yeah, sure. look, we have approached the problem from wrong side. The game wouldnt save because the item and critters needed to be locked or they would be deleted later by the game. since the folders were locked the game wouldnt save. and then it hit me.why lock folders. So I unlocked them again but locked EVERYTHING inside them! every file in those folders is locked. So the game now saves but it wont touch the files, since they are locked! It really seems to work!