Cannot save esp files with the G.E.C.K

#1BamsheePosted 4/22/2010 6:17:07 AM
Okay, everytime I save my work on the G.E.C.K, it appears a lock in the saving window. But the ESP file doesn't appear in the Data folder. How do I make the ESP files to work? Thanks.
#2Bamshee(Topic Creator)Posted 4/22/2010 8:02:33 AM
Bamshee posted...
it appears a lock in the saving window.

Sorry, I ment it is a padlock on the file's icon in the saving window.
#3Bamshee(Topic Creator)Posted 4/24/2010 5:20:22 AM

Please somebody, help i really need this to work :\

#4mudzillaPosted 4/24/2010 6:14:22 AM
Don't understand why people don't use the offical forums. But your going to have alot better chance getting your question answered here.

http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/forum/45-mods/
#5SahuaginPosted 4/24/2010 6:25:03 AM
what do you mean "is a padlock"? The GECK just uses a windows common dialog box to choose a filename, so the problem is likely related to your file system, and not the GECK. Are you trying to save on top of a read-only file or something? Try another filename if you can.

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#6Bamshee(Topic Creator)Posted 4/24/2010 4:51:07 PM

Nope, apparently not :\ Don't even ask me how many times I've tried saving over and over again.

#7SahuaginPosted 4/24/2010 7:48:29 PM
well what do you mean by "padlock" can you give a screenshot? what has a padlock on it?

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#8Bamshee(Topic Creator)Posted 4/25/2010 1:08:18 AM

Allright. I can SAVE the files once I'm done in the GECK. When I'm SAVING AS, i can see my older ESP files I've saved just with a padlock on. I save my file in Data, but it doesn't appear in the Data folder..I can really only see them in the save-as window, just locked.

#9SahuaginPosted 4/25/2010 3:43:07 AM
if the files have padlock icons, that makes me think maybe you have .esp extensions associated with some other program. check Tools->Folder Options->File Types for ESP and ESM extensions and see what they're associated with.

if you can see files when you are saving that you can't see when using "My Computer", either:
- they are 'hidden' and you can't see them
- you think you are in the same directory but you really aren't
- you have a filter of some kind on that's hiding them?
- you have serious issues with your O/S
- this is some feature of the GECK that I'm unfamiliar with

so, make sure you can see 'hidden' files, and make sure it is the right directory. I would also check to make sure that the disc isn't full, and that you have write permission to that directory. try New-Text Document and make sure you can create and edit a file in that directory. try renaming the blank text file to have a .esp extension. try renaming it to the same name as a file you see from the GECK. try these tests both from "My Computer" and from the GECK Save window. try manipulating (copy/move/rename) the .esp files that have the padlocks from the Save window.

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#10Bamshee(Topic Creator)Posted 4/25/2010 8:57:50 AM

Thank you! I tried to move the locked ESP file in the save window, and now it appeared! :D