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I have a 250gig SSD and an internal 2TB hard drive.

I am running out of room on my ssd. I am making sure all music and videos are on my HD and games and OS on SSD. I know BF4 takes a lot of room with expansions and all. but only have L4D2 and titanfall on it also and I only have 36.9 gig left. I am worried as I have more games on my wishlist but am finding myself culling down my games collection.

as I am new to this SSD and just pc in general I am asking for some tips and tricks. can I have steam and origin games on both hard drives, ie' L4D2 on the ssd ((steam) as its multiplayer) and Skyrim on my HD ((steam) as its sinlge player)
if so can I get a step by step instruction on how?

plus any other tips on cleaning up some space. thanks!!!!
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I don't know about Origin, but steam will let you have multiple "Library" folders.

Steam >> Settings >> Downloads >> Steam Libraries. Then you create a library where you want it, I.E. the 2TB HDD. When you install the game, it will ask you which library and you select the one you want.
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Games will run surprisingly well when installed on a separate HDD. I assume this is because it will be able to concentrate solely on the game because the SSD handles all normal Windows and program stuff. You should try to see how you like it when some of your games are on the HDD.

You need to create a SteamLibrary folder on the HDD like Silvos00 mentioned in his post. After you have created a SteamLibrary folder on your HDD, you can try to manually move a game over so that you don't have to download it all over again. Here's how I think you can do it (I don't quite remember 100% how I moved games myself):

Open Steam and go to the list of installed games. Right-click on the game you want to move and open its Properties window. Select the Local Files tab. Click the first button to browse local files. At this point, close Steam!

In the File Explorer that shows the game's files, go up one folder. Take the game's folder and move it to the "SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common" folder on your HDD. You are not yet done. In the original location of the game on the SSD, if you go up another folder, out of the "common" folder and into the "steamapps" folder. There are a whole bunch of files that are named "appmanifest_?????.acf". You need to find the file that belongs to the game you want to move. Move that file to the "SteamLibrary\SteamApps" folder on the HDD.

I don't know how to best find out which appmanifest file belongs to what game. I opened Notepad and then used drag'n'drop to throw single appmanifest files into its window. The files are text files and you will see the name of the game somewhere.

You need to do all of this work while the Steam client is not running! Start Steam after you are done. It will detect the change by itself and things should just work if I'm not mistaken.
Edited by deepor - 3/24/14 at 12:28am
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excellent guys. thank you very much!!
if anyone can help with origin that would be tops!!!
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Use Steam Mover to move games between drives. I've tested it with a number of games and it's never failed me.

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