How to Move PC Games to a Different Hard Drive

SSDs have gotten bigger, but so have games—Call of Duty: Modern Warfare now clocks in at over 200GB, which doesn’t leave room for much else on a modestly sized disk. If you’re willing to give up some of those super-fast loading times, you can move some of your games to a secondary hard drive with more space without re-downloading them.

Some game clients, like Steam and EA’s Origin, have built-in features that allow you to move your games from one location to another. Others, like the Epic Games Store, require a little finesse to move a game’s files. Here’s how to do it on the most popular launchers.

There’s a good chance most of your digital collection resides in Steam, which thankfully makes it easy to move your games. From the main window, head to in the upper-left corner and go to the Downloads tab in the sidebar. Click the button along the top labeled Steam Library Folders, then click Add Library Folder—you can choose any other folder on your system to use as a secondary install location. 

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