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Transferred everything to new HDD

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I hooked up my new 2 TB WD Black to a Thermaltake eSATA docking station and copied and pasted everything from my old HDD to it.

I have a SSD that my OS and all that is on, so just copying and pasting everything from my HDD (only games, movies, music, photos, and Office) should work right? I should still have access to my programs and Steam games right?

I really want this to work because I hate installing all of my programs again. I have over 100 Steam games and it would be a b**** to have to reinstall all of them.

EDIT: no the programs were installed on my HDD because my SSD is only spacious enough for my OS. Also, how do I change drive letters? Is it possible to take the old HDD out and rename the new one to the old one and change the drive letter back?
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As long as all of your programs were installed on the SSD then moving the data will not have any problems. You may need to reassign drive letters for programs like steam but it wont be too difficult.

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