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#844788 - 10/26/12 03:09 AM Game Saves in Win7
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Hi smile

I installed The Last Testament of Sherlock on my Win7 machine last evening thinking I might make one save and then transfer the latest save across from where I have the game installed on my WinXP machine.
[Just to finish the game with the better graphics available and see what they look like.]

But I can't find the save duh

[My Son in Law installed the Win7 "Enterprise" version.]

I have a memory of members being told to look for these saves in My Documents but they are not there.
And I can't find a Documents & Settings folder at ALL.

I have looked everywhere I can think of but the layout in Win7 is so different I just seem to keep going round in circles woozy

I though of trying via the Start Menu Search facility but even that's different. There are no options to choose from, I have to type in what I need to find myself and everything I've tried so far has failed frown

I was thinking to make a search for the last file "changed" but what do I type for that ??

Hoping someone can help me out here, please laugh

EDIT :
If this post should be on a different board just please let me know.

Cheers.

Mad blush
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#844792 - 10/26/12 03:46 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Mad]
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My Documents is in Libraries, Mad. Say your computer's name is Bill. There will be an icon named Bill on your desktop. Double click on that. You'll see Libraries and under that, Documents. Open that with the little triangle out to the side and you'll see My Documents. (I always put a shortcut to My Docs on my desktop.)

You could do a typed search for Frogwares.
Or you could go to C\Program Files(X86) and see if Frogwares is there. That's the default for most of the games and some games do have their saves in the game folder.
I really wish developers would make up their minds where saves should be and stick them all in one place!

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#844800 - 10/26/12 04:27 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Mad]
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Find your AppData folder, mine is in My Docs, here you will find a file called Roaming, from here go to Frogwares and the Sherlock file will have your saves.

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#844808 - 10/26/12 06:03 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Upsydaisy]
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traveler :
Yes. When I looked for the saves for Secret Files 3 that's where I found them but the Sherlock saves are not there.
[I didn't find them until after I'd started this thread.]

Upsydaisy :
I went to AppData and found Roaming but there are no save games in there or in any other of the AppData files.

But thank you both for replying smile



Edited by Mad (10/26/12 08:06 AM)
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#844809 - 10/26/12 06:13 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Mad]
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Have you actually started playing the game? maybe the save game file doesn't appear until you have a save? just guessing here... think

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#844810 - 10/26/12 06:15 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Mad]
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First of all you will have to make hidden folders visible. The location you want is

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Frogwares\The Testament of Sherlock Holmes\save

Obviously you will replace USERNAME with whatever your username is on your computer.

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#844812 - 10/26/12 06:18 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Mad]
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Thanks, mj2c-forgot to mention the hidden folder option.
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#844816 - 10/26/12 07:09 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Upsydaisy]
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Yes, Upsydaisy, I did make a save. And that's the save I'm trying to find snicker

Thanks, mj2c.
I would definitely like to try that but whilst I know how to access hidden files on WinXP, I don't on Win7 woozy

Can you tell me how, please ??

Thanks to you all, again. I much appreciate the help grin
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#844817 - 10/26/12 07:16 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Mad]
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From the Start Menu type in Folder Options. Open Folder Options, select the View tab then select "Show hidden files, folders and drives".

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#844826 - 10/26/12 08:07 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: mj2c]
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Thank you, mj2c

But, another mystery now !!

I went the route to get hidden folders to be made available - only to find that "show hidden folders" was already checked .... Yet they are NOT showing.

I don't know WHAT to do now rolleyes
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#844830 - 10/26/12 08:26 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Mad]
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Try to copy & paste the path from my post above to Windows Explorer but before pressing Enter replace the USERNAME part with your own username. Now press enter. What happens?

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#844838 - 10/26/12 08:38 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: mj2c]
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OK. I tried that, mj2c. But it just came up "no matches".

When I get to the "hidden folders" options there are two headings at the top of that page - Apply to Folders and Reset Folders.
Apply to Folders is greyed out but I don't know what Reset Folders might do so I haven't touched it eek


Edited by Mad (10/26/12 08:44 AM)
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#844841 - 10/26/12 08:41 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Mad]
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No dont type it in the search part but in the address part.

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#844845 - 10/26/12 08:46 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: mj2c]
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Our posts are crossing now lol

What address part - where ??
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#844847 - 10/26/12 08:55 AM Re: Game Saves in Win7 [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad
OK. I tried that, mj2c. But it just came up "no matches".

When I get to the "hidden folders" options there are two headings at the top of that page - Apply to Folders and Reset Folders.
Apply to Folders is greyed out but I don't know what Reset Folders might do so I haven't touched it eek


Ignore both of those. When you select Show hidden folders just select either the Ok button at the bottom or the Apply also at the bottom.

http://mintywhite.com/windows-7/7news/36...ndows-explorer/

click on pic to magnify it. See where it says Libraries->Documents? That's the address bar.

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