Last Updated on August 8, 2023 by Jake


Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an incredible PlayStation exclusive and now it’s available on PC too. Nixxes Software has done an incredible job porting it as it takes almost full advantage of the PC hardware. However, there are some issues with the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PC port like players reporting that the game isn’t saving or loading their save game. In this Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart guide, I will list fixes that will help players resolve the save game error.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Save Game Fixes That’ll Help

Save Game errors often occur due to restricted access or a program blocking the game from creating a save file. Players are reporting the following save game error among others while playing Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Unable to create a save directory, this game will not be saved


The following are the fixes that’ll help players resolve the save game error.

Disable Controlled Folder Access

Windows 10 and 11 come with some built-in security features, but these features can cause errors and issues with games like the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Save Game error. Controlled Folder Access is one such feature and disabling it will fix the save game not creating errors. Open Settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Manage ransomware protection > Turn off controlled folder access. Launch Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and the game will create a save file and will also load the save file.

Open Settings and go to Windows Security in Privacy & Security settings.
Open Virus & threat protection.
open Manage ransomware protection.
Turn off Controlled Folder Access.

Run The Game As an Administrator

Playing the game as an administrator is another fix for the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart save game issue. Right-click the game in Steam library > Manage > Browse Local files. A new Explorer window will open containing the game files. Right-click the executable > properties > Compatibility tab > check “Run this program as an administrator” and apply.

Click on Browse local files to open a new window with the game files
Right-click the executable and select properties
Go to the Compatibility tab and check “Run this program as an administrator”

Disable Anti-Virus

Third-party anti-virus software protects PCs from malware but can also block game files by falsely detecting them as malware or a virus. Anti-virus software can also cause the save game error which can be fixed by either disabling real-time protection or excluding the game folder from the anti-virus, I recommend the latter. After that, verify game files, launch Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and the game will save progress without any error.

Open properties by right-clicking the game.
Verify Game files.

Save Game Not Loading Fix

Aside from Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart not saving progress, some PC players report that the game doesn’t load the save file if it happens to create one, and here is how to fix it.

Change Game Language

PC players report that when they launch the game, they get a black screen and the music plays in the background. This can be fixed by changing the in-game language apparently. Go to the game options, change the game language, load the save file, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will continue where you left off.

That is all for our Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart fixes for the save game errors. Also, see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes if you are experiencing errors with other PC video games or PC.


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