Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

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Move the Mods Folder
By myfist0
With SSD's becoming more popular, people are asking, "How can I move the folder with all the mods to a different drive?" Well, this is very simple with system links that is built into windows.
Moving your mods folder to a different drive
I use system links, or mkLinks in the CMD window. Orginal info from HowToGeek[]

As Sins of a Solar Empire loads all of the needed assets on game start, this will not affect performance. If you are moving from a SSD, it may slightly change the load time.
This tutorial is for Windows 7, Vista will be very similar.

Step 1:
Cut you folder from the original path, mine is ...

C:\Users\myfist0\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion

Step 2:
Paste the folder in the new drive, my extra drive is F:\ so my new mods path looks like ...

F:\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion

Step 3:
Now, the game needs to looks for your mod path in its original directory, and the folder is no longer there, so we will fool it into thinking it is there with an mkLink.

Open the CMD window

Start --> Run --> CMD



Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Command Prompt

An Administrator privilege is required. If you are not on an Admin account, you can right click the icon shown below and
"Run as Administrator"



Step 4:
Edit the line below to suit your paths, first path in quotes is where the mkLink will go, the second path in quotes is where the folder is now actually stored (where you moved it).

mklink /J "C:\Users\myfist0\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion" "F:\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion"

You can manually type this line into the CMD prompt, or paste it in and press enter
(right click > Paste. ctrl+v does not work).

Once you have pressed Enter you should see the CMD window change to ...


You should see "Junction created for..."

Now you should have a mkLink in the original mod paths folder where the game can look and find your mods.


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wojciechka Apr 21 @ 2:44pm 
Is there another way to do this? Such as changing configuration of the game itself?

I have enabled that Documents folder is synced by OneDrive and my OneDrive is only 5GB. If I create a junction/link in My Games, OneDrive will still pick it up, so it will be in a different drive, but synced to the cloud.

If there is a way to make Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion use a different folder - such as copying manually to the game folder?

Or put something in the config file to manually force a different local data directory?
Swedra Feb 22 @ 12:25pm 
I learn something new everyday :)
Dawnbandit Aug 9, 2017 @ 10:47am 
thx bb. 10/10 guide.
Inginuer Jul 11, 2014 @ 8:04am 
I did it with my whole MY Games folder and the other games are working too.
This is a good tutorial.

I can only add, that if someboy want to leave the original data as backup, the folder has to be renamed, otherwise the link cann't be created.