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Originally Posted by Detroitsoldier View Post

Basically, Steam Mover just moves all files into a different location. It is used mainly for, you guessed it, Steam games, for when you are moving to different drives.
Yes, it works with Mass Effect 3.
I looked at this as a guide on how to move games around without having to re-install them. Did I miss the mark?

Aye, that you did lol. Read the title, the re-installing part is pretty key.
Also, it works for any folders, as I'm aware, so if you point it to your C:\Program Files\OriginGames it should pick up your origin games. The best way? Have two steammover exes in different folders, name one originmover and use the other for steam. win-win.
Its also worth noting that steammover creates a virtual link within windows, not just moves it (though it does that too). So if you reinstall windows, steam wont pick it up unless you move it back to its original drive.
Edited by Novae - 5/6/12 at 5:24pm
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Granted this may be considered necro'ing I found this very helpful with a reinstall i just did, Thank you.
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After the recent update this no longer works for me. I get "download failed" instead of jumping to 99% and then completing like it used to. I get Error 131079:6. This has become really frustrating as none of my Origin games work now except for BF3. It seems my post re-format install-work flow has hit a snag. Anyone know how to resolve this problem?
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I get Error 131079:6.
I also get that error and i don't know what the hell to do. I hate EA and there dumb idea of not including a back-up feature in Origin like Valves' steam.
Edited by narutosage10106 - 8/13/12 at 2:37am
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sometimes you have to let the game finish doing its thing, then right click it and select "repair install"

i just used this method a couple days ago. worked perfectly. on games that were already fully updated as well as outdated games.
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sometimes you have to let the game finish doing its thing, then right click it and select "repair install"
i just used this method a couple days ago. worked perfectly. on games that were already fully updated as well as outdated games.
Ummm is it possible you could show a screenshot of that perhaps?
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Hey All!
Recently, my PC has been playing up, and so I found myself having to do a number of reformats; which of course meant I needed to reinstall all of my applications, including Origin.
After searching there was only one such guide on how to reinstall/move origin and its games without redownloading the games, but unfortunately it actually only works for a few games, with the majority "ready to install" looping (where clicking on the install button does nothing and just loops it back) or giving an "1624" error code.
After fiddling around myself, Ive found out how to do this properly without having to fiddle with registry settings or using the "eainstall.exe" (which invariably doesn't work)
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This guide applies to :
- Moving Origin and Its Games From One Drive to Another.
- Reinstalling Origin after a windows reinstall.
- Reinstalling Origin on a secondary/external hard drive
- Fixing any install issues regarding "error code 1624" or "Ready To Install" Looping.

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Step By Step Guide Below
This is written with the assumption you want to reinstall origin after a windows reinstall, however it works for all of the above scenarios.

1. Find your Origin Games install folder.
This is found under Gear Button > Settings > Downloaded Games.For most users, this will be "C:\Program Files\Origin Games"

2. Close down Origin (if its open), Navigate to the folder, and back up all of the game installs
In the folder you will find subfolders that are named after all of your games (i.e. "Battlefield 3" ) - copy or move these to the desktop (or another easy to find place) - this may take a while depending on your setup, my games were ~60gb.
3. Uninstall/Delete current Origin install. You'll then need to get rid of your current origin setup. If you're moving from one drive to another, you'll need to first uninstall origin, then delete its install folder. Make sure to select "No" if it asks if you want to keep its settings. If you're reinstalling origin after a windows reinstall, you wont need to do this and can just delete the Origin folder.

4. Reinstall Origin.
The natural next step is to reinstall origin in its desired location. It really doenst matter where you put it! Make sure that you've ran the program and logged in, and make sure the games install directory is where you want it to be ( again this is in the settings)

5. Initiate a download for your games.
Don't worry! we're not really going to redownload all of your games. This next step makes origin do all of the registry linking and whatnot. Make sure the download has got to at least 0.01% or had created the folder for the game in the origin games folder.
6. Close down Origin, and move your games back. leave the downloads running, close down Origin in the tray and then proceed to move your games that you backed up earlier to the desktop (or wherever) back to the games install directory. When prompted to "Merge Folders" click yes, and select "Move and Replace" if windows asks to overwrite any files.

7. Open Origin up, and install the games!
Open Origin back up, and after giving it a few seconds, it should start to read the games. After a few more seconds, it'll tell you it's ready to install! click "install", and you're ready to go!
Hope this helps everyone; make sure to leave a comment saying wether or not this worked for you, or with any more problems you have. Also, if this worked for you, ask the mods to sticky it; Im sure more people would benefit from it.
Your method isn't working for me? What are your pc specs? I have windows 7 64-bit
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Two games (DA2 and ME3) worked like a charm.
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. I get Error 131079:6.

On one game (ME2)when this happened I paused the download, then resumed, and that fixed it.

Two games (DA:O and Bastion) got the same error, I tried the same fix, no luck. Interestingly these games say they are partially downloaded but never made a directory. I thought since they were partly downloaded I could move the file back but that didn't work.

I moved those files back to my backup folder, and I'm waiting for them to make more progress in the new downloads so the directories show up. I will update with success/new details.

Definitely wait for the directory to show back up before you move the files back.
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Update with fix/workaround
Some games don't appear to make a folder in the directory until the install stage. This was the case with Bastion and DA:O. The fix is to run the game from within the backup folder. Cancel the Origin download. Once you have run the game successfully, it will register that it exists on your computer, and will provide the option to launch from Origin. I believe you can then move it back to wherever you want.
Edited by kerai - 8/24/12 at 1:33pm
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Worked for me, BF3 and BF:BC2.
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Doesn't seem to work any more.
I overwrite etc, and go into origin and it still proceeds to download lol.
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