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Hello. I have decided to install Windows onto a new HDD and I need to know if it is possible to flawlessly transfer all of my Steam files to the new install. To clarify I mean copy and paste the entire Steam folder, or the app/s directories themselves to a new Steam install. Is there another way? Or is this the best option that avoids a new download?

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
All i do is install steam to the new drive. And then open the old steam up and copy the "steamapps" folder to the new one and launch steam. Never had any issues doing it like this for many years.
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I just back up all my games via Steam Backup and then reinstall the ones I want to play.
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Here you go.

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Don't forget to move AppData information for some games. You may lose saves otherwise.
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Thanks a lot guys, I was worried about this!
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Just delete everything in the Steam folder except Steam apps and steam.exe. Move this to new hard drive. Double click Steam.exe. Let's see Origin do this.
    
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