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BF3 on Origin - Retreiving install files

post #1 of 12
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Ok, so i purchase BF3 on origin a couple of weeks ago, cause i didnt want to wait for a disc to arrive in stock at my local store, now, the problem is, I need to reformat my PC, and i dont want to have to redownload the game. Is there a way that i can somehow get the install files from wherever they would've been saved on my PC. Or do i just have to redownload them again. If so, thats bloody stupid!
post #2 of 12
yep, it's all within:

C -> Program Files (x86) -> Origin Games -> Battlefield 3

just copy that folder somewhere and move it back to the same place once you reinstall Origin Games
post #3 of 12
copy the folder of origin games. reformat . install origin. copy the folder and it will install it from the folder
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by supra_rz View Post

copy the folder of origin games. reformat . install origin. copy the folder and it will install it from the folder

Really? That easy?

wow. Thanks! makes my job soo much easier/better biggrin.gif And faster!
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by madengineer View Post

Really? That easy?
wow. Thanks! makes my job soo much easier/better biggrin.gif And faster!

yes thats it! thumb.gif

did it 3 times and worked great
post #6 of 12
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Ok, it didnt work frown.gif

Do i have to do something to get origin to recognize that its there?

Is there some way that i have to reinstall the game?


So not sure :S


Forget it! I'll just redownload the game. Its only 15gb biggrin.gif
Edited by madengineer - 4/4/12 at 12:39am
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by madengineer View Post

Ok, it didnt work frown.gif
Do i have to do something to get origin to recognize that its there?
Is there some way that i have to reinstall the game?
So not sure :S

ok iam not sure, i havent done this before but i Believe that if you install origin first, dont launch origin yet, copy/paste the BF3 folder into where it used to be, restart your PC, and then launch origin, it should see the folder there, if not.... better wait until someone who knows about this more than i do. just trying to help and i hope you will get it fixed soon smile.gif
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Boyd View Post

ok iam not sure, i havent done this before but i Believe that if you install origin first, dont launch origin yet, copy/paste the BF3 folder into where it used to be, restart your PC, and then launch origin, it should see the folder there, if not.... better wait until someone who knows about this more than i do. just trying to help and i hope you will get it fixed soon smile.gif

Nah, just going to redownload it. So much easier and hastle free biggrin.gif I'm in no rush to play anyway, Cant tonight or tomorrow, too much uni work to do biggrin.gif
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by madengineer View Post

Nah, just going to redownload it. So much easier and hastle free biggrin.gif I'm in no rush to play anyway, Cant tonight or tomorrow, too much uni work to do biggrin.gif

if thats the case, you can just let it download while you are away doing what you do smile.gif aint it simple ! xD
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Boyd View Post

if thats the case, you can just let it download while you are away doing what you do smile.gif aint it simple ! xD

Yep! biggrin.gif

Or i could just install BC2 and play that online while it downloads biggrin.gif
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