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How do I copy an installed steam game on my PC to an external hard drive?

Steam → Settings → Downloads → Steam Library Folders Click "Add Library Folder" (Add your external drive) Save and Close Go to your Library Right click on the game → Properties → Local Files Click "...
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How to stop Steam trying to read from a non-existent drive?

Uninstall/Reinstall the game I initially assumed this would fail, given that Steam was referencing the (non-existent) I: drive, but it uninstalled instantly. Upon reinstalling, Steam asked which drive ...
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PS3 doesn't boot with original hard drive after hard drive swap

I've found a way to get it back up and running! In Safe Mode with the older hard drive, update it using USB: Start the PS3 in Safe Mode In Safe Mode select > System Update Plug in the USB drive ...
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How can I clean up disk space on PS4?

Check your screenshots. PS4 ALWAYS does a screenshot when you get a trophy. And that can get heavy after a while. There is also a setting (I can't remember where) where you can request your PS4 do not ...
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Is there a difference between a PS4 USB Harddrive and any other USB Harddrive?

All "generic" hard drives that meet the specifications should be fine. I recently bought a Western Digital and had no problems using it on my PS4. The difference isn't in the hardware, it's in the ...
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How do I solve "Not enough free disk space" when patching

Unfortunately as it stands, this is currently not possible. I ran into the same issue with Hollow Knight last week, when an update was sent out. The update itself was only 1GB, but Steam automatically ...
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Can I use a HDD on my PS3 if I have already used another on the same console?

Yes, so long as the HDD was originally formatted by the same PS3, it should boot up just fine and not ask you to format it. The way that the PS3s format their HDDs puts a unique identifier for that ...
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How do I back up a Wii U?

You will still be able to download anything you've previously purchased according to Nintendo "for the foreseeable future": How long will it still be possible to redownload previously ...
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Xbox 360 Flash Drives and Original Xbox Games

You CAN use a non-Microsoft hard drive. I had a non-Microsoft hard drive that was from EBay and it did not allow me to play Xbox originals. I was able to modify it to allow me to play originals. Here ...
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How to Transfer Steam to a Different Harddrive on the Same Computer

If it's about save data, you don't need to worry about that. Not with Fallout 4, anyways. Fallout 4 is compatible to the Steam Cloud, which means your PC will automatically download them if they are ...
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Is it possible to back-up a PS3 on an Internal HardDrive?

You'll need to put your old PC internal drive in a usb drive enclosure then possibly re-partition and format it as FAT32. You can then plug it into the PS3 and backup from the internal drive to your ...
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How to find out the storage consumption of a game on XBox One?

Finally found it. In the view with all the games (I guess it's "My Games and Apps" in English) there is a filter icon where you can choose orderings. The games can be ranked by storage consumption and ...
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Will my game fit on the available HDD space?

BlueBarren is correct. i am fairly certain that every PS4 game has the Required HDD space on the back of the cover, for instance Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age says it needs about around 40-...
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Does the type of hard drive affect load times for an Xbox 360 Slim?

As an addition to @Adan's answer, I had purchased an official 320GB Microsoft hard drive for the Xbox 360S and ran a benchmark comparison test on a game with known long loading times, Skyrim. From ...
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Does the type of hard drive affect load times for an Xbox 360 Slim?

The Xbox 360 Slim uses SATA II which has an uncoded transfer rate of 2.4 Gbit/s (300 MB/s). USB 2.0 has an effective High Speed signaling rate throughput of 35 MB/s. The Xbox 360 Slim comes with a ...
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Which filesystem is required to move PS3 save data to USB harddrive?

The PS3 only recognizes USB drives formatted in FAT32.
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Nintendo switch: can you copy "save data" to external storage? If yes, how?

As of today, the only way to backup your Nintendo switch "save data" files is to pay Nintendo yearly for their service called "Nintendo Switch Online" Nintendo Switch Online - ...
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Does a flash drive give better performance than a hard drive for games on a Xbox 360?

First, consider what flash drives are fast - some flash drives have downright low write speeds with a maximum of 2MB/s. The Xbox 360 USB 2.0 interface goes up to 35MB/s out of the USB 2.0 port, ...
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What's the total size of all games I have on Steam?

Okay, the bookmark applet didn't work for me, but I have a slightly less simple but more reliable way to do it. You'll need an open text file to write down some numbers. For bonus points, you can ...
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Can I use a HDD on my PS3 if I have already used another on the same console?

Yes, you can insert the old drive however you'll get some questions when inserting it. You DO want to use the hdd as the storage location You DON'T want to select to copy any data from the internal ...
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Playstation 3 fan running loudly on purpose?

Think on the Desktop Power Supplies that the fan only turns on when the system is drawing a lot of power from the wall (AIDA 64 Stress Test, Furmark). Hard Disk Drives follow the rule of "higher RPM'...
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Will an SSD kill a PS3?

I recently swapped a PS4 harddrive for a Samsung Evo and had to format the drive to FAT32. You then need to download PS firmware (the latest version), and put it inside a folder named PS3 which ...
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Move PS4 HDD to PS4 Pro? Keep data intact?

You won't be able to move the hard drive to the new console without formatting it. When the new PS4 Pro detects the hard drive, you'll be asked to format it, which means all your data will be deleted. ...
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How to Transfer Steam to a Different Harddrive on the Same Computer

Just copy the Steam data folder to the new disk, and tell Steam about the new location on the new disk. Restart Steam and enjoy more speed.
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Installing Steam games on external HDD... bad idea?

I would seriously consider installing Steam itself onto an internal disk, and then creating a library folder on the external disk (and setting it as the default). This would avoid any weirdness by ...
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Installing Steam games on external HDD... bad idea?

Consider the following: The games will load much slower but it will be portable. I for my self wouldn't install the games on a USB hard drive because steam has a cloud service so portability isn't a ...
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How to identify 2 identical USB hard drives, one formatted PS4, other Xbox One, without losing data?

Like I mentioned in my comment, you should be able to simply test this by plugging them into the console and seeing if they show up as an external storage device and is readable. If the console isn't ...
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Can I transfer saved data from my old PS3 hard drive to my new PS3?

The PS3 console hard drives are encrypted with a per-console key, meaning that the data cannot be recovered without the console key. The only option to get your data back would be to install Custom ...
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Is there a way to transfer xbox 360 HDD contents to a PC hard drive?

As far as downloaded digital games are concerned, one just needs to plug in a USB drive and copy/move the file from the internal HDD of the Xbox 360. Then you one just needs plug in that same USB ...
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Will load times improve if I keep my games on an external SSD vs my windows drive?

The basic idea that you get better load times on an SSD than on the main HDD has a kernel of truth to it. I do this on my laptop: I have a hybrid drive that has both an HDD and SSD, and the SSD is ...
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