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qhaque

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Hi,

 

I installed Skyrim as directed by steam (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\Common\skyrim)

I installed Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) on a separate storage drive (E:\games\Nexus Mod Manager).

When choosing the pathway for 'mods' and 'install info' as directed by the NMM installation program, I used (E:\Games\NMM\Skyrim).

 

Recently, my hard disk randomly failed on me so I lost Skyrim but not my mod data (e.g. all the .zip files etc..) as it is all on my storage drive.

 

Is there an easy way to restore these mods (without having to reinstall each one) through nexus mod manager.

 

When I install NMM it does manage to locate all the mods and add them under the correct category. I can even check them to instruct NMM to load them. None of these mods, however, are reflected in the game.

I cannot remember the correct load order as I have so many mods. The game doesn't crash, as it normally would if the load order was incorrect, so I don't think the mods are actually installed.

I have the latest version of SKSE (Installed 2 months ago)

 

Is it possible for NMM to reinstall the mods automatically, in a load order that makes sense, so that it is reflected in the actual game? (i.e. can I restore my skyrim to how it was before the HD crash as they were all working perfectly) 

 

System: windows 8.1 (classic shell installed to mimic windows 7) | CPU: Intel 4930K | GPU: Titan Black | RAM: 32GB

 

Many thanks in advance



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Hi,

 

I installed Skyrim as directed by steam (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\Common\skyrim)

I installed Nexus Mod Manager (NMM) on a separate storage drive (E:\games\Nexus Mod Manager).

When choosing the pathway for 'mods' and 'install info' as directed by the NMM installation program, I used (E:\Games\NMM\Skyrim).

 

Recently, my hard disk randomly failed on me so I lost Skyrim but not my mod data (e.g. all the .zip files etc..) as it is all on my storage drive.

 

Is there an easy way to restore these mods (without having to reinstall each one) through nexus mod manager.

 

When I install NMM it does manage to locate all the mods and add them under the correct category. I can even check them to instruct NMM to load them. None of these mods, however, are reflected in the game.

I cannot remember the correct load order as I have so many mods. The game doesn't crash, as it normally would if the load order was incorrect, so I don't think the mods are actually installed.

I have the latest version of SKSE (Installed 2 months ago)

 

Is it possible for NMM to reinstall the mods automatically, in a load order that makes sense, so that it is reflected in the actual game? (i.e. can I restore my skyrim to how it was before the HD crash as they were all working perfectly) 

 

System: windows 8.1 (classic shell installed to mimic windows 7) | CPU: Intel 4930K | GPU: Titan Black | RAM: 32GB

 

Many thanks in advance

 

 

Not unless you mirrored your HD as a back-up simple precaution to this kind of failure..

 

If you didn't your are stuck installing each individually  When you get something that you have everything in place and running right you need to back it up..

 

Windows basic rule.



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Sorry - forgot to add:

 

I did copy the Skyrim folder with all the mods installed (i.e. unzipped) in the data folder to my storage drive before the crash (as you say - basic rule)  

I copied this 'backup' folder to replace the skyrim folder after a fresh install. The mods still didn't show but skyrim did load using SKSE on the NMM dropdown menu. What do I need to do to sync up NMM and the mods it detects with the mods listed under the C:\.........skyrim\data pathway?







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