Whenever I reinstall Windows, I almost always forget to backup my saved games. Even if I wanted to, I would have a hard time figuring out the locations of various saved games folders. Because often game developers tuck away this folder at some obscure place, like inside the “Application” or “Local settings” folder under “Documents and Settings”, both of which are hidden by default, or in “My Documents” or any other such unintuitive places. Why can’t the saved games be inside the game directory? I have always lost my saved games to drive format.
MASGAU is a fantastic application for people like me. When you run MASGAU it will try to detect the games installed in your system. MASGAU supports hundreds of games (281 at the time of writing this). Now you just have to select the games whose settings you want to back up and double click on it.
MASGAU archives the game settings for each games in separate .gb7 files. To restore any game, open the “Restore” tab and all detected restores will appear in a list. To restore an archive, find the game in the list and click the plus sign next to the game to show all the archives related to the game. Again double click an archive to restore the game settings. MASGAU can figure out on it’s own where the saves for each game need to go. So it’s completely automated.
It also has a backup scheduler. MASGAU is free and open sourced.