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I broked my Steam directories. HALP

#11DragnfyrPosted 10/19/2013 3:47:09 PM(edited)
Rename the folder with games and create a new game directory in Steam. Then copy your games from the renamed folder into the new directory you set up in Steam. Then initiate the download and it should detect the data already there and skip the download.
You can also try repairing Steam by downloading the installer and running it with the "Repair" option. Do not uninstall Steam and reinstall it as that will delete your games.
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#12xKynOxPosted 10/19/2013 4:10:19 PM
Start the download pick what drive you want to use,pause downloads.Drag and drop the games your downloading in to the new steam games folder,unpause the download
#13Auron_59261(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2013 4:31:03 PM
I wouldn't mind doing that for each game if I didn't have ~200 games downloaded.
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#14Auron_59261(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2013 4:36:53 PM(edited)
Tried creating new library, moving games into the new library, then restarting Steam. No luck there. Also tried running the Steam repair after.
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#15DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/19/2013 4:40:03 PM
It should look something like this

<steam or alternate folder>/steamapps/common/<insert game folder here>

It has to be in that location for steam to recognize it regardless of the alternate location.

As mentioned already try to start a download in the location you want then pause the download and copy the files manually. Instead of trying to use the current location you have make a new one on the same drive and then copy the contents of the already downloaded files over.

Again make sure its in the proper folder.
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#16Auron_59261(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2013 4:44:28 PM
I never remember it being this big of an issue when I previously had to reload my OS.
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