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Civilization III saved games in Win 7

by ladamson / August 11, 2012 10:55 AM PDT

Finding saved games was easy with XP, and I'd regularly clean out the old games and free up space on my hard drive.
Now, with Win 7, I can't find the saved games. I tried uninstalling the entire game and reloading it, but all the dead games were still there, somewhere in memory.
With XP, I'd go to the hard drive, then down through program files to Firaxis, then Civilization, then either Saved Games, Saves or Conquests; I don't remember now.
With Win 7, I can do through the process but nothing leads to the saved, stored games I want to delete. I've asked a couple of people, including a techie, and no one has any idea where the old games are saved or how to get rid of them.
Can anyone help?

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Look around this path ...
by Edward ODaniel / August 11, 2012 12:14 PM PDT

C:\Users\'your user name here'\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\name-of-game\...\...

EXAMPLE:
C:\Users\ladamson\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Paradox Interactive\Hearts of Iron III\save games

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Thanks, but
by ladamson / August 12, 2012 12:23 AM PDT

I tried, and in several variations, but nothing. Thanks anyway.

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by bjw2006 / August 28, 2014 9:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks, but

this method does work.. you need to show hidden files and folders to get appdata to show up.. I just had the same problem and solved It this way...

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Re: saved games
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 12, 2012 1:03 AM PDT

I'd try the AppData folder in my profile first. Then the ProgramData folder.

If both failed I'd do a trick. First thing in the morning, I'd save a game, then use my file manager (Windows Explorer or Powerdesk) to find all files created today. This saved game must be one of them. Easy to recognise probably.

Kees

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