jjb-54 Feb 8, 2013 @ 10:59am
Clean Saved Files -
Now I will admit, I may not have typed the correct wording for this in my search - But I did try -

I have read some where in the past on one of the forums, how to clean corrupted Saved Files.

I suddenly have DB walking on water all the time - even when I do not wish to walk on water. Also I have suddenly no cool down rate for Thu'um and a couple of other odd quirks.

So I was remembering (hopefully and correctly) that there was/is a way to clean corrupted saved files without having to start all over from Ground Zero.

Thanks ....
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stabbykitteh Feb 8, 2013 @ 11:24am 
Just checking: your character isn't wearing Ahzidal's Boots, are they?
That would explain one of the problems.

As far as cleaning, I hate to be the bearer of bad news - and someone will probably argue the point - but it really isn't possible to clean your save files, yet. You can try tracking down the mods responsible and uninstalling, but pretty much anything script based is baked into your save...

It might be ok after you uninstall, then again the issues could get worse... Sorry....
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jjb-54 Feb 8, 2013 @ 11:34am 
No .. just my Dragon Scale boots... Okay, I thought I remembered something do with the Papyrus Log files that helped or something along that line .. but that was a good number of months back...
齊天大聖 Feb 8, 2013 @ 11:39am 
Everything I have read says "there is no such thing as a clean save with skyrim".

It's not like morrowind or oblivion where removing mods also removed their scripts/changes.
Buck213 Feb 8, 2013 @ 11:59am 
Go here[forums.nexusmods.com] for something that should work. Page 2 Post #16.

For more information about these commands go here[www.uesp.net].
jjb-54 Feb 8, 2013 @ 11:59am 
All right - thanks ....
Lozzle Feb 8, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
You cannot completely clean a save file. No matter what anyone on a forum tells you or modders who say use a clean save, you cannot clean a save. When a file becomes bloated and corrupted, you've basically crossed the point of no return and there is little you can do.


There is no such thing as a clean save. It does not matter who tells you there is, it doesn't exist in Skyrim. You cannot remove any mod, not even the patch, without there being some data that's been permanently changed. Doing this repeatedly WILL damage your save and WILL eventually lead to it becoming corrupt and unusable. Bethesda's own developers have confirmed the only way to properly remove a mod is to load a save made BEFORE that mod was introduced into the game. If you started a new game with 10 mods installed, you're going to be stuck with those 10 forever.


This is from Arthmoor one of the creators of the Unofficial Skyrim patches. Anyon who is curious, give that a read once or twice.
jjb-54 Feb 8, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
I guess that is why I cannot find the POST that I vague memory of that talked about cleaning "bloated" saved files with Papyrus.log ... it might have gotten removed as BAD INFORMATION ...??? Again thanks all - I guess I'm stuck w/as is .. until I start a fresh start over.
Ketren Feb 8, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
I read that you can sometimes restore unplayable saves by running chkdsk. Tried it and it seemed to work.
[Lethalvriend] Feb 8, 2013 @ 2:34pm 
If any modder figures out the data structure of save files (if they haven't already) it could be possible to clean up a save manually. But this really wouldn't be doable for a person that's not good with these kind of things. Also, as far as I know, there doesn't currently exist a program made by anyone that can do this.
MonkInsane Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:45am 
See this utility, can clean save files (Prob not completely - but might solve your issue) :) :


http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31724/

Also - as last resort: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31675
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MonkInsane Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:56am 
Originally posted by 1080p Gapefest:
You cannot completely clean a save file. No matter what anyone on a forum tells you or modders who say use a clean save, you cannot clean a save. When a file becomes bloated and corrupted, you've basically crossed the point of no return and there is little you can do.


There is no such thing as a clean save. It does not matter who tells you there is, it doesn't exist in Skyrim. You cannot remove any mod, not even the patch, without there being some data that's been permanently changed. Doing this repeatedly WILL damage your save and WILL eventually lead to it becoming corrupt and unusable. Bethesda's own developers have confirmed the only way to properly remove a mod is to load a save made BEFORE that mod was introduced into the game. If you started a new game with 10 mods installed, you're going to be stuck with those 10 forever.


This is from Arthmoor one of the creators of the Unofficial Skyrim patches. Anyon who is curious, give that a read once or twice.


While I agree your save file will never be 100% clean, there's no reason to be stuck with all the bloat - it is possible to get rid of some of the bloat. This utility has helped me greatly in fixing CTD's related to huge save files:

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/31724/

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