Game resets after each restart and goes straight to tutorial


I can’t start the game properly anymore or change any settings, since every time I do, the game prompts me to choose initial settings and then goes straight to tutorial. After exiting and restarting, this happens again each time.

I hadn’t started the game for some months, maybe since January. I also had removed all HDD in this PC, moved them to a new rig, copied the SSD with the game data onto the new SSD and the HDD with personal folders to a spare HDD in the old rig, then had some issues with access rights. Does the game save settings in any personal folder and not in the game folder itself?

I haven’t tried starting the game on the new rig and can’t atm.

I already uninstalled and reinstalled the game but this didn’t help.

I’m talking about AoeIV of course.