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Right now I have Steam on my OS drive and I really want to move it to my F3. Do I have to uninstall all of Steam and reinstall it on that drive?

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Just cut/paste the steam folder and fix any links to Steam.exe. Works fine since steam is all self-contained folder structuring.
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you can use mklink to link them also

im cmd type:

mklink /h "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps" D:\\Steam

It will link that folder to the folder on the other drive (D: in my case)

when you download a steam game, it will just think it putting in on C:\\
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you can use mklink to link them also

im cmd type:

mklink /h "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps" D:\\Steam

It will link that folder to the folder on the other drive (D: in my case)

when you download a steam game, it will just think it putting in on C:\\
I solved it already by simply copying and pasting the file into the other hard drive. It works like a champ
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