to look in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\VirtualStore as some "old" games like Beach Life store the save files directly in the game's main folder.

This results in them having the savegames in the Virtual Store if UAC is enabled (it quite only applies to old games though, the pre-Vista ones, so it's OK to me).

Fortunately enough, quite all of the recent games use to save data within the user's personal folders.
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