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I am currently thinking of doing a system wipe and i was wondering if i used the steam game backup option and moved the files over to my external hd could i just move them back when i did my fresh install and not have to redownload everything?

Any information would be greatly appreciated
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Personally I'd just put your steamapps folder in an archive and keep that, rather than steam's built in stuff.

EDIT: didn't answer your question XD yes you will be fine if you move the backup folders over. That's the point of the backup function
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Yea, just back them up to the external, then after installing steam restore them and it will put them in the right spot.
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thank you both for the information
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