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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there's 50 GB of unused space that I wish ...
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Is it possible to move some steam games to a different library location (without re-downloading them?) [duplicate]

I would like to move some of my lesser-played (but still downloaded) Steam Games from my SSD to my larger, secondary 500GB "data" hard disk in my machine. I have set up a new library location through ...
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Restore Steam games from non-Steam backup [duplicate]

I recently had to reinstall windows due to driver issues and copied all my Steam games in the steamapps folder from the C-drive to another drive, but now I'm stuck with a problem. I have installed ...
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Can you bypass the space requirement when manually restoring backup of Steam game?

Before anyone tries to flag this as a duplicate, know that I have already seen How can I move an installed game from one Steam library folder to another. This question is in relation to the top ...
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Steam Categories under “My Games”

A family member has their Steam account under the same Windows account as me, which means their installed games show up in my library and vice versa (for reasons I cannot fathom). It appears there is ...
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Importing games back into steam [duplicate]

Recently got a new pc, put the HDD from old pc into new one, reinstalled Steam however I want to use the library from old pc on new one but keep it on external. New pc has a SSD which I do not want ...
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Split Steam game between hard drives (Witcher 3)

I have a relatively old system and wish to install The Witcher 3 from Steam in my SSD drive in order to get load times down. However, my SSD (D:) has only 37GB total, and the game installation ...
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How Does One Transfer A Steam Game? [duplicate]

I have a failure to transfer my game from one HDD to another, and one PC to another. I copied the entire Skyrim folder from one HDD to another. And told where to find it also. Steam did a huge check ...
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Can I choose which library to install a game to using the remote-download feature?

Steam has a remote download feature. When you're away from your computer, you visit your games page, click "download" next to a game, and (assuming your computer is on) it will start downloading. ...
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Transfer steam games locally

I am sharing my dad's steam account on my computer. He bought/downloaded/installed a game on his user, but I have to reinstall it on my user. How can I get it on my user without re-downloading it, ...
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How can I move Steam to an SSD to improve boot time?

Most of the articles I've found detail how to move Steam games to another disk. That's not what I want to do, I want to move Steam (the application itself) to an SSD in order to improve the time it ...
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How do I change where Steam installs to? [duplicate]

I had a problem with Steam a while ago and had to re-install it. When I re-installed I somehow set it to install on my desktop and it cluttered my desktop with all of the files. I moved all of files ...
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Is it possible to make steam detect that I've copy-pasted the dlc into the game folder?

I'm trying to install the DoTA 2 reborn beta by flashdrive from another computer with the beta installed. I copied the "steamapps/common/dota 2 beta" folder, but the DLC did not get detected. How can ...
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Unable to move Steam games [duplicate]

So I had my Steam game installed in H:\Games and wanted to move it to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\. I followed this Steam guide on how to move a Steam installation. I moved my game ...
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Installing Skyrim on a new computer/OS [duplicate]

I'm trying to transfer all my files over from my laptop, which is slow and laggy, to my newer desktop, which is nice and fast. I want to be able to play Skyrim on it. I've been looking into how to ...

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