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I just bought Black Ops II on Steam, but I'm having trouble at this point. I saw a similar post on this website about Modern Warfare 3 (I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install MW3 to) where the option to install to a separate drive ceased to appear, but the selected answer (creating a symbolic link to the preferred drive) didn't work for me. I did attempt to change the command to fit my situation (C: being my SSD, D: being my HDD):

mklink /D "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\Call of Duty Black Ops II\" "D:\SteamLibrary\Call of Duty Black Ops II\"

And I then tried installing Black Ops II from Steam, but it still recognized that there wasn't enough space on my SSD and wouldn't install it. I'm quite at a loss about what to do now. Keep in mind that my HDD is already completely set up as a separate drive, and many of my Steam games are already installed to it.

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While I can guess that you want to know how to get Black Ops 2 to install to a different drive, your question's clarity could be improved by actually asking for that. –  skovacs1 Sep 13 '13 at 0:50
    
@skovacs1 Is that actually unclear? –  SevenSidedDie Sep 13 '13 at 0:55
    
@SevenSidedDie Not particularly. I was merely suggesting an improvement for this user's first post. In this instance, despite not asking the question explicitly, they only describe a situation and assume it's clear enough. While it works in this instance, in the general case, clarity is greatly improved by directly asking the question. –  skovacs1 Sep 13 '13 at 0:57
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Did you use an administrator account to run that command? Running mklink to create a link under Program Files (x86) probably requires admin privileges. –  SevenSidedDie Sep 13 '13 at 0:59
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Also, confirm that BO2 actually does install to the steamapps/ folder. Most games go in steamapps/common/, not steamapps/. –  SevenSidedDie Sep 13 '13 at 1:02
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