I'm already familiar with transferring Steam games from one hard drive to another, but is this possible to do with Starcraft 2? Starcraft 2 is a huge download and I already have it installed on another hard drive, I was wondering if it would be possible to transfer this one as well.

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A straight copy-paste of the whole installation folder should work. If you want to copy user-specific data as well, it should be in (My) Documents/Starcraft II.

Blizzard is actually really good about making their installations copy/pastable. Don't remember about the original Starcraft, but Warcraft III, WoW and SC2 can all be moved by just copy/paste on the whole installation directory. Any registry stuff is recreated on the new machine if it doesn't already exist (Not sure if it's updated if there's an old installation)

  • This is correct, you can just copy over the entire installation folder. For OSX you should check under your Applications\StarCraft II\ folder. You can't transfer an OSX install to Windows and vice versa unfortunately.
    – Crag
    Jan 13, 2011 at 0:38
  • Oh okay, so the only thing I'll be missing is the registry stuff like you said, which should automatically be generated, and then the start menu stuff right? For that I'd have to manually do a shortcut? Thanks, I'm going to try it then get back to you. Jan 13, 2011 at 0:49
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    It worked. I manually added a shortcut to the taskbar. The only thing I notice is that it doesn't show up in the programs list to be able to remove it. I imagine I can just delete the directory, but then it would leave registry residue right? Oh well whatever. Jan 13, 2011 at 3:12
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    You could copy the registry entry for the uninstaller on your own. It is located under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. But beware of mistakes! Jan 13, 2011 at 9:03
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    @Resorath: For future readers: that is no longer the case. Since I've done this, I've updated to 1.2 or whatever the latest big version that came out was. All is fine :) Jan 22, 2011 at 7:05

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