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MO2 Saves poofed into nothingness after I booted up MO2 today.


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Yesterday I spent like 8 hours meticulously testing and merging mods into a large Modlist, however today I loaded up the game and all my saves just don't exist. I'm incredibly frustrated, I mean it's not a big deal but if my saves can just disappear like that.. I looked up if anyone had any similar happenings on the web and the only thing that ever popped up was transferring vortex saves to mo2 or skyrim saves to mo2, is there any way I can recover my saves? the last thing I remember doing was using FallrimTools on it. I think I might have disabled the "Use profile-specific Save Games" thing at one point, did it just eat all my saves?

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I just made a new profile and toggled profile specific save games on and off, and every single save disappeared, again. Not even a warning. Am I missing something? I searched Recycling Bin and Mo2/game profile/mod profile/saves and my docs/games/skyrim/mo2_saves didn't find a trace of any thing.

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31 minutes ago, Jurassic said:

I just made a new profile and toggled profile specific save games on and off, and every single save disappeared, again. Not even a warning. Am I missing something?

Yeah, you should receive this message if you attempt to disable profile specific saves.

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If you select No the ...\profiles\<profile name>\saves folder will be kept in there with all its files. If you select Yes, that folder is deleted. If you previously enabled "Remember selection" and picked Yes you won't see the message again. In all cases MO2 is only doing what you instructed it to do. If you have never seen that message then that's an issue and you should try to report the issue (github/discord) to see if there is something to fix on MO2 as a whole or if it's something on your side.

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Thanks for responding. I think I may just have a really old Mo2 install, and either way I've just made a new character and spent some time configuring my MCMs and such, I'll see about upgrading Mo2 soon though I'm a little scared something will happen to all my stuff if I do, which is why I hadn't yet.

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6 hours ago, Jurassic said:

I'm a little scared something will happen to all my stuff if I do, which is why I hadn't yet.

Why? Just keep your \mods, \profiles and \downloads somewhere else if you're so worried. The usual update procedure won't touch these folders anyway, but if you don't trust the program to do it right you can manually save these folders somewhere else and after the update is done move them back to the expected location.

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When I first started using MO, back in the Oldrim days, it took me a while to realize the difference between a Mod Organizer instance install, and a portable install.

Instance means one installation of MO/MO2 covers all your games and game profiles. This means vanilla storage is out of the question.

 

I.E. Mod folders will be stored in %LocalAppData%\blah\MO2\{profilename}. Yes UAC issues here as well as Program Files folders

This includes folders added to My Games folders for profiles as well

For a while the Disk Cleanup utility and programs like CCleaner would delete some of the files in that path, lol.

 

Portable install means one install of MO2 per game with mod folders under MO2 folder, with MO2 shuffling configuration files for different profiles, not data files

 

Another thing I learned NOT to do was check the boxes for "Profile Specific" when creating a new profile.

 

Install Steam itself to anywhere but a system folder, I have a folder "Games" which contains Steam, MO2 base folder, and a Tools folder.

Under MO2 is F03, Oblivion, New Vegas, TTW, FO4, Oldrim, EnderalSE, and Skyrim SE.

Each one is a portable MO2 installation, with each ones "downloads" folder on another drive.

 

So, portable installs of MO2, no "Profile Specific" setups, and Steam and games installed outside of UAC territory.

Last step, configure your antivirus for exceptions to everything under your base install folder (C:\Games for me)

 

The only game that has issues with this setup is EnderalSE, which has little to no support at this time.

 

Hope this helps

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