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Posted 29 August 2008 - 04:51 PM

I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit, and I installed GTA San Andreas. I wanted to put my old saved game in, but I couldn't find the "GTA San Andreas User Files" folder, in the Documents folder, neither AppData folder.

I tried searching for "GTA San Andreas User Files" and "GTASAsf1.b" but there was no found.

I did the first mission and saved the game. When I exited the game the folder still wasn't there, but when I started SA I could load the saved game of the first mission I did. (folder still wasn't there) confused.gif

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:04 PM Edited by GTArv, 29 August 2008 - 05:07 PM.

Like I suggested in your previous topic, use Window's Search option. Enter the file name as gta3sf*.b, and the location to search in as "My Computer". I have never used Vista, but the search feature should basically be the same as previous versions of Windows.

Make sure to enter the file name as gta3sf*.b (Its an asterisk, not 1, 2 or any other number). This wildcard search will let you find the savefile, irrespective of the slot.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (GTArv @ Aug 29 2008, 17:04)
Like I suggested in your previous topic, use Window's Search option. Enter the file name as gta3sf*.b, and the location to search in as "My Computer". I have never used Vista, but the search feature should basically be the same as previous versions of Windows.

1) I HAVE SAN ANDREAS
2)I have searched the SA save file and folder for already about 50k times. suicidal.gif
I'm just out of ideas facedesk.gif

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:10 PM Edited by GTArv, 29 August 2008 - 05:13 PM.

QUOTE (Vasilyrud @ Aug 29 2008, 17:08)
2)I have searched the SA save file and folder for already about 50k times.

I'll make it more clear then.

Search in "My Computer".
Enter the filename to be searched as gtasasf*.b (Note the asterisk in between)



[EDIT] My bad, I posted the wrong filename.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE (GTArv @ Aug 29 2008, 17:10)
QUOTE (Vasilyrud @ Aug 29 2008, 17:08)
2)I have searched the SA save file and folder for already about 50k times.

I'll make it more clear then.

Search in "My Computer".
Enter the filename to be searched as <!--SF--> gtasasf*.b (Note the asterisk in between)



[EDIT] My bad, I posted the wrong filename.
<!--EF-->

Nothing found suicidal.gif

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:33 PM

The default direcotry where Vista stores the User Files is:
C:\Users\your username\Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files

If you are running the game in Windows 98/ME compatibility mode, then the path changes to:
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE (girishb @ Aug 29 2008, 17:33)
The default direcotry where Vista stores the User Files is:
C:\Users\your username\Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files

If you are running the game in Windows 98/ME compatibility mode, then the path changes to:
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files

ITS JUST NOT THERE rah.gif

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:38 PM

In some cases, I have heard the the User Files were located in the Data folder in the installation folder.
C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\Data\

Try searching the entire SA folder.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 02:00 AM

QUOTE (girishb @ Aug 29 2008, 10:38)
In some cases, I have heard the the User Files were located in the Data folder in the installation folder.
C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\Data\

Try searching the entire SA folder.

Looking at the above posts, I assume he has already done that.

@ Vasilyrud

If the search method does not work for you, try re-installing the game.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:26 AM

QUOTE (girishb @ Aug 29 2008, 17:38)
In some cases, I have heard the the User Files were located in the Data folder in the installation folder.
C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\Data\

Try searching the entire SA folder.

I did. ITS NOT THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! angry.gif

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:55 AM

QUOTE (Vasilyrud @ Aug 30 2008, 11:56)
QUOTE (girishb @ Aug 29 2008, 17:38)
In some cases, I have heard the the User Files were located in the Data folder in the installation folder.
C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\Data\

Try searching the entire SA folder.

I did. ITS NOT THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! angry.gif

Calm the f*ck down. I was just being specific.

Turn off UAC from your Control Panel and search for a .set file. Do an entire Windows search, if necessary. The savefiles should exist where this file is. Also, if you reinstall the game, make sure you install it in the same drive as that of Vista.

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:04 AM

QUOTE (girishb @ Aug 30 2008, 06:55)
QUOTE (Vasilyrud @ Aug 30 2008, 11:56)
QUOTE (girishb @ Aug 29 2008, 17:38)
In some cases, I have heard the the User Files were located in the Data folder in the installation folder.
C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\Data\

Try searching the entire SA folder.

I did. ITS NOT THERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! angry.gif

Calm the f*ck down. I was just being specific.

Turn off UAC from your Control Panel and search for a .set file. Do an entire Windows search, if necessary. The savefiles should exist where this file is. Also, if you reinstall the game, make sure you install it in the same drive as that of Vista.

There's a gta_sa.set file in the data folder, but there are no saved files there. sad.gif

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:06 AM Edited by lil weasel, 30 August 2008 - 08:17 AM.

2 cents...
On my Vista OS...
From the beginning:
On the desktop:
1. You clicked the Start Button?
2. Then you clicked the Documents button under the account name?
3. In resulting window... the GTA San Andreas User Files does not show?

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:16 AM

QUOTE (lil weasel @ Aug 30 2008, 12:36)
2 cents...

From the beginning:
On the desktop:
1. You clicked the Start Button?
2. Then you clicked the Documents button under the account name?
3. In resulting window... the GTA San Andreas User Files does not show?

Unfortunately, Vista's hierarchy is too f*cked up and it doesn't work the same way it does in XP.

@Vasilyrud:
I'm beginning to think the problem has got something to do with the 64-bit version of Vista; I can be wrong though. Have you tried unhiding all the hidden files and then searching?

