Windows 10: Moving Games Folder

Discus and support Moving Games Folder in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I have a games folder on my C drive, with loads of games in, I want to move it to another drive, how do I move it so that all the links/icons are still... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by elbmek, May 21, 2017.

  1. elbmek Win User

    Moving Games Folder


    I have a games folder on my C drive, with loads of games in, I want to move it to another drive, how do I move it so that all the links/icons are still active?

    :)
     
    elbmek, May 21, 2017
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  2. froschy Win User

    N97 Application Problem

    I think I understand what you're asking, basically you want to move the application icon for the game from the applications area to the games area.



    If so navigate to the Applications area then from "Options" (bottom lefthand corner) select "Organize", select the icon that you want to move and then from "Options" select "Move to folder", then select "Games" folder, finally press "Done"



    Options>Organize> {Select Icon} Options>Move to folder>Games folder>Done



    Hope this helps!
     
    froschy, May 21, 2017
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  3. Shenan Stanley, May 21, 2017
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  4. CountMike New Member

    Moving Games Folder

    Steam has a program for that but can move only their games. For others it's just manual work of reinstalling them to different drive/directory.
     
    CountMike, May 22, 2017
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  5. Slippery Win User
    Here ya are: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...18-YUBN-8129&l=

    And it is for just steam games, however you can reinstall the non steam games to the new drive and steam will let you incorporate a shortcut for them into steam. From the steam main page and the menu at top choose games and in the drop down the last choice is add a non steam game to my library.
     
    Slippery, May 22, 2017
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  6. elbmek Win User
    I have already moved the steam games no problem. I will check out the second half of your post soonest.
     
    elbmek, May 22, 2017
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  7. There used to be a program called SteamMover that could move Steam games, but ever since Valve integrated the library functionality, SteamMover is unnecessary. It works by copying your games to the new location, then creating an NTFS junction link to your new location. Junctions are well documented. The end result is that Steam and the games don't know that they've been moved, so they work fine. But Windows itself is aware of the new location.

    As for other games, some are so-called portable. Just move a game folder and see if it plays, if it doesn't work then that game isn't portable, you'll need to reinstall it.
     
    AnonVendetta, May 27, 2017
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  8. elbmek Win User

    Moving Games Folder

    Steam was the easiest because most moved by uninstalling then reinstalling on new location and the saves came too, or stayed steam found them??

    slippery, thanks for that link, interesting stuff.
     
    elbmek, Apr 5, 2018
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