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    Default Moving Games Folder

    I have a Games folder of 33GB on my SSD "A" drive which I want to move to "C" 1TB drive. Which is the best way of doing this please.? Any traps.?

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    Default Re: Moving Games Folder

    Cut - paste.

    That should take care of most of it.
    Steam or some MS may need the game configs updated.
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    Default Re: Moving Games Folder

    Thanks. It was on Steam but the recent lightening strikes we had took out both my drives.

    I don't use the flight program much and was going to delete it but thought I would just move it to free up space on the ssd.

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    Default Re: Moving Games Folder

    Safest Way esp if installed files are there is to right click and hold down the right Button, drag to new location, the wording Move {Folder Name} will appear, this redirects the contents within windows links to the new location ( Usually remaps them)

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    Default Re: Moving Games Folder

    Thanks. I did it with the cut/paste method. Took about 30mins. I guess your method would have been faster and safer.?

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    Default Re: Moving Games Folder

    Quote Originally Posted by Pato View Post
    Thanks. I did it with the cut/paste method. Took about 30mins. I guess your method would have been faster and safer.?
    Maybe not faster, but moving non system files are generally not a problem. If however they are default system files, ( or contain links - see below) simply cutting / paste WILL cause all sorts of problems.

    The following is one way to relocate the above mentioned folders correctly ( the article says Vista but the same applies for vista-W10 ) moving-your-personal-data-folders-in-windows There are programs that will also move the folders and make sure all internal (symbolic links) are remapped correctly.
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    Default Re: Moving Games Folder

    Quote Originally Posted by Pato View Post
    Thanks. I did it with the cut/paste method. Took about 30mins. I guess your method would have been faster and safer.?
    Same thing. Windows knows to move associated files too then.
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