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Transferring Steam to a new Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Games' started by EastCoasthandle, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    What's the best way to transfer all your steam games to a new hard drive? Can you just copy the entire folder to the new HD and hope for the best?
     
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    yes, it works just fine.


    Occasionally you have to reinstall steam (when changing OS's, i believe) but you can just slap the old folder over the new one and it works fine.
     
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    Just copy the steamapps folderto a new install of steam.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the advice. I also found their instructions. I'll post it here for anyone else who might want to know. source

     
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    Like other said just copy it to another HDD. When i reinstall the OS it's just fine left on the other partition you just need to make a shortcut from it and thats it.
     
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    thanx man, this will come in handy
     
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    I have left my steam folder on my 1tb drive for a few years now and have changed OS's many times. All it does is tell me i need to reinstall the steam service. Probably the only good thing about steam.
     
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    That and the ability to buy cheap games and playing them a few moments after you bought them, without ever having to leave that cosy chair in front of your PC.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Yeah at one point I moved over and replaced the whole app folder instead of just steamapps and that worked fine too though I had to log into VAC again in-game.
     

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