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Hey. I'm trying to transfer games from my C: drive to another larger drive. The problem is I have lots of mods and tweaks on most of them so would prefer not to have to go through the process of making these modifications all over again.

So my question is would the following process let me transfer the games and have all the mods installed?

1-Make a full backup of the current game folder (ie. C:\\Program Files\\Bethesda\\Oblivion)

2-Install the game onto the new drive

3-Import backup into the new install folder and overwrite the new files with the backup files

For gamesaves i'm a little confused but would it work if I let the game create a save folder on the new drive and then just import the saves into that?

Thanks.
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Your method will work only if the mods you are using do not use registry values. Go for it, I believe the process will work on most of the games. For the games which have most mods installed ----> go to registry editor (type regedit in RUN) and search for relevant keys in the "software" section of HKEY-local user/current machine. Backup those keys and and make any changes if necessary ( only in places where install path is mentioned eg. C:\\...\\...). I have done this process several times with a very high success rate.
    
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Your method will work only if the mods you are using do not use registry values. Go for it, I believe the process will work on most of the games. For the games which have most mods installed ----> go to registry editor (type regedit in RUN) and search for relevant keys in the "software" section of HKEY-local user/current machine. Backup those keys and and make any changes if necessary ( only in places where install path is mentioned eg. C:\\...\\...). I have done this process several times with a very high success rate.
Nice one. Thanks.
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Nice one. Thanks.
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I hope it works out for you.
    
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