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post #11 of 49
I keep a backup of my steamapps folder for cases like this. I had to do it last weekend, much faster than downloading everything.
post #12 of 49
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Nope, have my OS on an SSD and a Hard Drive dedicated to Steam. Reformat, make a shortcut to Steam on the dedicated drive, job done.
^This, I have found out the hard way this is the best thing to do. Just make sure you backup your saves because I ALWAYS forget to before I reinstall.
 
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post #13 of 49
I use steam mover to move games from my ssd to hdd. so no issues here. But then again I only play a few games.
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That sucks. Thank god I have a 20 Mbit connection .
post #15 of 49
Had to do this recently. HDD just failed on me one day, and had to get a new one and put all 150GB of games back on there.
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post #16 of 49
i've had to re-install a couple of times but through steam i just backed them up and saved somewhere else, so it really not that much of a hassle to install them again, but the one thing i always forget to do when something happens to force a re-install is backing up save files for the games so i have to start over from the beginning...
post #17 of 49
I feel for you, I do. I wore my Mr. Dumasshoal hat for 3-4 days while I re-downloaded my games just so I can back up a majority of them (107 games/584GB acquired in less than 3 months.) Taught me a severe lesson on procrastination and why I should back up frequently.....especially when I was trying to figure out how to OC my CPU.
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Sucks dude, couple of months ago i had a HDD fail on me, lost around 80 of my installed steam games, all my music, countless other stuff like movies + other games. I took it bad lol
    
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post #19 of 49
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That sucks. Thank god I have a 20 Mbit connection .
What is your steady download speed from Steam with your 20Mb connection?
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That sucks. Thank god I have a 20 Mbit connection .
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What is your steady download speed from Steam with your 20Mb connection?
I'm curious too. I have 24 Mbit connection, but Steam doesn't care. Max I have ever gotten through Steam is 4 Mbit's and I think only one or two games out of hundred ever got that high. My average is 2 Mb
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