Originally Posted by Sean Webster
You can keep the steam.exe and the steamapps folder alone and drag to whatever part of the PC you want and it will be fine.
Now I have an easy way to have steam on the SSD and the content on any drive.How to have steam on the SSD while having the games on either the SSD or HDD:
- Delete everything in the Steam folder except for the "steam.exe" and the "steamapps" folder
- Have the "steam.exe" to a folder made on the C:\ drive (C:\Users\Sean\Steam)
- Have the "steamapps" folder on the HDD you want to store your games (D:\User\Program Files\Steam\steamapps)
- Make a junction from the "steamapps" folder to the SSD folder with the "steam.exe" in it
- Open the "steam.exe" and it will reconfigure steam
- Logged in and BAM! All your games are recognized and steam is on the SSD and the games on the other drive.
- Now, you can put what ever games you want on the SSD with Steam Mover (or junctions)
- Create another folder on the C:\ drive and name it (C:\Users\Sean\Steam Games)
- Run Steam Mover and have it move the game to that location and you are done!
- Now go play the games you want!
That seems a bit tumultuous though, why separate everything to begin with if you're just going to move things back? Why not just start with things together, and then move with steam mover when needed? Much quicker, and easier to work out initially until you figure out what you can live with on the storage drive.