How to attempt recovery from a corrupted save (power outage, crashes, etc)

0x6A72320x6A7232 USMembers Join Date: 2016-10-06 Member: 222906Posts: 5,274 Advanced user
edited January 2019 in Subnautica General Discussion
Use Piriform Recuva (or a similar data recovery software that has the option to recover non-deleted / corrupted files)

Set it similar to the following but use *.json or *.bin, depending (you can also specify a path, eg "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Subnautica\SNAppData\SavedGames\slot0002\*.bin" (.bin files) or *.json (.json files) or *.* (everything)

Recuva > Cancel Wizard > Select drive at top-right > select (optional) path and select file type (type them in the top-right under "Filename or path") > click "Options" > click "Actions" tab > select "Search for non-deleted files (for recovery from damaged or reformatted disks)" > Click "OK" > click "Scan" in the top-middle

As a reminder (or primer for those who don't know) you will need these 4 files to make a complete save (screenshot.jpg can be replaced by a blank dummy or other .jpg renamed to screenshot.jpg, but a file named screenshot.jpg does need to be present in the slot00xx folder for the save to appear in the saved games list)
  • gameinfo.json
  • global-objects.bin
  • scene-objects.bin
  • screenshot.jpg (<- that's the little thumbnail showing you a preview of the save when you go to load)

Found this info in the following thread:

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