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  1. LifeOnMars

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    I'm looking to create the save folder for FEAR on another hard drive and not the one with the OS/game on it. I have downloaded the symlinker software but I can't get my head around what I need to do, can anyone help please :)
     
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    From a command prompt:

    mklink /J "full_path_to_new_save_folder" "full_path_to_original_save_folder"
     
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    OK thanks, do I have to delete the original folder?

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    I am failing hard at this, this is the software I am using as I just don't get DOS -

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    So do I want the path to the existing folder in the bottom and the new one on the other drive in the top. Also do I create it as a symbolic,hard or junction link?

    And finally, do I have to have an empty folder created already on the target drive and do I have to delete the original data from the original save folder. :eek::shadedshu:D
     
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    Move the save game data into the new folder first. Make a copy for a backup just in case anything happens.

    Yes. Create it as a junction.

    Yes.

    Don't delete it, move it to the new folder. Make sure the permissions on the new folder match the old folder's permissions.
     
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    No, I'm doing something wrong, I can't get it working :( Just keeps creating a new folder when I start the game in the original location.
     
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    Try using a symbolic folder link instead- same procedure outlined above. Apparently junctions are the old way of doing it.
     
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    OK followed a tutorial on Youtube and tried it out with a testfolder which worked but I'm still having issues getting it to work with the gamesave folder. Here is what I have typed -

    C:\Windows\system32>mklink /d C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Monolith Productions E:\Monolith Productions

    It says " The syntax of the command is incorrect" What does that mean? C drive is where I want the symbolic link and I want it to read and write data to the file on E so what is wrong?
     
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    Problem sorted, thanks for your help. Thread can be closed.
     
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    I better explain how I sorted it actually before the thread is forgotten. Just in case anyone ever has the same problem.

    The syntax error occurs if there are too many spaces in the command. I therefore had to add quotation marks like so -

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    The top line is the correct entry which allowed the symlink to be created. Also note that originally my path was incorrect and that it had trouble finding.....public/public documents, I had to change it to public/documents/..... as you can see in the correct example above. Hope that helps someone on the old interwebz one day :)
     
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