PC Gamers look here for your saviour!

So if you're looking here you are probably a PC gamer and if you're like me you've had to reformat because of either a new computer/crash/virus or whatever. If you've done that then you might have experienced something along the lines of forgetting to backup your game saves for a game (CoD:MW for example which I lost all my Multiplayer profile) and losing all your progress. Well I've found a solution to your woes of lost game saves!   

Enter Gamesavemanager.  
This program will search your computer for all your games, including Steam games (and ones supported by steam cloud if you don't trust it) and then you will be able to make an archive will all those save files. The database is constantly being updated and if your game isn't supported there is an option for custom game save locations. 
It can even set a scheduled task to back up your games while you sleep. 
But what happens if my computer crashes and all my archives are lost!?! You ask.  

Enter Dropbox (or if you want to be nice click this referral link + you get an extra 250mb) 
Gamesavemanager has the option to back up to your dropbox folder so you will have a cloud based archive of your game saves that you can access anywhere! 
 
So what are you waiting for? Protect all that time invested into your gaming and save those saves! 

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Edited by Nikral

So if you're looking here you are probably a PC gamer and if you're like me you've had to reformat because of either a new computer/crash/virus or whatever. If you've done that then you might have experienced something along the lines of forgetting to backup your game saves for a game (CoD:MW for example which I lost all my Multiplayer profile) and losing all your progress. Well I've found a solution to your woes of lost game saves!   

Enter Gamesavemanager.  
This program will search your computer for all your games, including Steam games (and ones supported by steam cloud if you don't trust it) and then you will be able to make an archive will all those save files. The database is constantly being updated and if your game isn't supported there is an option for custom game save locations. 
It can even set a scheduled task to back up your games while you sleep. 
But what happens if my computer crashes and all my archives are lost!?! You ask.  

Enter Dropbox (or if you want to be nice click this referral link + you get an extra 250mb) 
Gamesavemanager has the option to back up to your dropbox folder so you will have a cloud based archive of your game saves that you can access anywhere! 
 
So what are you waiting for? Protect all that time invested into your gaming and save those saves! 

Posted by AlisterCat

THANK YOU! I made a thread about this some months ago and nobody had a solution. This sounds like exactly what I've been hoping for. A little too late now but I can find use for it.

Posted by MeierTheRed

Seems pretty cool, i will give it ago. Thanks.

Posted by ch13696

This is something I've been looking for. If you were real and not a figment of my internet imagination, I would hug you. 

Posted by Raymayne
@Nikral said:
 forgetting to backup your game saves for a game (CoD:MW for example)  "
What a stupid example.
Posted by Nikral
@Raymayne: No not really, when I played MW1 Multiplayer I had to reformat my computer...little did I know that my multiplayer profile was NOT saved on their server, so to my surprise when I go to play my fully stocked profile is gone. 
Posted by Chandu83

Thank you very much. This can be very useful.

Posted by NekuSakuraba

I love you. <3

Posted by duder123

Thanks :D

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@Nikral:  i manually search for the savegame folder location of each game i install and copy/paste them to my external hard drive. but now using that program (if it works well) i wont have to do that any fucking more 
 
thanks bro
Posted by sharma55
@NekuSakuraba said:
" I love you. <3 "
My sentiments exactly.
Posted by Nikral

Hopefully it's working out for everyone! :D

Posted by HaroldoNVU
@Nikral:  Fantastic. Thanks for the tip. The person who developed this needs a medal but since I can't hand out those, does he have a donation button or somthing like that? Anyway, I'll download this now.
Posted by Nikral
@HaroldoNVU: I too have asked the same question, here is what he responded 
 
 

Someone else asked about this a while ago.
While I'm grateful of people wishing to donate money (regardless of the amount) to me, I don't feel it's worth it.

GameSave Manager is a hobby for me and would of existed (admittedly in a much more basic form) even if I didn't share it with "the internet". As a result of this, I feel taking donations for something I effectively built for my own needs is just greedy and silly.    

Posted by ryanwho

I feel like I've entered an infomercial.

Edited by HitmanAgent47

Sometimes I don't mind starting all over. If I need my mass effect 2 save, I can just move it over to my newer rig with a usb stick, or back it up there.

Posted by OmegaPirate

Hmm, this seems relevant to my interests! thank you!!

Posted by LordAndrew
@ryanwho said:
" I feel like I've entered an infomercial. "
I ain't touching that referral link, even if I do get the Graty for free.
Posted by TheKeyboardDemon

If there was a way that I could +respect for you then I would have done that by now, either way, it's a great find.
 
Thanks for sharing.

Edited by JeanLuc

I don't know, I've been fooled by programs like this before.

Posted by HitmanAgent47

Lol I just had to format my pc yesterday because it wasn't working. When I make excuses and stuff, this program could of really helped. Oh well, sometimes I like having an excuse to start all over. I can't believe I had to format only after two months of building this rig to lose everything again.

Posted by BounceDK

If it works, that's friggin awesome.

Posted by TheKeyboardDemon

Nice. I have just backed up all my games, after having seen this thread weeks ago. The best bit was by looking at the game details I was able to find the location where Burnout Paradise stores its game saves and have now found this on an image file of my old PC so I should be able to transfer that across, I only had about 3% left to finish. Hopefully it will work ok.

Posted by Nikral

Dropbox has a ton of ways now to get extra space if you need it. Such as tweeting a message on twitter or connecting Facebook accounts. 

Edited by NekuSakuraba

It tells me GameSave Manager is Malware. =/

Posted by Nikral
@NekuSakuraba: What is telling you that? Because I have Norton and it definitely ISN'T malware lol