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not able to delete saved files

A topic by Mikaylamike created 14 days ago Views: 88 Replies: 5
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i'm new to this website , for starters i searched answers from the devs and the forums in here , just one dev had answered me , i tried everything i can , i hope someone can resolve my issue since it's my first time in this area .

okay , when i asked the dev , they said navigate to :  (PC: Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\RenPy and delete the Artifact folder ) ofc i changed the user to mine and that didn't help instead it gave me ( no items match your search ) .

i tried searching inside the game files itself and found inside the file called ( game ) _ ( saved ) , i deleted those , then i re entered the game and the saved files are there in their place , nothing got deleted .

in those games i've played , they don't have the option to delete the saved data from inside the game nor they're an auto saved .

i usually save my files into the D drive so i i don't know if that will make any difference but i copied them and pasted them into the C drive and repeated the process which going to (PC: Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\RenPy and delete the Artifact folder )  , i even tried the ( Windows + R ) to open the dialog box then i wrote ( %LocalApp% ) there i manually looked for the game but it didn't appear , it's like the game isn't registered in my device .

i tried to describe my problem with as much details as i can , there were no guides on you tube for itch it only redirected me to steam and steam saves in cloud so that won't help .

my native language is not English so i hope my explanation was easy and i hope this cursed issue get resolved .

thanks in advance .

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Type %appdata% into your start menu bar and then hit enter and it should load up the appdata folder, where you'll find the RenPy one with all the saves to delete. You might need to delete the ones saved locally alongside the actual game files too, since I believe they copy over.

Alternatively, provided they haven't modified anything of the RenPy engine too much, you're also able to delete saves in-game by hovering your mouse over them and pressing the 'Delete' key. (The one above the arrow keys, alongside Insert, Home, etc.)

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it should load up the appdata folder, where you'll find the RenPy one with all the saves to delete. You might need to delete the ones saved locally alongside the actual game files too, since I believe they copy over.

afaik they do. And sometimes the folder in the renpy folder is not named like the game.

 ... \AppData\Roaming\RenPy has a folder for each game

and as a backup the local copy within the installed game folder.

... \game\saves

Though the saves should be deleteable from within the game, but not necessarily the overal status of the game and maybe not the autosaves. It saves stuff like which page was visited already for skipping and other things, like achievements the developer put into the game. That would be the "persistent" file in the save folders.

i kindly ask you to be patient with me since i'm still learning , first of all i was using the browser to download the VN games but then yesterday i found out that i needed to use the app for the web so i can use the method of ( C : user etc etc ) , i did in fact immediately started using it but then an unfortunate problem occurred ( just my usual RNG ) , the thing is some of the games i downloaded were old games meaning i played them before but deleted them and redownloaded them using the app hence i wasn't able to delete them from the saved files ( i need to mention that some of them didn't have a folder names as saves or saved ) so i just used the method from the other kind person who answered me ( delete option from keyboard the right section ) , i still don't know if this was due to me playing it before or not .

right , i talked too much , do excuse me and thank you !

was my post that long and boring lol , i had to reread my post again thanks to you truly , anyway 

i'm really thankful to you , the delete option had worked , you're life saver , i have to note that nobody told me that i had to use the app instead the web for me to actually to be able to use the option of the c: user data app etc etc etc , i had to find out the hard way after a search for 3 days in my free time , lol thanks again 

that nobody told me that i had to use the app instead the web for me to actually to be able to use the option of the c: user data app etc

Are you trying to tell us, that you have a renpy game that has a different save game location depending on wether you use the itch app to install it, or installing it manually?

Because that would be quite curious. Renpy games have two save locations, and one of them is the installation folder and the other is the user folder mentioned above. And that user folder is not dependant on the install location.

Did you maybe use the sandbox mode of the itch app? That creates a new user to run the games for safety reasons. That new users has it's own Appdata folder.