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[Tech Help] Basic Backup

Discussion in 'UO Enhanced Client Discussion' started by Cear Dallben Dragon, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Cear Dallben Dragon

    Cear Dallben Dragon Babbling Loonie
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    Feb 17, 2005
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    Lets say I want to reinstall the client, but keep my macros and hotbars. What all does one need to back up as far as folders, skins and xmls. anyone done this successfully?
  2. Storm

    Storm UO Forum Moderator
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    Mar 18, 2004
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    I always back up my user data folder! but I believe you could just back up the individual character folders ! But I dont think that would back up waypoints and such?
    I do the user folder so then I know I have a back up for everything I need!
  3. There are actually two folders that you need to backup.

    The first has all your mods in it: Program Files (x86) / Electronic Arts / Ultima Online Stygian Abyss / Userinterface

    The second folder contains all of your character information and desktop setup: Documents / EA Games / Ultima Online Stygian Abyss / User Data

    The User Data folder contains all character info for all Accounts that you've logged into. Open that folder and you can see the individual account names. Open any account name and you can see each shard that account has logged into. Open any shard folder and you can see the individual character desktop files, which contain your desktop setup, hotbars, UI Scaling, macros, etc.

    THIS is very handy when setting up a new character, since you can copy, paste and rename the folder to your new character's name to get the exact same desktop, hot bar and macro set up for your new character. I set one character up with the basic hot bars and macros, then copied this file for all my other characters. Now they all have the same "look" but I did have to add new macros and a few hot bars, but this saves a lot of time.