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Reformat : What to back up Mass Effect files wise?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Draeger, 26 Sep 2009.

  1. Draeger


    Joined: 4 Feb 2004

    Posts: 12,869

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Hi folks,

    I'm about to reformat one of my PC's due to a new motherboard. Said PC has Mass Effect installed on it and I have still got a fair way to get through it. To this end I would like to back up any files/folders I will require that will allow me to reformat, reinstall the game and then copy and paste the required folders back into their respective locations.

    Can someone tell me where the folders I need to keep to do this are located?.

    Many thanks indeedy. :)
  2. hideki

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2008

    Posts: 1,199

    Location: Scotland

    If you don't have the steam version then you need to de-authorize the installation before reformatting.

    Grab that here http://activate.ea.com/deauthorize/gamesList.html

    As for the saves and settings, you will find them here (depending on os):
    C:\Users\<user>\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect

    I think you should be able to backup that folder then simply copy it over to the fresh installation later on.