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Old 07-25-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Game downloaded from Steam, with files not in game folder.

Hey guys, has anyone experienced this after downloading a game?
This just happened to me when I downloaded Torchlight 1 for some reason.

It's on my F: drive (mass storage HDD) where all my Steam games go like usual. Thing is, there's a bunch of files after downloading it not even in any folder on the drive.

There's even a folder for Torchlight in the Steam folder, so I don't know why they didn't go there.

Is there a way to move these files to the Torchlight folder that was created with the download? Or would this mess the game up somehow?

Sorry if this is any way unclear. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
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Some games install to AppData on the OS drive, I think Age of Empires Online does that as well. It might be possible to move them, but Steam might complain.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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The files aren't on my OS drive though, they're still on the drive all my games get downloaded to from Steam. It's just that these files aren't in the Torchlight folder for some reason, they're just sitting there, folderless on my drive. If that makes sense, i'm trying to explain this the best I can.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #4
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The files aren't on my OS drive though, they're still on the drive all my games get downloaded to from Steam. It's just that these files aren't in the Torchlight folder for some reason, they're just sitting there, folderless on my drive. If that makes sense, i'm trying to explain this the best I can.
Just search you drive for "Torchlight". Windows search FTW!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:01 AM   #5
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I found this using Google, maybe it is located: "Program Files/Steam/User Name/Application Data/Runic Games/Torchlight"

Seems wrong though.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:02 AM   #6
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Just search you drive for "Torchlight". Windows search FTW!
I know where the Torchlight folder is, but i'm asking if it's safe to move the files that are folderless on my drive that came with it to the actual game folder itself.

I just don't know why this happened, all the other games I downloaded didn't have this problem so far. All files went straight to their game folders with no "folderless" files laying around on my drive.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:04 AM   #7
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-Try it and see what happens.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:04 AM   #8
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Ohhh... If they are on the base of your drive they are likely leftover redist install files. Those can be removed if they reside at the base of the drive.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:07 AM   #9
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Ohhh... If they are on the base of your drive they are likely leftover redist install files. Those can be removed if they reside at the base of the drive.
Yeah they're not even in any folder at all, they're literally just on my drive sitting there.

Those would be safe to just delete because they're leftover install files?

How would something like that happen?
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:09 AM   #10
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Yeah they're not even in any folder at all, they're literally just on my drive sitting there.

Those would be safe to just delete because they're leftover install files?

How would something like that happen?
Yes they are safe to delete. It happens all of the time with many games. It just didn't create a temp folder to put the files in and then didn't clean itself up. Happens with like Visual Studio C++ redist installs and such that run the 1st time you start a game.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:13 AM   #11
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Alright, thanks a lot for clearing this up.

Would give you rep, but it appears I can't for some reason... I apologize about that. Your help is much appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:14 AM   #12
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No prob, glad I could help.
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