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I purchased Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege a while ago and I was waiting for a good time to download it so I wouldn't go over my monthly quota. So earlier this month I started downloading it but had to stop after 35GB, with about 40GB remaining. Then I finished my new build (Ryzen R7 2700X) and started using it. Unfortunately the 35 GB of download was on my old PC. I don't want to have to restart the download. How do I transfer the downloaded files so that when I start to download it again on my new PC it picks up where It left off?

  • Perhaps an X -> Y problem. Check if your ISP has a single-day "unlimited data" option. I regularly use this when travelling and wanting to download a game without affecting my monthy data quota. It's 5€ per day for the German Telekom provider. – towe Jan 28 at 10:56
  • I'm sorry but I don't understand why this would be an issue if I'm downloading it in pieces on different days. I can see it being an issue if I was downloading the whole 75 GB in one sitting. – Doug MacGregor Jan 28 at 15:30
  • Have you tried just finishing the download on the old PC, then transferring the game? That might just be easier. – At0mic Jan 29 at 2:58
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    Does this answer your question? How do I move Steam games to a new computer without re-downloading them? – arghtype Jan 30 at 2:04
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    I would say that this question is NOT a dupe of that. Here OP is in the process of downloading the game and is stored differently than a complete Steam game. – Lemon Jan 30 at 6:33
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There should be a folder called Program Files/Steam/Steamapps/downloading which contains files currently being downloaded. You'll need to start the download on your new computer, pause it, get the files off your old computer (from /downloading), navigate to Program Files/Steam/Steamapps/common/Rainbow Six Siege, and put the files (from the old computer) there (the new computer).

Verify the integrity of your game files in the game's Properties > Local Files window. Then, continue your download. Steam should now pick up from where you left off on the last computer.

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  • OK. Thanks. I'll try that. I was putting the files from Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/downloading/359550 on my old computer to the same folder on the new one. I guess that was my mistake. I'll update you after trying. – Doug MacGregor Jan 28 at 14:41
  • Yeah, they won't contain anything yet to prevent corruption. – Corsaka Jan 28 at 14:41
  • OK. Copied the files and validated. It's now Pre-allocating. – Doug MacGregor Jan 28 at 14:56
  • No go. It started the download from the beginning again. I guess I'll have to start again. I've done this before lots of times but only after the game was finished installing. i.e. copying the files from ...steamapps/common/Game Files to other drives. I've never done it in the middle of a download. – Doug MacGregor Jan 28 at 14:56
  • No go. It started the download from the beginning again. I guess I'll have to start again. I've done this before lots of times but only after the game was finished I've never done it in the middle of a download. I'm also in the process of downloading Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. I can pause that one and it picks up where it left off. But, there are no files yet in the steamapps/common/Wolfenstein.II.The.New.Colossus folder so I'm a little confused as to why you had me place the "downloading" files from my old PC to the steamapps/Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six Siege folder. – Doug MacGregor Jan 28 at 15:07

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