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Trying to move games from PC to laptop

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My daughter wants to try playing a few games with me. F2P games like DOTA2. I have it all set up on my PC but how would I go about copying the files over to hers? I have her a Steam account set up already just not sure what all I need to transfer over as far as game files. We don't have the greatest download speed and if I can do it this way we can be playing within the hour. Any ideas on the best way to go about this?
Edited by EVILNOK - 8/31/13 at 1:31pm
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i have, in the past, transferred an application to a PC or to a different directory by simply grabbing the entire game folder from C:/program files/** to a flash drive and putting it in the same spot on the other computer. I don't know if this would work for a game, but it might! lol. LAN speed is still better than WAN usually. if you want, just share your c drive on the network, log into the network drive from her laptop, then start the copy over the network. or you could use a flash drive.
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Just use the backup and restore, that's built into Steam smile.gif

Top left of Steam, click Steam, click Backup and restore games, choose backup and select the game, and choose where to save it to (USB drive)
Then on the laptop, go Steam, backup and restore, choose restore, browse to the USB drive and the game, and restore it smile.gif

If it won't backup to a USB drive. Then backup to a folder, and then copy that folder containing the backup to a USB drive.
Then drag it off of the USB drive to the laptop, and................
Edited by ACHILEE5 - 8/31/13 at 1:42pm
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Just use the backup and restore, that's built into Steam smile.gif

Top left of Steam, click Steam, click Backup and restore games, choose the game, and choose where to save it to (USB drive)
Then on the laptop, go Steam, backup and restore, choose restore, browse to the USB drive and the game, and restore it smile.gif

brilliant! do eet. i didn't know they did this
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brilliant! do eet. i didn't know they did this

Your way, is what I do with my Origin games thumb.gif
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Yeah, the USB transfer would have worked but the biggest 1 I had laying around was only 4GB. O well I'll just wait out the slow download and buy a bigger USBdrive for the next time. thanks.
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network share?

as long as the two computers are on the same network, you can right click the folder you want to share, click properties and sharing tab, then share folder and give it a name

example:

computer1 wants to share a file with computer2 (hostname can be found by pressing windows+r, type cmd>enter, type hostname>enter)
open windows explorer, find folder containing file
right click
properties
sharing
advanced sharing
share this folder
type share name (for example "game" or "downloads" etc. with no quotations)
I will use "example"

then on computer2
open windows explorer
click the top bar
type \\computer1\example
it will ask to log in with an account located on computer1
in the username field type: computer1\
type the user's password
transfer, it will look just like a network drive
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