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I saw something somewhere (i lost the link) where you can have like the steam games folder on the HDD but steam on the SSD, and like trick steam into thinking its really in the same folder, with a shortcut thing... is this possible?


Steam is just an example i dont need it for that, i need it for other programs.
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I saw something somewhere (i lost the link) where you can have like the steam games folder on the HDD but steam on the SSD, and like trick steam into thinking its really in the same folder, with a shortcut thing... is this possible?
I'm sure its possible in one way or another but there wouldn't much use in doing that. You only need to open steam once and then you just leave it open.. That extra .5 second loading time for steam necessary much?
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Its just an example. I dont need it for that.
    
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You're probably thinking about junctions. Try Steam Mover or SSD Boost.
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Yea that might be it? whats a junction? i dont need this for steam that was the example.
    
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A junction is like a shortcut to another location on a drive. All the data is on one location, and the original location points to the new location.
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Yea thats what i want to do, how can i do it?
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right click the folder you want to create a "link" and click create shortcut, move it to the new destination
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right click the folder you want to create a "link" and click create shortcut, move it to the new destination


Use the two programs mentioned above.

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You're probably thinking about junctions. Try Steam Mover or SSD Boost.
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post #10 of 12
You can't make junctions in Windows without a third-party program. Also note that junctions only work for whole folders, not individual files.
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