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Post by rabid squirrel on Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:23 pm

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This is a tutorial on how to find your saved lines, what they are, and how to use them.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask!

What are saved lines?
When you save your track in Line Rider, and the next time you open it back up it's there again, those files are actually saved on your computer. When you open Line Rider, your computer makes a little file in an obscure little place in the depths of your computer. You might not know where it is, but your computer knows, and every time you save something it goes and modifies that file to store all the tracks you've saved. When you close Line Rider, that file is still there, and when you open it up again, the computer reads the tracks you saved from that file.

Make sense? Ok, let's move on.

Where is the file?
The file is called "savedLines.sol" and, depending on what site you're on, the name of the folder it's in may vary. If you're playing from linerider.com, that's what the folder will be called (it could also be www.linerider.com, be aware). If you're playing from a .swf file, the folder will be called "localhost".

One way to find is to search for it. However, the place where it is stored is not a place your computer will think you want to find, and it may not turn up. Therefore, the recommended method is to follow the file path. That is, opening a series of folders reaching deep inside your computer. Continue here under what operating system you have:

Mac OS X:
Here is the general filepath for pretty much any version of Mac OS:
{Computer Name} -> Macintosh HD -> Users -> {username} -> Library -> Preferences -> Macromedia -> Flash Player -> #SharedObjects -> {random letters and numbers} -> localhost/{siteurl}

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  • If you are playing Line Rider using Google Chrome, it will be in a different place than above (all browsers besides Chrome follow the filepath above). The filepath for Chrome is:
    {Computer Name} -> Macintosh HD -> Users -> {username} -> Library -> Application Support -> Google -> Chrome -> Default -> Pepper Data -> Shockwave Flash -> WritableRoot -> #SharedObjects -> {random letters and numbers} -> localhost/{siteurl}
  • Later Mac OSX versions hide the Library by default. When you are in your {username} folder, if you can't see the library, open the username folder in a new window in list view, go to View -> Show View Options and check the "Show Library Folder" checkbox
  • Don't look in the Library folder in your Hard Drive - go into your username and look in the Library folder there.
  • It may be helpful to go to View -> Show Path Bar in Finder so you can see where you are at any given moment.
  • You may be able to search, but you will probably have to search the Library itself instead of the whole computer.
  • Note: When you see brackets {}, that means that what you actually see in that spot may vary on your computer versus mine.


Windows:
Windows filepaths have changed from operating system to operating system. Here are the filepaths for them individually:
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XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\ApplicationData\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\%randomlettersandnumbers%\%sitenameorlocalhost%
Vista: C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\ProgramData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\%randomlettersandnumbers%\%sitenameorlocalhost%
Windows 7 or 8: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\%randomlettersandnumbers\%sitenameorlocalhost%

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  • All of these filepaths are written in a way that you can copy/paste them into the filepath bar (C:\x\y\etc...) The %s are used because your computer will attempt to automatically fill them in. Copy/paste that and it might take your right to your .sol file!
  • If you are using Google Chrome to play line rider, your .sol will be under a modified ¬†filepath. Instead of going into Roaming, follow this filepath: Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects\%randomlettersandnumbers%\%sitenameorlocalhost%
  • To see the AppData/ProgramData/etc folder, you may have to show hidden files and folders. Here is how to do that:
    Control Panel -> Appearance -> Folder Options -> View Tab -> Show Hidden Files and Folders
  • You may be able to search for the file and finding it after making sure you can view hidden files and folders.


How will I find it again?
Right click your localhost folder (or the website name) and create an alias (on Mac) or a shortcut (on Windows). Put that alias on your desktop or somewhere else where you can easily find it. On Mac you may also want to drag the folder into your sidebar for another easy way to get to it.

How do you exchange .sol files?
To send someone else your .sol file, simply upload it to a file hosting site such as Dropbox or Mediafire.

To load someone else's .sol on your computer: (NEVER do this while Line Rider is open!)

  1. Rename the file currently into the folder into anything else (e.g. "mysavedLines.sol")
  2. Rename their file to "savedLines.sol"
  3. Put their file in the folder
  4. Open Line Rider (the game will read the file named "savedLines.sol")

You can also create multiple .sols of your own in this way.

Other Issues

  • sol files can be damaged easily, so it's a good idea to make backups.
  • Various corruptions can happen to .sols, look at this thread for more information about corruptions: https://iridethelines.forumotion.com/tips-and-tutorials-f20/a-guide-to-corruptions-in-line-rider-t1768.htm
  • 8.0, Beta 3, and V3.3+ all have additional .sol files in your localhost folder that determine settings of sorts.
  • Clearing your cache/cookies may delete your .sol files. Make sure to store backups in a place outside the localhost folder.
  • A settings.sol issue may prevent your saves from remaining when you close and reopen Line Rider. Follow the filepath but instead of going into #SharedObjects go into macromedia.com -> support -> flash player -> sys -> #local (or website name) and delete the settings.sol file there (if this doesn't work you can try replacing it with the settings.sol from another site folder). Restart your computer and try again. This type of issue is under-documented so any further information would be appreciated.

