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So I have already preloaded BF3 but still have yet to play it. I'm overdue for a reformat, so I'm pretty much wondering if there is a process or even a way to back up Battlefield 3 install files so I won't have to re-download all over again. Thanks in advance cool.gif
Edited by GsxR1000Ryda - 10/25/11 at 8:46am
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Originally Posted by GsxR1000Ryda;15447865 
So I have already preloaded BF3 but still have yet to play it. I'm overdue for a reformat, so I'm pretty much wondering if there is a process or even a way, to back up Battlefield 3 install files so I won't have to re-download. Thanks in advance cool.gif

Don't need to.
As soon as you log in, you'll get everything back.
It's stored on-line

Just have to re download your games
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If its on Origin, you want

C:\Program files\Origin Games (I think its called that or its something very similar, maybe Origin Files)

All the installers are downloaded to that folder, unless you changed where it downloads to
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I'd like to know too.
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If its on Origin, you want

C:\Program files\Origin Games (I think its called that or its something very similar, maybe Origin Files)

All the installers are downloaded to that folder, unless you changed where it downloads to

But by default, the option to save the installer files after install is disabled by Origin. What if we already installed it before checking the option to keep them?
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Originally Posted by jdip;15447965 
But by default, the option to save the installer files after install is disabled by Origin. What if we already installed it before checking the option to keep them?

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I forgot to mention I did install the game but hadn't ran it yet (CRAZY, I know) but I've been pressed for time lately.
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Do you mean something like Steam Back up system? IF so, I don't think Origin have that tool right now. I tried to back up the game without success. I droped the games' files in the Origin folder and tried to play the game and it erased everything and began installing again. FFS.

Anyways, I might have done it wrong. You can try... That was just my experience. I'll keep trying later, After I've enjoyed a bit of gameplay. tongue.gif


Good luck!
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Installing again is fine, but downloading again is the part I want to avoid since I have capped internet usage.
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Installing again is fine, but downloading again is the part I want to avoid since I have capped internet usage.
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Originally Posted by age_ruler1;15448032 
Do you mean something like Steam Back up system? IF so, I don't think Origin have that tool right now. I tried to back up the game without success. I droped the games' files in the Origin folder and tried to play the game and it erased everything and began installing again. FFS.

Anyways, I might have done it wrong. You can try... That was just my experience. I'll keep trying later, After I've enjoyed a bit of gameplay. tongue.gif


Good luck!

ughh, That's what I did NOT want to hear. lol Well I'll still give it a shot.
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