• Deleting GTA 4 save files? (PC)
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Ok so I accidentally saved my game as a NPC character I chose with a character selection mod, not whenever I load GTA 4 up it crashes. Now I wanna know if there is a way to delete all my save files, so when I load it up I'm Niko instead
Try checking your documents folder for either GTA IV or Rockstar. The saves might be in there if there is a folder.
[QUOTE=Kabstract;22242094]Try checking your documents folder for either GTA IV or Rockstar. The saves might be in there if there is a folder.[/QUOTE] Well there is a a Rockstar folder but it only has a User Music and clips folder inside If it helps, my GTA4 is a Steam copy So the folder is here C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam 2\steamapps\common\grand theft auto iv\GTAIV
If you're using Windows 7 (and Vista, I think) 1. Go to "C:\Users\*name*\AppData". It's a hidden folder. 2. Go to "\Local\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames", select whichever user has your savegames. The names don't make any sense, so you'll have to go by number. Copy them. Now, the guessing begins. I think this is what you have to do, but I'm not entirely sure. 3. Start a new game, if you can. 4. Save, exit. Since GFWL saves by profile, the game might've created another folder in savegames (like I found out just now it did for me) or it might've deleted your old save games. 5. Paste one of the save files you copied. 6. Go into the game, and see if it works, or if it's a suitably late save. If it's not, exit, delete it and go back to step 6. I don't know if that'll work, but you should give it a try nonetheless.
A quick google search yielded this: C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames It said they're located there for XP, but it looks more like a Vista or 7 path. EDIT: :ninja:
[QUOTE=Snuffy;22242834]If you're using Windows 7 (and Vista, I think) 1. Go to "C:\Users\*name*\AppData". It's a hidden folder. 2. Go to "\Local\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames", select whichever user has your savegames. The names don't make any sense, so you'll have to go by number. Copy them. Now, the guessing begins. I think this is what you have to do, but I'm not entirely sure. 3. Start a new game, if you can. 4. Save, exit. Since GFWL saves by profile, the game might've created another folder in savegames (like I found out just now it did for me) or it might've deleted your old save games. 5. Paste one of the save files you copied. 6. Go into the game, and see if it works, or if it's a suitably late save. If it's not, exit, delete it and go back to step 6. I don't know if that'll work, but you should give it a try nonetheless.[/QUOTE] I have no Appdata folder
[QUOTE=jason278;22247969]I have no Appdata folder[/QUOTE] AppData is the hidden folder.
I'm looking really hard but I can't find it! :downs:
[QUOTE=Shadaez;22248619]I'm looking really hard but I can't find it! :downs:[/QUOTE] In /users, click "Organize", then "Folder and Search options", then the "View" tab, and check off the "Shows hidden files and folders" option. Then follow the path from the other posts.
[QUOTE=Snuffy;22242834]If you're using Windows 7 (and Vista, I think) 1. Go to "C:\Users\*name*\AppData". It's a hidden folder. 2. Go to "\Local\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\savegames", select whichever user has your savegames. The names don't make any sense, so you'll have to go by number. Copy them. Now, the guessing begins. I think this is what you have to do, but I'm not entirely sure. 3. Start a new game, if you can. 4. Save, exit. Since GFWL saves by profile, the game might've created another folder in savegames (like I found out just now it did for me) or it might've deleted your old save games. 5. Paste one of the save files you copied. 6. Go into the game, and see if it works, or if it's a suitably late save. If it's not, exit, delete it and go back to step 6. I don't know if that'll work, but you should give it a try nonetheless.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Beetle179;22249387]In /users, click "Organize", then "Folder and Search options", then the "View" tab, and check off the "Shows hidden files and folders" option. Then follow the path from the other posts.[/QUOTE] Thanks you two, I found the folder with the save games folder
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