Recently many users are asking how to move Steam games to another drive as their drive that has Steam games installed is running out of free space. When the drive doesn’t have enough space to install new games, they want to move some games to another drive. And they are also some users who would like to move Steam games to SSD for fast loading time.
Is there a way to move Steam games to another drive? The answer is positive. The following will show you two different methods to move Steam games to another drive.
Solution 1. Utilize Steam Built-in Move Install Folder Feature
Steam has built-in Move Install Folder feature which enables you to move Steam games to another drive. you can follow the steps below to add a new game library folder on another disk and then move Steam games to the target drive.
Here are detailed steps.
Step 1. Launch the Steam client on your PC, and then go to Settings > Downloads > Steam Library Folders > Add Library Folder.
Step 2. Then choose the target drive that you want to move your games to and create a new folder. Name it as Steam Library and then click OK and SELECT to continue. Note that once you have created the new path, all future games can be installed in the new location.
Step 3. Then you will find the folder listed in the Steam Library folders list. You can now close this window. Once you have created the new path, all future installations can be installed there.
Step 4. Then go to LIBRARY, and right click on the game you want to move, and then choose Properties from the right-click menu.
Step 5. Go to the Local Files tab and click the Move Install Folder button.
Step 6. On the new pop-up window, click the Move Folder button and then it will start moving steam games to another drive. You just need to wait patiently.
This method can successfully move Steam games to another drive. However, the downside is that you can only move Steam games to another drive one by one. If you have too many games to move, this could be time-wasting.
So, in the next part, I will show you another way to move Steam games to another drive and this way enables you to move multiple Steam games to another drive all at once. Let’s have a look together.
Solution 2. Move Steam Games with Steam Library Manager
Steam Library Manager is a third-party utility which is able to copy, move or backup your Steam games. You can use this tool to easily move Steam games to another drive in batches. Before using this tool to move your games, make sure you have created a new library folder on the target drive that you want to move your games to. If you don’t know how to add a new library folder, please following steps 1 – 3 in Solution 1.
After creating a new library folder on the target drive, you can follow the steps below to learn how to move Steam games to another drive.
Step 1. First, download Steam Library Manager from its official website. Install it on your PC and run it.
Step 2. When you get the main interface of Steam Library Manager, you can see all the steam library folders will be listed under Library section. Click on your original game folder; drag the game you want to move to the new library directly.
Step 3. Under the Task Manager tab, you can see the games you are going to move listed here. Click the Start button to start moving Steam games to another drive. If you want to move several games at once, just drag those games to the new library first and click Start button at last.
Step 4. When the games are moving, you will see a log getting generated. If there is a problem, it will make it clear to you.
Now you should know how to move Steam games to another drive easily. If you want to move a single game to another drive, the Steam built-in move folder feature is enough. If you want to move multiple games at once, then Steam Library Manager is recommended.
Besides, apart from moving Steam games to another drive, you can also choose to extend the partition where you store Steam games. When there is enough disk space to save more games, you don’t need to move Steam games to another drive one by one. You can choose a disk partition resize such as MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition to help you extend the partition, which is safe and convenient.