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Ok, so I installed and started using steam a couple days ago. I've very quickly filled up my ssd, so I bought a 320gb spinpoint f4 to hold all my upcoming games. How do I move the ones I've already downloaded and installed over to the new drive, and how do I save the future games to the new drive?
    
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Install steam on the other drive and move the folders in the old Steamapps folder to the new one
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You can't use two different drives for steam games but you can backup your steam games via the Steam back up which located under the steam tab on steam top left corner and put them on your new HD.

Once backed up install steam from that drive and install it on new drive go to same place and you will be able to install that back-up folder to new steam folder.

BTW don't just move the folder you will have tons of extension messes, best to just use steam back up.
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Install steam on the other drive and move the folders in the old Steamapps folder to the new one
Ok, so just install steam again on the new drive ( E: ) and cut paste the steamapps folder over?

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You can't use two different drives for steam games but you can backup your steam games via the Steam back up which located under the steam tab on steam top left corner and put them on your new HD.
So where does it back them up? The first option sounds much simpler.
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Ok, so just install steam again on the new drive (E and cut paste the steamapps folder over?



So where does it back them up? The first option sounds much simpler.
It will make a folder where you want to to like for say your desktop, I will urge you again not to use the first method suggested you will have a lot of file extensions to clean up couple of 100 or 1000 depending on how many things you have.
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I actually think I'll just uninstall steam all together and just redownload GTA IV to the new drive. Cut out all the complications, plus it will put my new 50Mb internetz to good use. Thanks guys, + rep to all.


I can do that right? It's not a "one time only" download is it? Pardon the noobness, I'm just new to steam.
    
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I actually think I'll just uninstall steam all together and just redownload GTA IV to the new drive. Cut out all the complications, plus it will put my new 50Mb internetz to good use. Thanks guys, + rep to all.
Same thing I did when I moved steam folder to new drive, probably wasn't my best choice though considering I have 500GB of files, lol.

But if it is just one game redownload it.

Edit: you can download the game as many times as you want, some games have limits I believe but it is like 5 downloads and that is put there by the publisher.
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If you ever run out of space, you can get games on several hard drive by using a program called Steam Mover.
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As you can see by my image GTA4 doesn't have a limit so your 100% good.

But it will say there if you have any questions on other games.
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