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I might upgrade my Intel SSD to a larger capacity SSD. My steam games are on it right now.


Can I copy/backup the Steam App folder into my 2nd drive then move it into the new SSD when I reinstall Steam?


I'm trying to avoid downloading all my games again since i'm tethering my Epic at the moment.
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https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7418-YUBN-8129

Hope that helps!
    
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yes, you can do that. I have a backup of my apps folder in case anything happens. I would hate to download all of my games again
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Right.

All you have to do is copy the whole steam folder and paste it in the new location. Locate the steam app in the folder and run steam. It will re-install in the new location and keep all your games.

You can keep a backup of this as well. Also in Steam you can navigate to each game and use the backup files option to backup from within steam to another drive.

Don't ever have to re-download all your games.
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