So it seems when I make a new character my old one is deleted

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User Info: Jolt

Jolt
5 years ago#1
I just lost a level 43 character with 100 smithing 100 enchanting 90some one hand 70 destruction and a whole bunch of other stuff.

I normally keep one manual save file, and then there are the 3 autosaves. I started a new character yesterday and play for a while then I saved and got off. A short while later I decided to play my old character only to find the save files were all gone. No, I did not overwrite them.

I decided to try recreating the problem so I made a 3rd character. I did not do ANY manual save for the third character. I started it and got to th part where you create/name your person. I did this then it autosaved and I quit. When I went to load up my manual save for my 2nd character it was gone.

This is a huge problem. The autosave from a new character overwrites my manual save. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm so frustrated. I put so much time into that character and it's all gone.
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User Info: CutterDeBlanc

CutterDeBlanc
5 years ago#2
I just load the system save where your name is still "Prisoner" when I want to start a new game. I remember Oblivion had this same problem.
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User Info: Elyon

Elyon
5 years ago#3
Make more than one save file. It won't overwrite all of your save files.

But yes, this is a well documented issue. And very annoying.
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User Info: VincentTactics

VincentTactics
5 years ago#4
I had the same thing happen to me.

I'm not sure, but my theory is that you may have used the first autosave (the one at the very beginning that is always created even if you turn autosave off) as your manual save overwrite. Thus, starting a new game overwrote that save file.

User Info: saintkd

saintkd
5 years ago#5
I currently have 2 characters just fine. I know to save outside of auto save more than once and not on the original save slot.

I never had this problem in oblivion either as it was only autosaves that got overwritten in oblivion.
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User Info: FredtheBum

FredtheBum
5 years ago#6
I'm soooooooo proud of this topic right now almost 2 pages an no one as called anyone any names!

User Info: Eclipsed_Fire

Eclipsed_Fire
5 years ago#7
It didn't happen to me. I've been playing two different characters with no problem whatsoever.
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User Info: Mountaintop884

Mountaintop884
5 years ago#8
From what I understand. That prisoner file looks like manual save file but is a auto save. If u make a manual save over that file ur screwed if u create a new character.

User Info: Eedrah

Eedrah
5 years ago#9
^ this

As long as you create 1 or more new save files per character, they won't be deleted, I have 5 different characters....

User Info: FredtheBum

FredtheBum
5 years ago#10
Eedrah posted...
^ this

As long as you create 1 or more new saves per character, they won't be deleted, I have 5 different characters....


On the contraire I had 3 manual saves once and started a new charac. But on top of all the autosaves being overwritten it corrupted the 3 hard saves.
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