Change Rockstar Editor Default Save Location

The only way I have found to save your replays and clips etc to another location is to create a symbolic link junction. There will probably be a better fix available soon though I’m not sure what the actual lines are needed in the config.

So what you need to know/do
(note your setup drives etc may be setup another way)

1.GTA V creates a folder here:
“C:\Users\user\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\videos”
for all your clips, go find your own and make a note of it.

2.Next create a video folder where you want the clips to “be” saved(another drive etc)
For example we will use: “G:\GTAVideo”

3.Move everything currently from the GTA V videos folder to your new folder

4. Delete the original GTA V videos folder

5.Now to create the symbolic link
goto start->type “cmd” right click the command prompt icon and click run as administrator.

6. Type the following but first alter to your own requirements

mklink /J “C:\Users\admin\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\videos” “G:\GTAVideo

7. Hit Enter, Close, Launch GTA V!

Things to note: 

You may notice a new icon in place of the old videos folder if you ever want to revert the changes just right click delete this icon. Also the size usage limit in GTA V may go by the initial location of the saves, not the new location.

Have Fun!

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Change Rockstar Editor Default Save Location
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Change Rockstar Editor Default Save Location
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  1. Jones Millichamp

    I tried to move the whole rockstar folder as i wanted to place music in my other drive as well. I did it through the command prompt as it says above but every time I open GTA is automatically creates another folder back in my C drive. It is now placing data into my C drive and my F drive instead of just the C drive.

  2. Spencer Post
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    Spencer

    This should work fine in the same way. GTA shouldn’t create the folder again because windows has made a Symbolic link, make sure the folder structure is the same and go to the folder in explorer to check there is a symbolic link there not an actual folder. Make sure you have the “slash J” in the command prompt to make the symbolic link type as junction, otherwise you could have a hard or soft link. If you are still having a problem paste the command you are using here.

  3. derek biseau

    this what i type in ? dont seam work C:\Users\derek\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\videos G:\GTAVideo

  4. Spencer Post
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    Spencer

    If these are your folders and not just copied from the article then the command would be:

    mklink /J “C:\Users\derek\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\videos” “G:\GTAVideo”

    Including the quotation marks, and make sure it’s ran as administrator.

  5. Tony

    I can’t for the life of me get this to work. All I get is the syntax of this command is incorrect. Here is what I am typing (pasting from notepad) into command prompt:

    mklink /J “C:\Users\Tony\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\videos” “D:\GTAVideo”

  6. Spencer Post
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    Spencer

    For some reason copying and pasting those lines do not work. Manually typing does work.

    If you manually move along with the arrow keys and replace the quotation marks with the quotation marks from your keyboard (for me shift and 2)

    It wouldn’t take too long to type it manually into prompt I suggest doing that.

  7. Spencer Post
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  8. huckjam

    The reason it doesn’t work when you copy paste is the quotes shouldn’t be in the command when you type it out you automatically omit the quotes since you know they shouldn’t be there. Lose the quotes and it will work.

  9. Spencer Post
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    Spencer

    The quotes are just there because you are inputting a string and you do not want command prompt to recognize the string as separate flags for the function you are running. Generally if you have no spaces in your file path you will not need to use quotation marks, if you have spaces I recommend using quotation marks.
    Copying the quotation marks from the comment doesn’t work because the blogging software changes the type of marks just to make them look pleasing to the eye for readers.

  10. Sean

    This doesn’t work. I am not copy-pasting anything, I am typing it out manually and it comes up with incorrect syntax. Every time.

  11. Spencer Post
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