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    Shadowlander
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    Default Copied Rift Folder between Hdds...

    Okay, so here's my situation:

    I recently formatted my Hdd and to save myself from dl'ing 7.5Gb again I simply copied the entire Rift folder over to another Hdd in my system. After windows was good to go again, I copied the game folder back onto my system drive. Everything works still, but it's kind of weird. Everytime I want to play, I have to run the beta installer which finishes in like 5 secs and then downloads a tiny patch that takes about 5 seconds as well.

    I looked through the entire game folder and can't find a shortcut to just start the client. I have seen something that tells me "use the beta client" when I run it. But there doesn't seem to be a shortcut to the client. I have to run the installer everytime.

    I'm curious to know if anyone else has this situation and what I can do to get a new shortcut on my desktop again. I know I could just put a shortcut to the installer, but I really want to stop using the installer and go back to how it was when I originally installed the game (with the client shortcut on my desktop).

    Any help?

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    Soulwalker
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    Easy one:

    Just make a backup of your 7.5 GB (wopuld be best if it was the one you had before formating).

    -Delete everything rift-related from the rift folder (or just delete the rift folder).

    -Download the installer.

    -Install

    -Once it starts downloading the patch, stop. Close the rift patcher and everything.

    -Copy the old Rift folder into your new one, overwriting everything.

    -Start Rift.

    -Should be working fine now :>

    (at least it did for me)

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    Champion Naria's Avatar
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    Pretty much promoting the answer above. I've already done that and it works aces.

    I did a bunch of things and a bunch of stuff; now I'm just a casual player.

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    Shadowlander
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    All I did was copy and paste from one computer to another and it worked just fine. None of this messing around with the downloader. Creating the shortcut is what I did, but if unfortuantely that doesn't work then do the downloader install way.
    Last edited by King Icewind; 02-10-2011 at 07:53 AM.

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    Shadowlander graywinds's Avatar
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    the short cut is in "C:\Program Files\RIFT\riftpatchbeta.exe".
    riftpachbeta.exe is the shortcut
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