Multi-user saves not saved

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Toweri
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Multi-user saves not saved

Post by Toweri » 24 Jun 2018, 20:51

On a Windows installation, where multiple users have accounts on the same computer, there is no way to save all users' game saves.
The program scans for and saves only the current users' saves from C:\Users\[Username]\... while it should scan all user sub-directories inside C:\Users\

To save all users' game saves, one would need to login as each user, one by one, and run the backup from each user account.

So instead of scanning %USERPROFILE% - giving you path 'C:\Users\[CurrentUserName]\' (followed by the known game save paths from the database), the program should scan 'C:\Users\*\' (followed by the known game save paths.)
Of course the "Public" folder as well as some hidden folders inside C:\Users\ should be excluded.

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InsaneMatt
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Re: Multi-user saves not saved

Post by InsaneMatt » 25 Jun 2018, 12:53

This is something I'm looking into for v4.x, but it's not quite as easy as you make out.

What if the user has set their Documents, AppData or even User Profile directories to a different location? It's a somewhat fringe issue, but still an issue.
There's also the problem of backing up registry data in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key. Some games store their progress / settings there instead of files.

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