How to backup Reshade?

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1 year 9 months ago #1 by mileafly
Say you have created a Reshade setting you really like, how do you backup it if you need to format your computer? Is it enough to just save the one .ini file?

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1 year 9 months ago #2 by Tojkar
There is three things you should copy depending on how future proof you want your backup to be.

1. Copy the ini file in the installation folder.
2. Copy the reshade folder to backup the actual shaders and textures. This ensures that you'll always have all of the shaders included in your preset in case of them disappearing from the internet.
3. Copy the dll files, again from the same place. Reshade has changed a lot from the start and neither old configs nor shaders are compatible with newer version.

The first one is mandatory. The last two future proofs the backup so you'll always have working version until directX ceases to exist in its current form.

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1 year 9 months ago #3 by mileafly

Tojkar wrote: There is three things you should copy depending on how future proof you want your backup to be.

1. Copy the ini file in the installation folder.
2. Copy the reshade folder to backup the actual shaders and textures. This ensures that you'll always have all of the shaders included in your preset in case of them disappearing from the internet.
3. Copy the dll files, again from the same place. Reshade has changed a lot from the start and neither old configs nor shaders are compatible with newer version.

The first one is mandatory. The last two future proofs the backup so you'll always have working version until directX ceases to exist in its current form.


Thanks! I should always test first with just replacing the .ini file then if I reinstall a game that I want to reapply an old config then? Since I assume that they actually add and fix and make things better in later versions of Reshade that have other dll files and shaders?

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1 year 9 months ago #4 by Tojkar
Sorry, I do not understand the question?

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1 year 8 months ago #5 by Wicked Sick
I think he means to say that, if he use his old backup with a new version of ReShade, would his backup be outdated or perform worse with the "I assume that they actually add and fix and make things better in later versions of Reshade ".

@Mileafly, if I am correct about what you meant to say, I just backup my "preset", the .INI file that you create with your settings, all the rest I get the new. Also, you could be checking in the github to see if the shaders had any update.

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