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.

  • 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, 2013 at 0:50
  • @skovacs1 Is that actually unclear? Sep 13, 2013 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, 2013 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. Sep 13, 2013 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/. Sep 13, 2013 at 1:02

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Steam has probably made a library folder on the drive that you installed the Steam client on. If you don't have any games on that drive and don't intend to ever install any on it, go to Steam>Settings>Downloads>Steam Library Folders, select the library folder of the drive you don't want to install any games whatsoever to, and click "Remove".

Furthermore, you can use the same method (except you click "Add" and not "Remove") to add another Steam library folder.

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