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Hey guys I remember seeing a program on here that let you easily transfer games from a SSD to a HDD or vice versa. Seems like it was called Steam something.

Anyway my SSD is about full and I can't install what I want so I was hoping I could easily xfer some games from the SSD to the HDD.

Thanks for any help or suggestions!
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http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover

or

http://www.stefanjones.ca/steam/
 
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Here are a few apps to try.

http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2008/09/05/5-free-apps-to-clone-your-hard-drive/

Basically, you want to clone the drive data and then tell your games to look into the new drive for the data.
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Here are a few apps to try.
http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2008/09/05/5-free-apps-to-clone-your-hard-drive/
Basically, you want to clone the drive data and then tell your games to look into the new drive for the data.

Lol not cloning. That doesn't help with the space on SSD what if he has 120GB less SSD?

For example, I have 500GB of Steam games (150+ games) only 1-2 games are on SSD. I can swap them in and out between SSD and HDD when I don't play those games anymore.


We use Junction Link for SSD <-> HDD. I've used Steam Mover or SteamTool but I'm using this myself at the moment.

http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html
 
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I usually just copy them to their new location, only requires a type of re-installation and it works fine.
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I usually just copy them to their new location, only requires a type of re-installation and it works fine.

That works too but it will not launch. If you use junction link, games would still launch off from HDD when you don't need them to load fast.
GTA4 I have it on SSD due it's huge to load and other games like Left 4 Dead could run on HDD due they are fast to load. So this leave room for SSD.
 
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That works too but it will not launch. If you use junction link, games would still launch off from HDD when you don't need them to load fast.
GTA4 I have it on SSD due it's huge to load and other games like Left 4 Dead could run on HDD due they are fast to load. So this leave room for SSD.

I have been copying directly for years, the games I have done it with have always launched.
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Thanks guys this worked like a charm!
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We use Junction Link for SSD <-> HDD. I've used Steam Mover or SteamTool but I'm using this myself at the moment.

http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html
I highly recommend using Link Shell and doing SymLinks. It's the cleanest way to have two drives working together.

Just move a folder to where you want it, right-click it and "Pick Link Source", then right-click in the original location and "Drop As -> SymLink". It's stored where you moved it, but your OS can still reference everything from the original location. Nothing breaks. thumb.gif
     
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