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Should I put games on my SSD? Yes, games installed on your SSD are quicker to load. Our tip is to use a good game back tool for any migration. Check out this amazing guide of the best SSDs to use as well.
Can I move a game from HDD to SSD? This is possible with the App Migration transfer mode in Windows 10. You can also add a good uninstaller software in order to make sure no leftover programs remain on your HDD.
Can I move my entire Steam folder to another drive? Yes, you can use the built-in Move feature in Steam client. Check out other useful alternatives in this comprehensive Steam migration guide.
Moving Steam from HDD to an SSD or Hybrid Option – Giant Bomb
Now, you can put what ever games you want on the SSD with Steam Mover (or junctions) Create another folder on the C:\ drive and name it (C:\Users\Sean\Steam Games) Run Steam Mover and have it move the game to that location and you are done! Now go play the games you want! How to have steam on the SSD while having the games on either the SSD or HDD:
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Moving a Steam Installation and Games – General
If you are moving your Steam installation to a new hard drive and want to keep game saves/profiles for third party games that are not saved on Steam Cloud most of these can be found in your Documents folder: ~\Documents\ [username]\My Games\. Moving this folder to the same location on your new hard drive will maintain your saves/profiles.
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Epic Games: Trick the Store Into Resuming a Finished Download
The Epic Games launcher is one of the more annoying stores with which to move games. First, find the folder where your game of choice is currently installed (like C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite) and move that folder to the new location (like D:\Games\Epic\Fortnite). Then change the name of the folder—something like “Fortnite1” would be fine in this case.
Open the Epic Games store, click the three dots under the game in question, and choose Uninstall. The game should “uninstall” immediately, since the files are no longer there. Click the game to start the installation process again—only this time, choose your desired location on the new drive (like D:\Games\Epic\Fortnite without the “1” you added). Epic won’t install a game to an existing folder, which is why we have to go through this renaming song and dance.
Once the installation starts, click the Downloads tab in the Epic launcher’s sidebar, and click the X to cancel the installation. Now go back to the folder where the game’s files reside on your new drive and delete the new folder—in this case, “Fortnite”—and rename the “Fortnite1” folder to “Fortnite.”
Go back to the Epic launcher and click on the game in question to resume the download. It should see your files on the drive, verify that they’re all there, and finish installing the game without downloading anything.
Epic Games Store
Because of the way Epic’s platform works, you’re going to have to “trick” the platform into thinking it’s downloaded the game in the new location.
First, you’ll need to move the files manually as shown above. Once your game is on the new location, rename the folder — anything will work — for example change “Fortnite” to “Fortnite temp.”
Open up the Epic Games launcher and find the game you just moved. It should appear grayed-out as if it’s not installed. If this isn’t the case, click on the three dots next to the game’s title and choose “Uninstall.” Don’t worry, it’s not actually uninstalling the game.
Now click “Install” under the game’s title. It will bring up some options. Click “Browse,” and navigate to the new desired location — where you placed “Fornite temp” folder, the Epic launcher will now create a new “Fortnite” folder.
Start the install then immediately cancel the install. You will find the option to cancel by clicking on the three dot menu again.
With the installation canceled, go back into File Explorer, go to the new game location, delete the near empty “Fortnite” folder and rename back “Fortnite temp” to “Fortnite”. Go back into the launcher and resume the installation. It will take a few moments to verify that all of the files are there, but once that’s done your game will be ready to play from its new home without redownloading anything.
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