Save file made unplayable, cannot load, duplicate, or rename.


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I've had Astroneer for around a month, and have played around 20 hours on the same saved game. After I updated to the most recent update, it still ran fine, but after saving my world and logging off the second time after the update, I came back and my save file had been reduced to the size of 1 KB and I could not load it, rename it, duplicate it, or generally interact with it. I've made other save files since then and none of them have had any issues similar to this. I did not close the game prematurely before saving, I'm certain of that. I'd like to know if there's any way for me to fix my world and gain my 20 or so hours of progress back. I've restarted the game, uninstalled and reinstalled, scanned and repaired files, and restarted my computer multiple times. Any suggestions or fixes would be greatly appreciated. 

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I would maybe see what is shows in the following folder path C:\Users\"username"\AppData\Local\Astro\Saved\SaveGames

There should be a save file for game 1 in this folder path. If it indicates the same thing about the size being 1 kb then it might have corrupted the save some how, which unfortunately means you will not be able to get back in to that game file.  

Idea though is if you copy and paste that save file in the folder path above, then rename it see if that allows you to get back in. 

1. Exit Astroneer if open using the in game exit option

2. Open windows explorer

3. Navigate to C:\Users\"username"\AppData\Local\Astro\Saved\SaveGames ("username") being your account username

4. Locate the Game 1 save file eg. NORMAL PLAY$2020.06.27-02.44.36.savegame

5. Right click on the file > select copy  

6. Right click in an empty space on the folder > Select paste  This will past a file with the same name and copy at the end of it.

7. Right client the copy file and select rename. Name it to what ever you would like.

8. Go open Astroneer and you should see in the list you new available game file. Click and load to see if it will play that file for you.

Worth at shot

Wolf 164

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