I'm pretty sure I have set it up at home on my iMac, but I can't for the life of me find out how to set it up again on my Macbook Air. I have recently purchased a USB-stick to run Steam off of, because Steam was hogging GBs on my internal SSD. However, I can't see the function where I can change the install location.

I am already running Steam from the USB-stick, so that shouldn't be the problem.

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    I don't run OS X, but on windows and linux - you can add a library under settings -> downloads -> steam library folders, or just add it when you install the game. Oct 15, 2014 at 13:53
  • Yes, that's it. Weird they call it a library, as that is something way more OS-like than it is program-like (at least on OS X). Well, if you write it as an answer, I'll mark it as accepted :)
    – Rvervuurt
    Oct 15, 2014 at 14:09

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You simply add it as a library under settings/downloads - this is universal to all variations of Steam.

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  • Does that even work for removable media?
    – Powerlord
    Oct 15, 2014 at 17:21
  • @Powerlord Yes it does :) 64GB leave-in USB 3.0 stick, perfect for games!
    – Rvervuurt
    Oct 16, 2014 at 9:45
  • How do you download to it? I'm sorry, but I don't know how to use steam that well.
    – ahitt6345
    Jan 10, 2017 at 1:49
  • You quite literally add the library folder, and pick that folder while dile downloading. Jan 10, 2017 at 1:52

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