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I have done this before, when I got my new pc, I had a laptop with my steam games. I copied steam folder from laptop and trasfered to external hdd. Then I installed steam client on new rig. Then pasted steam folder from external hdd on new rig and it was ready to go...

I do have a question though, as I have bought massive amounts of games this christmas sales, I was wondering if I can do that again but from my pc to my laptop, considering the laptop has a steam client already with some games, or maybe should I delete it from the laptop and do it like I did the other time?
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I have done this before, when I got my new pc, I had a laptop with my steam games. I copied steam folder from laptop and trasfered to external hdd. Then I installed steam client on new rig. Then pasted steam folder from external hdd on new rig and it was ready to go...

I do have a question though, as I have bought massive amounts of games this christmas sales, I was wondering if I can do that again but from my pc to my laptop, considering the laptop has a steam client already with some games, or maybe should I delete it from the laptop and do it like I did the other time?
no don't delete anything, if your PC is up to date than all you would need to do it copy/paste it into your laptop's Steam folder and your good to go
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Right click Steam's main folder --> Copy --> Paste on TB drive --> ??? --> PROFIT!

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no don't delete anything, if your PC is up to date than all you would need to do it copy/paste it into your laptop's Steam folder and your good to go
It doesn't even need to be up to date to do that. I intentionally keep mine from updating and I have no trouble with copypasting.
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Using Steam's backup package isn't that big of a headache for me, but that's because I'm off doing something else.
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I just did this. As mentioned, copy your steamapps folder then paste it over the new steamapps folder when you install steam in W7. You should be able to play the games without dling anything
    
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post #16 of 17
I always keep a backup of the entire STEAMAPPS directory.

Whenever I reinstall my OS, I run the most recent steam executable, sign in, then log out and exit steam. This creates the standard steam directory structure. Then you copy your archived STEAMAPPS folder over your new STEAMAPPS directory and choose to overwrite any existing files.

I've done this dozens of times, and never had a problem. As mentioned, there are at least two other ways of doing it, but this works quick for me.
    
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post #17 of 17
just keep the steamapps folder and steam application. after moving it open the steam application, and it will rebuild
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