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How can I move Steam games to another disk?

My C-drive is almost out of space (partly because of Steam games), and I have much bigger space in other drives. However Steam seems to always install in C and now it is refusing to install because not enough space in C. How can I change the Install directory, or have Steam install in directory other than C drive?


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You can change steam install directory during installation(since mine is installed on D: disc).

If re installing steam isn't an option there are other ways,the simplest should be using windows 7 junctions.

Go to "Start -> Run" and enter "cmd", paste this code in and edit it so the path in the first quotation marks is your "steamapps" folder (empty) on c: disc and second ones the path to your newly created "steamapps" folder on D: disc (containing all data from "steamapps" from C:).

mklink /J  "%APPDATA%\..\LocalLow\idSoftware\quakelive\baseq3"   "e:\Quakelive\baseq3"

This basically tells computer where to read or write files after getting to the empty folder.

  • The path in quotation marks is example from quake live junction.You can edit it for any other folders.
    – Mentales
    Commented Apr 1, 2012 at 17:35
  • Source: quakelive.com/forum/…
    – Mentales
    Commented Apr 1, 2012 at 17:35

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