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I'm about to reinstall Windows and I plan on backing up the Steam games I have installed currently. What app should I use? Or should I just duplicate my SteamApps folder?
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post #2 of 8
No,

You can click file and backup/restore game files in the steam application and then move the backup off the drive you're rebuilding

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No,

You can click file and backup/restore game files in the steam application and then move the backup off the drive you're rebuilding

comps
this.

you can make backups of the games you have installed on steam, but be sure you also backup any saves files you want to keep.
post #4 of 8
Unless they are already on the steam cloud
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Heh, who'd have thought it'd be that simple eh?

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Unless they are already on the steam cloud
There's only one or two gamesaves I have and they're already on cloud I think.

Thanks for the help.
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post #6 of 8
just use steam backup, thats how i backed up all my games
   
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post #7 of 8
+1 for built-in backup feature.
post #8 of 8
Few ways to do this.

Built in steam backup utility or copy entire Steam>steamapps>common folder.

I personally dont use the built in function as i have found when backing up lots of games (70+) that the steam backup utility becomes,slow,freezes,unresponsive and seems like its stopped.
I just copy the folder i quoted above to my usb hd and then place the folder back into my new fresh steam installation folder and steam checks the files and redownloads any missing files etc.
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