Can I move the folder for save files to another drive?

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eru777
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Can I move the folder for save files to another drive?

Post by eru777 » 14 Jun 2020, 10:11

Is it possible to move the save file folder to something else?

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Re: Can I move the folder for save files to another drive?

Post by klorax » 14 Jun 2020, 12:06

In GNU+Linux it is trivial to create a symbolic link to a directory in another location. I have not done it in Windows but it might be possible:
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/c ... -or-linux/
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Re: Can I move the folder for save files to another drive?

Post by AnyOldName3 » 14 Jun 2020, 14:26

On Windows, either:
  • Move your whole documents directory by right-clicking on it, choosing properties, and going to the location tab. This is the recommended way if you're doing it for drive space reasons, as if your save files are getting too big, chances are you've got other documents that are too big, too.
  • Create a symbolic link (or directory junction if it needs to be on a different drive) connecting the default saves folder to where you want them to go.
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Re: Can I move the folder for save files to another drive?

Post by eru777 » 15 Jun 2020, 18:19

Thanks guys.
The reason I want to do this is simple; I use one SSD for the OS, and another for everything else.
In case anything happens to windows and I need to reformat the whole drive.. I'd like to be able to just do that without reinstalling all my programs.
Since ''my documents'' is on C, I wanted a way to put the save files on D, my main storage drive.

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Re: Can I move the folder for save files to another drive?

Post by AnyOldName3 » 15 Jun 2020, 23:41

I don't really see how that applies to OpenMW saves but not the rest of your documents, but it's your computer, so you can use this advice how you want.
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