How to Move a Game from HDD to SSD?

How to Move a Game from HDD to SSD?

If you are struggling to move a game from HDD to SSD and running short on storage, don’t worry. Moving a game from one drive to another without downloading it again is super easy and fast now.

We are going to discuss this in detail below.

Why do people need to transfer games from HDD to SSD?

For most people, transferring games from HDD to SSD has two common reasons behind it.

The first reason is to have a better and smooth gaming experience as An SSD consists of a solid-state electronic chip and a DRAM chip. It provides flash memory information, which is much faster to write and read than a conventional HDD.

Another significant and most common reason is freeing up space in the drive. You must agree that games are taking a huge amount of memory. For example, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare now clocks in at over 200GB. This would lead to a shortage of space most cases.

Another significant and most common reason is freeing up space in the drive. You must agree that games are taking a huge amount of memory.

How to Move a Game from HDD to SSD without re-installing it?

Now that you have bought a new SSD, you don’t want to spend time downloading the games again and re-installing it.

You can quickly move a game from HDD to SSD by following some easy steps.

Quick Setup for first-time users using Steam

Please note that this setup is not required if you already have a game installed on your SSD.

I will quickly show you how you can add a steam library to your SSD. You will need to add the steam library folder; whichever drive is your SSD. The steps are shown below in the pictures:

First, click on the Steam tab on the top left of the screen.

Transferring game from HDD

After that, select Settings.

Moving games from HDD

In the 3rd step, select downloads and click steam library folders. In my case, the SSD folder is E-Drive, so that I would select that.

How to move game from hDD

In the 4th step, click on the add library folder tab, and click the new folder called Steam Library, once done, close this window.

HDD to SSD game transer

I already have the folder but you would need to create a folder with the name shown below.

Steam move games

After that, let’s move a game from HDD to SSD.

Read More: How to Move Files from SSD to HDD?

Moving a game from HDD to SSD

Now that you created the steam library folder let’s quickly move a game to SSD. It’s much easier than before, so you don’t need to worry further.

In my case, I will be moving the LEGO Worlds game.

Select the game and then go to properties.

Move a game from HDD to SSD

After that, select the local files tab, and as you can see, the game is currently in my F: drive folder. Click on the move install folder.

Moving games from HDD to SSD

Now select your SSD and click on the Move Folder.

How to move files from HDD to SSD

You will see a success transfer message, and yeah, you have done it.

I hope that this guide would help you transfer games from your HDD to SSD without any hassle. Let me know if I have missed something in the comments.

Yasir Jamal

Hello, I am Yasir Jamal and I love to help people especially in the tech field. I am full time indulged into learning and applying my skills and knowledge. Feel free to contact me for any help regarding the technology field and skills relevant to it. Cheers!

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