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It is recommended to create backups from this directory, before you install a new version.
 
It is recommended to create backups from this directory, before you install a new version.
  
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== Windows ==
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=== Installation by Zip-package ===
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Application directory is the same as the unpacked factorio directory.
  
== Installation by Zip-package ==
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For example, if you unpacked the zip to
Zip package is just one Factorio directory that doesn't need to be installed, all the saves are there locally easy to find.
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C:\Factorio
 
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Then your saves can be found in
== Installation via Installer ==
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C:\Factorio\saves
=== Windows ===
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and mods in
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C:\Factorio\mods
  
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=== Installation via Installer ===
 
Installation package follows UAC. For that case the factorio directory is where you install it (Program files by default) and the user data (saves, player data etc) are stored in
 
Installation package follows UAC. For that case the factorio directory is where you install it (Program files by default) and the user data (saves, player data etc) are stored in
 
  C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Factorio
 
  C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Factorio
 
Windows Vista and newer (UAC active):
 
Windows Vista and newer (UAC active):
 
  %appdata%\factorio
 
  %appdata%\factorio
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=== MacOSx ===
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== MacOSx ==
 
The application should be by default installed in the Apps-folder.
 
The application should be by default installed in the Apps-folder.
  
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Example link: http://finerthings.in/featured/lion-library-folder-visible/
 
Example link: http://finerthings.in/featured/lion-library-folder-visible/
  
=== Linux ===
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== Linux ==
 
Data is stored under
 
Data is stored under
 
  ~/.factorio
 
  ~/.factorio
  
==Changing the save directory==
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==Changing the application directory==
  
It is possible to change the save directory for Factorio. This can be done by editing the location of the "write-data" entry in the ''config-paths.cfg'' file, though this also affects the location of the other directories (mods, scenario, temp). If you want to move only the location of your save files you can [[Application_Directory/Changing_the_save_directory|change the the save directory using symlinks]].
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It is possible to change the application directory location for Factorio. This can be done by editing the location of the "write-data" entry in the file ''config.ini''. This affects the location of mods, scenario and temp. If you want to move only the location of your save files you can [[Application_Directory/Changing_the_save_directory|change the the save directory using symlinks]].

Revision as of 10:44, 18 December 2014

The application directory stores

  • the saves (every save is a zip-file)
  • the Mods
  • scenarios
  • configuration
  • Log File (since v0.10.0).

The directory structure is self-explaining.

You can delete for example the configuration-file; it will be generated new with the defaults.

It is recommended to create backups from this directory, before you install a new version.

Windows

Installation by Zip-package

Application directory is the same as the unpacked factorio directory.

For example, if you unpacked the zip to

C:\Factorio

Then your saves can be found in

C:\Factorio\saves

and mods in

C:\Factorio\mods

Installation via Installer

Installation package follows UAC. For that case the factorio directory is where you install it (Program files by default) and the user data (saves, player data etc) are stored in

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Factorio

Windows Vista and newer (UAC active):

%appdata%\factorio

MacOSx

The application should be by default installed in the Apps-folder.

Whereas the data is stored under

/users/<replace with your username>/Library/Application Support/factorio

Which is equivalent to

~/Library/Application Support/factorio

You can type in this into the finder (press SHIFT-COMMAND-G for goto folder) and put in exactly this line.

If you still don't see this folder it might be invisible for you. Search in the internet for for example about "make library folder visible macos".

Example link: http://finerthings.in/featured/lion-library-folder-visible/

Linux

Data is stored under

~/.factorio

Changing the application directory

It is possible to change the application directory location for Factorio. This can be done by editing the location of the "write-data" entry in the file config.ini. This affects the location of mods, scenario and temp. If you want to move only the location of your save files you can change the the save directory using symlinks.