ReShade 4 Tutorial: How to use sub-folders

In the newest version of ReShade (4.6.0 at the time this was written), you can download several extra shaders from other authors. These all come in their own little folder, inside the reshade-shaders folder.

I’ve been organizing my ReShade installation. I have one too many shaders installed and it was a hassle to find out which ones to keep and which ones to delete if I needed to.

This tutorial will show you how to better organize your reshade-shaders folder.

 


 

You can use any name for any folder.
My ReShade configuration is set up differently than what I outline here.
Should you decide to delete any of the folders, remember to also remove them from your ReShade.ini.
I’ve made a visual guide HERE, should you need it.
For the purpose of this tutorial, I’m going to use TheGordinhos MultyLUTs: a collection of several LUTs for you to use.
You can also use sub-folders for better Preset management. I’ve included the tutorial here as well.

 


 

For Shaders

 

1) Download the shaders.

2) Extract them into a new folder for now.

3) Inside the shaders folder, make a new folder called TheGordinho.

4) Move all of the files inside shaders into the new folder you just created here.

5) Inside the textures folder, make a new folder called TheGordinho.

6) Move all of the files inside textures into the new folder you just created here.

7) Move both shaders and textures into your reshade-shaders folder.

8) Open up ReShade.ini

9) Go to the line that says EffectSearchPaths

10) At the end of the line, type in the following:

 

,.\reshade-shaders\Shaders\TheGordinho

 

11) Go to the line that says TextureSearchPaths

12) At the end of the line, type in the following:

 

,.\reshade-shaders\Textures\TheGordinho

 

13) Save the file.

14) Your all set! ReShade should now recognize these folders and load everything normally.

 

 


 

 

For Presets

 

1) Make a folder called Presets wherever you want. For the purpose of this tutorial, it should be together with your ReShade installation.

2) Download the preset(s) you want. If you have any existing presets, you can move them to the new folder.

3) Open up ReShade.ini.

4) Go to where it says CurrentPresetPath.

5) Type in the location of any of the presets you want. Ex.: [game location]\presets\NoEffects.ini.

6) If you want to further organize your stuff, you can make more sub-folders and ReShade will automatically recognize them, in this case.

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