Originally Posted by kenpachiroks
Gamesave manager worked perfectly for me when I reinstalled windows(windows 7 32bit). The new version shows you which folders its backing up (with the option of using 7zip for compression).
It scans all the obvious folders and some not so obvious ones that are easy to miss.
Wonder why it hasn't worked for you. Go to "My games" in My documents and see if it has restored the files there.
PS: Maybe the 'username' has something to do with it. Maybe it saves the filepath to the archive?
In case you want to do it manually, you can use gamesave manager to do the scan for you. Then, you can backup those folders manually
I did find a few days later that 3 Steam Games were backed up with their original file tree intact, uncompressed. Other than that Gamesave Manager seems to edit the registry settings for all other games when I try to restore them, but not restore any actual data. All my non-Steam games are in a folder with .gsba extensions, the Steam games are in their own folder with all the original files.
Originally Posted by sidewu
I always do that kind of stuff manually. Old fashion way never fails on me. Also, if something is wrong, it was your fault and not some program's fault. It makes me less angry.
Yeah, you're right. Knowing what I know now I should have done that and that is what I will do next time I need to reinstall OS.