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So as the title says, Im getting another ssd just for my games. My main ssd in my sig has been filling up, and I decided to just get a separate ssd to solve that problem. What is the best way to transfer my Steam games over to my new drive? Will making a backup via Steam be the best way? I think I tried that once, and lost all of my gamesaves.. Did I just do it wrong? Any help would be great!! Thanks!
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The best way is to just copy steamapps and steam.exe over to the new drive and run it. It'll reinstall itself - like magic.
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The best way is to just copy steamapps and steam.exe over to the new drive and run it. It'll reinstall itself - like magic.
Awesome!! This looks to be what I want! And doing this will keep my game saves?
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Awesome!! This looks to be what I want! And doing this will keep my game saves?
I haven't done anything like what you are doing, but I do know that when you install steam, you can specify where you want your games saved. Just select the folder that has that information and steam should be able to recover it. Move that folder where you want it on the SSD and then install steam.
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