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Old 04-30-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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Steam on C, games on D

Having looked around, I don't think this can be done? ie: Put your Steam program on your C drive, but all the games on the D drive?

My steam application is currently on D, but I'd like to move just the application itself (about 300-400meg) to my C drive, but leave 100+ Gb of games on the D drive...

Can this be easily done, without risking losing stuff?


It's a shame in the Steam application you can't just specify the games folder
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:37 AM   #2
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Why would you want to do that?
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:42 AM   #3
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Why would you want to do that?
My C drive is an SSD, so would be nice for the loading boost I guess. Don't have room on my SSD for 100+Gb of games
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:18 AM   #4
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Why would you want to do that?
It would make a data backup of the entire C drive a lot smaller for one
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:40 AM   #5
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it can be done
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:41 AM   #6
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@ topic,

Maybe use mklink?

For example:
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mklink /d skyrim (Whatever your path is...)\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\
I don't know, as I have never tried that. I installed both the Steam client and the Steam games on my drive D.

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Old 04-30-2012, 01:41 AM   #7
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There are dozens of threats about this, several ways to do it and even some tools like this one.
http://www.stefanjones.ca/steam/
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:43 AM   #8
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There are dozens of threats about this, several ways to do it and even some tools like this one.
http://www.stefanjones.ca/steam/
NTFS links sounds a bit of a bodge don't you think? Doesn't feel like a properly supported method!?
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:45 AM   #9
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You could move your steam folder to c: then use "gamesave manager" to move the games back to D:

Or:

Leave steam where it is and just move your current game(s) onto the ssd.

http://www.gamesave-manager.com/

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My C drive is an SSD, so would be nice for the loading boost I guess. Don't have room on my SSD for 100+Gb of games
Isn't most of the loading time of the actual client 'network stuff'?

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:10 AM   #10
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I just wish Valve would make an official feature to do this.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:16 AM   #11
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Steam mover... google it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:26 AM   #12
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Steam mover... google it.

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:20 AM   #13
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I've used SteamTool before and it seems to do the job well enough. (EDIT... oops, tacc already mentioned the same)

It's pretty much the same as Steam Mover.

By the way I can't see much advantage to having Steam itself on SSD, but definitely game folders could help. OP might need to re-install Steam on the other drive.

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:46 AM   #14
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As suggested above, mklink /d is the way to do it. You can then even put your favourite games back again with another mklink /d

I've done this and I feel it is worth pointing out that Steam on C isn't all that beneficial. All the startup time of Steam is network rather than loading off the disk.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:29 AM   #15
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As suggested above, mklink /d is the way to do it. You can then even put your favourite games back again with another mklink /d

I've done this and I feel it is worth pointing out that Steam on C isn't all that beneficial. All the startup time of Steam is network rather than loading off the disk.
OK! Thanks!
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