I'm running out of ideas and I searched a lot of sites but nothing substantial came up. If you aren't far up in the game, you can reinstall the game and run it in Windows 98 compatibility mode which should force the game to create a User Files folder at:
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE (lil weasel @ Aug 30 2008, 07:06)
2 cents...
On my Vista OS...
From the beginning:
On the desktop:
1. You clicked the Start Button?
2. Then you clicked the Documents button under the account name?
3. In resulting window... the GTA San Andreas User Files does not show?

1. yes
2. yes
3. yes

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 04:03 AM

As Girish said, Try unhiding all the hidden files and folders, then try searching your entire hard drive.

Still no luck?? Try re-installing the game and running it in Win98 Compatibility mode.

Then check your computer's public documents folder for the San Andreas user files folder.

After you've done all of that, come back here and update us on what the situation is like.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:52 AM

The funny thing is that the game actually saves.
(even though there is no saved game file)
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (Vasilyrud @ Aug 31 2008, 15:22)
The funny thing is that the game actually saves.
(even though there is no saved game file)
confused.gif

If the game has the ability to save and you can re-load from your previous save, it means that the saved files are stored in your Files and folders somewhere.. Just calm down. Try what Girish and Asim have suggested by unhiding your hidden files and folders..

You mentioned that you can see the user files folder while answering Lil Weasel.. What can you see in that folder?.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE (cacarla @ Aug 31 2008, 11:41)
QUOTE (Vasilyrud @ Aug 31 2008, 15:22)
The funny thing is that the game actually saves.
(even though there is no saved game file)
confused.gif

If the game has the ability to save and you can re-load from your previous save, it means that the saved files are stored in your Files and folders somewhere.. Just calm down. Try what Girish and Asim have suggested by unhiding your hidden files and folders..

You mentioned that you can see the user files folder while answering Lil Weasel.. What can you see in that folder?.

In the AppData folder, there are a bunch of other application folders, and Assassin's Creed saved game folder.

No GTA saved game folder though.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:01 PM

There's a simple way to slove this. Uninstall SA, and then reinstall. That should make a brand new folder where it should be.

If that still doesn't solve the problem just create a new folder named "San Andreas User Files" in my Documents.

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (Unlimited @ Aug 31 2008, 22:31)
If that still doesn't solve the problem just create a new folder named "San Andreas User Files" in my Documents.

That won't help since the game will create a User Files folder the way Vista forces it too. Any other user created folder will be ignored. Generally, the savefiles are located along with the gta_sa.set file, but that doesn't seem to be the situation in this case.

@Vasilyrud:
I don't see any other option but to reinstall the game, delete the set file and run it in Windows 98 compatibility mode and see if the User Files are created at the following path:
C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files

Also, it'd be a good idea to install the game on the same drive as that of Vista.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:03 PM

This is really confusing, I don't see any reason for the save files not to be present on the hard drive. As vasilyrud has said, the game still saves it's progress, and he can load it perfectly, without any problems. And the game cannot load anything if the save file is not present there.

I am using Vista, my User Files folder was created in the Documents folder.

@ Vasilyrud

You might want to do an entire hard drive search for folders like "User tracks, Gallery," and others that you believe will lead you in the right direction.

Be sure to have administrator previllages though, and no parental control settings on your User account. Also be sure that you have disabled the UAC, and that all the hidden files and folders are now unhidden.


If that does not help, I'll have to agree with Girish. Re-install your game and run it in Win98 Compatibility mode. That would force the game to create a User Files folder in your computer's public documents.

If you are still in doubt, I suggest you contact Rockstar.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:04 AM

I have Vista Home Premium also, and on my game, the User Files Folder was not created until I loaded the game and saved for the first time. Then it was created in the Documents folder on Vista. If all else fails, try going under the start menu and the click on Rockstar Games folder, then right click on the .exe and see where the folder is located-that is what I have to do at times with certain things. Hope this helps.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:58 AM

QUOTE (radioman @ Sep 1 2008, 23:04)
I have Vista Home Premium also, and on my game, the User Files Folder was not created until I loaded the game and saved for the first time. Then it was created in the Documents folder on Vista. If all else fails, try going under the start menu and the click on Rockstar Games folder, then right click on the .exe and see where the folder is located-that is what I have to do at times with certain things. Hope this helps.

He already knows where his GTA San Andreas directory is located. He is in doubt with the GTA San Andreas User Files folder only.

Also, he has already saved his progress. As you might find in some previous posts, he can save and load the save perfectly, but he is unable to find a place the files might be located at.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:59 PM

I tried searching for user tracks and gallery folder, and there was found none.
The gta_sa.set file, is in the GTASA/data folder. No saved game files, though.
All hidden folders unhiden: nothing new.
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I didn't have a lot of time, but now I'll try to reinstall SA.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:58 AM

QUOTE (Vasilyrud @ Sep 3 2008, 06:59)
I tried searching for user tracks and gallery folder, and there was found none.
The gta_sa.set file, is in the GTASA/data folder. No saved game files, though.
All hidden folders unhiden: nothing new.
mercie_blink.gif



I didn't have a lot of time, but now I'll try to reinstall SA.

Re-install your game and run it in Win98 compatibility mode.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:40 AM

maybe you don't need to reinstall,I also had the same problem but now I know where is MY savegame folder-

 

file location- your name>appdata>local>virtualstore>Program files>Rockstar games>GTA san andreas>data

 

and maybe this will work for you because it worked for me!   :lol:  :cookie:  :facedesk:


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:21 AM

Gj on bringing up a 6 year old thread :lol:





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