Post if you have any further questions!


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Post by Rafael on Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:35 pm

Nice tutorial rabid,

but how many .sol tutorials have we had by now? xD

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Post by Votale on Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:50 pm

^And how may are posted on this site? Suspicious
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Post by rabid squirrel on Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:51 pm

There have been LOADS of .sol tuts, but almost all of them were poorly done and didn't cover nearly everything, so I decided to make a .sol tutorial to end all .sol tutorials xD

Should have done this years ago.

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Post by Noname219 on Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:01 pm

If you have any of the following things, please post them!!!


  • A file path for .sols in Windows 7
  • How to show hidden files and folders in Windows 7 and/or Vista

File path : C:\Users\*your session name*\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\*numbers & letters*\localhost

How to show hidden files : Start button -> Control Pannel Menu -> Appearance and Personalization -> Folder Options -> Show hidden files and folders OR : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial151.html

Also :

Corruptions can happen to .sols, look at this thread for more information about corruptions: [will be up soon]

Is it already up by now? Smile
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Post by rabid squirrel on Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:26 pm

^ oh, forgot to link it, it's very much up :P

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Post by crash2burn on Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:29 pm

So my mac .sol tut was poorly done? ;_;
or was it not detailed enough? 8D

Nice tut anyways ;_;

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Post by Cephyric on Fri May 06, 2011 10:00 pm

On Windows 7 its actually quite easy.

While the search function is a pain to use every time, i find this app:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/flash_cookies_view.html
to be very helpful, it lets you track all .sols on your computer, and from it you can easily find your localhost folder and copy the path to it, bringing you right on target.
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Post by -Nexus- on Fri May 06, 2011 10:29 pm

Bumping much? Last post was from Juil 13 2010...

Edit: to below me: oh xD


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Post by iPi on Fri May 06, 2011 11:01 pm

^It's already a sticky, bumping doesn't matter :P

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Post by weebit on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:25 am

I'm having a problem. And bump btw.
I can't seem to use my .sols, I've tryed renaming them and it still won't show me my old tracks.
Btw I'm using 6.2 and vista And I still don't know what to do.
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Post by captain_cornflakes on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:31 am

Same here, 6.7 on Win7. =/

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Post by wolfo9 on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:34 am

/bump -->> dosent matter bcause sticky

about the folder path suggestion, if you use the appdata environment variable for windows, you can shorten the folder to this: %APPDATA%/Roaming/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects/ <random stuff> / <website>

does not require entering of username. + xp users leave out the Roaming folder as usual :P

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Post by jlflame2000 on Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:39 am

Yes! I finally know .sol files on windows 7!

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Post by Xanth on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:45 pm

i know my problem

when i save a track, shut down my computer, open it up, it is not there anymore

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Post by -Nexus- on Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:53 pm

Google Chrome seems to save it somewhere else when playing online.
A quick explorer (windows 7) research found my savedLines.sol at:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects\%randomLetters&Numbers%\%siteurl%

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Post by rabid squirrel on Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:54 pm

Massive tutorial update!!!

could someone with Windows 8 confirm that my filepath is correct, and that my show hidden files and folders path is correct?

also any info on the saves-disappearing glitch will be greatly appreciated! esp since roflmaoqwerty seems to be unable to solve his.

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Post by gaoyubao on Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:11 pm

the 'Roaming' folder still exists:
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Post by rabid squirrel on Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:07 pm

thx, fixed

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Post by rabid squirrel on Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:41 pm

fixed the Chrome path for Windows 7 (and 8 I think)

Could someone confirm this is the correct path for Chrome in XP?

C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\ApplicationData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects\%randomlettersandnumbers%\%sitenameorlocalhost%

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Post by Getthim on Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:39 pm

nevermind thought you were asking for windows 8 not XP

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Post by pixx on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:35 pm

in case you didn't notice mac os x isnt in a spoiler box

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Post by rabid squirrel on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:46 pm

@pixx wrote:in case you didn't notice mac os x isnt in a spoiler box
it was on purpose, only put windows in because there are different filepaths for different OSes and it was less confusing in a spoiler

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Post by pixx on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:48 pm

@rabid squirrel wrote:
@pixx wrote:in case you didn't notice mac os x isnt in a spoiler box
it was on purpose, only put windows in because there are different filepaths for different OSes and it was less confusing in a spoiler
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