How To Backup Your Oculus Games & Settings, And Move The Installation To A New Location

Facebook’s Oculus Rift is one of the high-end VR headsets available in the market today. In addition to the high cost of the headset, the desktop needed to run it costs $3000. It is not a cheap toy by any means. Games and settings for the Oculus and the Rift are all stored in the Oculus directory. If you ever decide you want to move them or back them up, you will need an app to do it.  vrBackupper is a free Windows app that can backup and restore Oculus games and Rift settings, and move the Oculus installation directory to a different location.

The interface has two tabs; Migrate Oculus Installation’ and ‘Backup Restore Oculus’.

Moving Oculus Directory

The Migrate Oculus Installation tab lets you move the Oculus directory to a different tab. When you run it, it will look for where you’ve installed Oculus. It can find the directory no matter which drive you’ve installed it to. Select the new location you want to move it to, and click ‘Start move’.

Depending on the size of the directory, this could take quite a while. You should know that your files are being moved and not copied. It is inadvisable to interrupt the process.

Backup/Restore Oculus Games & Rift Settings

To backup your games and Rift settings, go to the ‘Backup Restore Oculus’ tab. It has two other tabs; Backup and Restore.

The Backup tab lets you select your Oculus directory and back it up to any other location of your choice. This is a backup so the files are being copied. The installation location does not change.

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The Restore tab is where you restore your games and settings from. Once you’ve installed Oculus, run vrBackupper and select this tab. Select your backup and then select your Oculus directory to restore the backup to. Again, it depends on the size of the backup how long the restore will take.

Download vrBackupper

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About Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith
Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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