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Astroneer Backup

Hi everyone!

I decided to make this backup tool for Astroneer after seeing all the posts about corrupted or unplayable saves, which I've also dealt with. I'm still new to development, so this is by far the biggest project I've worked on. Let me know what you think, and feel free to provide any constructive criticisms or bug reports.

Download Astroneer Backup Version 1.2

EXE Clean Scan
PS1 Clean Scan

Made by Xech

Written for Astroneer 1.0.15.0 on Steam - Authored April 2019

What does this do?

  • This tool backs up Astroneer saves while Astroneer is running.
  • When Astroneer closes, it stops watching for changes.
  • You can choose how long you want backups to be kept.
  • The Astroneer install is not changed in any way by this tool.
  • When saves are backed up, they're copied here: %userprofile%\Saved Games\AstroneerBackup

How do I use it?

- Astroneer Backup is best run from the .EXE.
- The .PS1 is included if you'd like to examine the code.
- It must be run as Administrator. It will try to ensure this.
- To enable backup, type 1 and Enter at the Main Menu.
- To disable backup, type 2 and Enter at the Main Menu.
- To open the backup folder, type 3 and Enter at the Main Menu.
- Backups are kept for 30 days by default. 10 backups are always kept.
- Backup will only work if this appears in the Main Menu: Backup ENABLED: True

How does it work?

- A backup folder and backup script are created.
- A scheduled task is created that invokes the script.
- The task is triggered when the Astro.exe is launched.
- The backup script copies .savegame files when changed.
- Backups older than the backup lifetime are deleted.

 

MAKE MANUAL BACKUPS PRIOR TO USE
ONLY TESTED WITH STEAM VERSION
PROVIDED AS-IS WITH NO GUARANTEE EXPRESS OR IMPLIED

Edited by Xech

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