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In my Documents folder I have "\Klei\DoNotStarveTogether", "\My Games\Far Cry Primal", and "Square Enix\JustCause3" that are folders made automatically by the games. I'd like to move these folders to the same place. For Don't Starve Together I was able to go into the launch settings in steam and enter

'"-persistent_storage_root "C:\Users\USER\Documents\Game Saves\Klei"'

which successfully moved the save data.

Is there any way to do this for other games?

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    Where each games saves is configured on a per-game basis. This is far too broad to answer across the breadth of all games on Steam.
    – Frank
    Jul 21, 2017 at 21:50
  • @Frank Damn, I was hoping there might be an easy solution through steam or something. Thanks
    – Walker
    Jul 21, 2017 at 21:54

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You can't do that, or rather Steam has no option that forces all games to save in the same directory.

Unfortunately or fortunately, each game creates and handles its own folders. Some games, like Don't Starve Together, have set up arguments to let the user decide where they'd like to store save data, but Steam has no universal way to change which folders are used by a game.

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in similar fashion to what SteamMover does to your Steam games, you should be able to move the folder and setup a link to the new location, you would still need a shortcut (of sorts) in the original location.

You can use steam mover for this purpose just point its source to your mydocuments folder and destination to the new parent folder.

Or use the built in windows cmd "mklink" - Creates a symbolic link.

    MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target

    /D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file
            symbolic link.
    /H      Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
    /J      Creates a Directory Junction.
    Link    Specifies the new symbolic link name.
    Target  Specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link
            refers to.

Move the save folder to the new location eg d:\NEWsaveFolder

then at "command prompt" type

mklink /J c:\OLDsaveFolder d:\NEWsaveFolder

a special shortcut will be created in the original location to the new one and not take up any space.

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  • Or, just move your whole library somewhere random, and let Steam find it. I have mine on a different hard drive entirely, and if I ever reformat and reinstall Windows, I just install Steam and let it do the rest itself. Doesn't entirely answer the question, but might be helpful. I'm pretty sure you can rescan at any time for a moved library, but not sure if you can use multiple library locations.
    – flith
    Dec 22, 2017 at 16:31

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