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Possible to back up my game on MediaFire?

OK, this is my first time doing this so I am not too sure about the process. Btw, I don't have a thumbdrive yet. I do have a MediaFire account though. So is it possible to back up my save on MediaFire using Rar? Then when I purchase a new PC, will I be able to download and access the save file again?

Thanks.

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  • phoebebebe13phoebebebe13 Posts: 19,400 Member
    I dont use mediafire. You can ask @igazor.

    You can save your game files to a usb flash drive or even email yourself the file and save the email to download later
  • siva20092403siva20092403 Posts: 631 Member
    Btw, what is wrong with mediafire?
  • igazorigazor Posts: 19,272 Member
    I would actually want to save the entire game folder, not just the saves inside of it. Probably not the cache files. But yes, you could easily upload a zipped or rar'ed compressed copy of either as a form of backup to MediaFire. One of my own saved games is currently over 2.4 GB, the upload would certainly take a while in my case and emailing a file of that size would of course be impossible. I suppose it would compress to a somewhat smaller size, though it would still be too large for email.

    I prefer to use external hard drives that just plug into a USB or other type of connection for things like this, if I have them available.
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  • Dusty_BootsDusty_Boots Posts: 236 Member
    How about burning the backup data to a disc? They're inexpensive and roomy!
  • siva20092403siva20092403 Posts: 631 Member
    How about burning the backup data to a disc? They're inexpensive and roomy!

    Well currently, I don't even have a backup disc.
  • SimplyJenSimplyJen Posts: 14,026 Member
    edited July 2017
    Yes you can use mediafire. I've used it in the past to backup sim stuff before getting a flash drive. Now I'm waiting on my new external hard drive to get here to replace the flash drive. Like igazor points out, the size of it can take a while to upload. Having fast internet speed will help boost the upload.

    Flash drives are cheap. A pack of CDs is cheap too. I waited for a sale before finally getting an external drive because they are a bit pricey. Mediafire will work just fine until then. :)
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