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Hey guys, a little bit of an odd question here.

I just bought a new SSD (the Samsung 830 120GB) and I want to move my entire steam folder onto it.
The folder itself is hella big and I was wondering if simply copy-pasting it onto the new SSD from my old one (its currently on my OS SSD, the vertex 2) would cause problems.

Thanks for any answers smile.gif

EDIT: Actually, another idea came to mind. I wouldn't mind having my OS on the Samsung 830 and my Steam Folder/ other programs on the Vertex 2, how would I go about doing that? My OS drive isnt in partitions, so I can't simply clone a part of it (the one with the OS) onto the Samsung 830.
post #2 of 5
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The following instructions are a simple way to move your Steam installation along with your games:

Exit the Steam client application.
Browse to the Steam installation folder for the Steam installation you would like to move (C:\Program Files\Steam by default).
Delete all of the files and folders except the SteamApps folder and Steam.exe
Cut and paste the whole Steam folder to the new location, for example: D:\Games\Steam\
Launch Steam and log into your account.

Steam will briefly update and then you will be logged into your account. For installed games, verify your game cache files and you will be ready to play. All future game content will be downloaded to the new folder (D:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\ in this example)

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I use this application Steam Mover to make a symbolic link to a folder on my SSD. I only have the games I play the most on my SSD. Steam will think it is on the hard drive it is installed on and I've had no issues with it.
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Originally Posted by Pineappleman View Post

I use this application Steam Mover to make a symbolic link to a folder on my SSD. I only have the games I play the most on my SSD. Steam will think it is on the hard drive it is installed on and I've had no issues with it.

I was thinking of that, yet I actually want to completely move Steam and all the games together. Thanks for the advice though smile.gif

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Thanks for that, I will now copy-paste my 160gb steamapps folder into my hard drive and reinstall steam smile.gif

Wish me luck!
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Originally Posted by AznRage View Post

I was thinking of that, yet I actually want to completely move Steam and all the games together. Thanks for the advice though smile.gif
Thanks for that, I will now copy-paste my 160gb steamapps folder into my hard drive and reinstall steam smile.gif
Wish me luck!
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