I've search for instructions about making a backup of your game without losing your mods on VGU and found none. The thing is that eve if we take all our Fallout/Skyrim folder and back it up, we'll still lose all our mods information on the Nexus Mod Installer, which is a pain in the arse bc we won't be able to manage it properly, see if there are updates, etc.
Well, there is a way to make NMM recognize it, but we need to back up more than just the installation folder of our games!
Here are the steps, it worked for me, not the first time nor the second but I eventually got it right in the end. (taken from Nexus Wiki):
- Light in the darkness:
This is ultra useful when you have no choice but to format your system, I have just way too many mods that I customized along the way and simply can't remember how to do it again, so it would take forevah to reinstall every single thing.
Hope you guys find it as trouble-saving as I did.