Well I tried to post this on the official Windows/Microsoft forums, but their "Submit" button is broken. Just as unfortunate is the fact that the "Report Site Bugs" page works off of the same system and is therefore, also broken. So here I am and here's my question:
I want games, by default, to save to C:\Users\[user]\Games rather than C:\Users\[user]\My Documents\My Games. How do I change this? A step-by-step process would be wonderful. And please don't say "Change it in the games .ini" because I tried that. Some games don't like it.
Unfortunately, there's more to it than just being picky. I have reasons for wanting to change it.
I play old games from before the "My Games' path was even used and they still know to save there. This tells me that Windows tells them where to save (i.e. via a referenced path, likely using an environmental variable to specify the user a such). This means that if you change where Windows tells it to save, you change where it will save.
Forget it. I found a shell extension to create hardlinks for me. Not that I'm ungrateful, DarkSable, but your post was not helpful in the least. In fact in this same amount of time it took for me to read your post, I found an answer while researching a different topic.
Windows 8 (Standard; System Builder). Sorry, I thought you were trying to be a smarta*s. Thanks for trying.
Actually, I just would up switching up my Libraries. It's now guaranteed to work. It is unfortunate that Windows does not have an option (maybe in Computer Management) to change such paths manually.
And Microsoft was the one who started the whole "My Games" saving trend, which utterly sucks.
Thanks guys. I'm gonna stop tinkering before I break my Windows (again) and let the Libraries handle it. I just want easy access and have all of my games 1-click away. I seem to have accomplished this. All Units: RTB