I have a flash drive where I keep all of my game save backups, and it would be nice to have it automatically save there. Is there a way that I can re-route the save folder destination to my flash drive?

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Use the ln command to make a symbolic link that replaces the original save directory with a link to the save directory on your flash drive (assumed to be mounted at /mnt/flashdrive).

ln -s ~/.Prison\ Architect/saves /mnt/flashdrive/saves


Use the mklink command in an elevated command prompt to create a junction from the original save directory to your flash drive (assumed to be F:).

mklink /j F:\saves C:\Users\YOUR_NAME\AppData\Local\Introversion\Prison Architect\saves\
  • I use the Windows cmd.exe for this, right?
    – rivermont
    Jun 3, 2015 at 14:57
  • Yes, but you'll have to run it as administrator in order to use the mklink command. Right-click the Command Prompt icon in Start>Programs>Accessories and select the Run as administrator option. Jun 3, 2015 at 15:00

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