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I'm going through the STEP guide and I'm confused about some of the steps in the guide. In particular, the "Moving the Cleansed Files" section. 

 

After step 2 (copying the files from data to cleaned vanilla masters was fine) it says "In the xEdit Backups folder, rename the files to "MasterName.esm" but I don't have anything in my xEdit backups folder. Should there be something there?

 

Also, after that is says the mod list order should reflect:

  1. DLC: Dawnguard.esm
  2. DLC: Hearthfires.esm
  3. DLC: Dragonborn.esm
  4. Cleaned Vanilla Masters

but at the end of that I still have the two empty mods that we created in previous steps, so xEdit backups and xEdit Cache as Priority 4 and 5. Should those be there?

 

Thanks for the help :D

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I'm going through the STEP guide and I'm confused about some of the steps in the guide. In particular, the "Moving the Cleansed Files" section. 

 

After step 2 (copying the files from data to cleaned vanilla masters was fine) it says "In the xEdit Backups folder, rename the files to "MasterName.esm" but I don't have anything in my xEdit backups folder. Should there be something there?

 

Also, after that is says the mod list order should reflect:

  1. DLC: Dawnguard.esm
  2. DLC: Hearthfires.esm
  3. DLC: Dragonborn.esm
  4. Cleaned Vanilla Masters

but at the end of that I still have the two empty mods that we created in previous steps, so xEdit backups and xEdit Cache as Priority 4 and 5. Should those be there?

 

Thanks for the help :D

There should, assuming xEdit is saving them. You can check the dates of the files in the Data folder. If they are from the day you cleaned the files, then just copy those over into your Cleaned Vanilla Masters mod folder. You simply will not have the backups. The xEdit Cache and Backups can be placed anywhere in the mod list. Just leave them at the top so they aren't in the way.

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How do I check to see if xEdit is saving them? If it's not saving them, how would I set that up? I created the empty mod but I don't know how xEdit would know to put anything in there.

 

Following the guide, I double clicked the master, it auto-cleans it (I assume) and then I close. I guess to be specific I ran xEdit and not the quick auto clean. Would that make a difference?

 

And as long as the cache and backups aren't checked, they aren't in my load order then? (sorry, I figure that's a basic MO2 question but I'm just a beginner right now)

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You need to run xedit with the quick auto clean parameter in order for it to clean the selected master file. if you just ran and closed xedit, it doesn't do anything.

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How do I check to see if xEdit is saving them? If it's not saving them, how would I set that up? I created the empty mod but I don't know how xEdit would know to put anything in there.

 

Following the guide, I double clicked the master, it auto-cleans it (I assume) and then I close. I guess to be specific I ran xEdit and not the quick auto clean. Would that make a difference?

 

And as long as the cache and backups aren't checked, they aren't in my load order then? (sorry, I figure that's a basic MO2 question but I'm just a beginner right now)

 

 

You need to run xedit with the quick auto clean parameter in order for it to clean the selected master file. if you just ran and closed xedit, it doesn't do anything.

:lol: Yes. What Greg said. We have it set up the way we do because that is the best way for most users to clean their mods. It's the "standard" way. Revisit the tools section of the Guide to ensure you didn't miss setting up xEdit for cleaning.

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