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Any way to change "Save" directory?

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To conserve space, I'd prefer to use the game data's folder (like the Infogrames folder which is on an external hard drive) to put my Saves as opposed to using the Documents folder on my main hard drive. However no matter what I do, the game always defaults to the Documents folder on my main hard drive as means of storing my saved games.

Is there a way I can alter which folder the game defaults to (and imports/copies to) my saves?

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You can change the location of your documents folder entirely.

  1. Go to your library, where you see the My Documents folder
  2. Rightclick My Documents, and go to the Location tab
  3. Browse/enter a path that's located on your other drive
  4. Click Move

If you don't want to move the entire documents folder, you could create a symlink from the save folder to the folder where you want them to be. Make sure to move all saved games to that folder first, then delete the save folder, and create a symlink instead.

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7 hours ago, Broxzier said:

Rightclick My Documents, and go to the Location tab

I do not see any sort of "Location" tab on the dropdown menu that appears when I right click the My Documents folder from the "User" folder. That said, there isn't a way just to change the location where saved games are kept (either in the RCT2 install's files like vanilla RCT2 or the user's Documents folder)?

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Whoops, forgot to say to click properties, then go to the location tab.

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There is a way to 'change' the locaiton by making a symbolic link to this folder. every saved in your OpenRCT2/save folder will actually be saved in another location.

Edited by Broxzier

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We also support an option to move all of your data elsewhere from default location.

./openrct2 --help
(…snip…)
    --user-data-path=<str>       path to the user data directory (containing config.ini)
    --openrct-data-path=<str>    path to the OpenRCT2 data directory (containing languages)
(…snip…)

 

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Do not change file extensions. The game uses the file extension to check what kind of file it is. Changing the extension breaks this process. The data inside the file does not change when changing the file extension.

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