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Hi guys
My primary drive is a 60gb SSD and its close to full, so I want to install my games on the secondry HDD (1tb) so I don't fill the SSD

I tried to with one game (custom install, choose secondry drive) and it didn't work, said could not install

can anyone shine some light on this?

Thanks in advance for any help
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post #2 of 16
When I install I do the custom like you are saying and it works, that is weird.
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Well to install games you do what you said didn't work. THere most be a problem with your HDD itself, like it itself don't have enough room, or maybe it isn't even formatted.....
    
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Which game?



I only play older games, and all of mine can be installed on my 2nd HDD.
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post #5 of 16
Check if you can see it in the My Computer window.
If its there, and you still cannot install into it, install the game onto your SSD.
Move the game files (in program files) onto the other HD, and then create a junction point to that directory on the other HD.
http://www.rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htm - a nice little APP to make junction points. Set Junction Link to the directory it installed into, and Destination to the other HD's folder where the game files will be. Any help, just PM me and I can do it for you over TeamViewer.
    
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Originally Posted by Danny1107;12522635 
Hi guys
My primary drive is a 60gb SSD and its close to full, so I want to install my games on the secondry HDD (1tb) so I don't fill the SSD

I tried to with one game (custom install, choose secondry drive) and it didn't work, said could not install frown.gif

can anyone shine some light on this?

Thanks in advance for any help

is easy you need to create a new folder in the hard drive where you want to install the game and it will work
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by bulletstorm_cdkey View Post
is easy you need to create a new folder in the hard drive where you want to install the game and it will work
Could work, although its unlikely the installer wont automatically create a folder, as it does in the Program Files folder.

To OP: Try running the installer as Administrator (if you havent already).
    
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post #9 of 16
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will try again, hard drive is formated, and has plenty of space (its a brand new empty 1tb hard drive >_< )
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sorted, I had to make a folder to install the game into (can't install into root of drive) I've been doing stupid stuff like this all day, my bad
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