since my hard drive is only 500GB, I can only have around 40-50 games installed at a time. Is it possible to free up my hard drive and install all of my games onto an external hard drive (like a 2TB portable one) and basically not have any games installed on the laptop, but if I want to play a steam game I just plug in the external hard drive and immediately start playing, then unplug it when I'm done? --- http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm80/Jason_Ryu/MS%20Paint/Jason_Ryu.jpg Soul Silver FC: 1979 0236 8128
I don't think you can do that but you can just install the games you play right now on the laptop and copy-paste from the external drive when you want to play something else so you won't have to download it.
It's not very convenient but you save a lot of time.
#4-CJF-Posted 11/2/2013 6:09:06 PM
I don't know if you can transfer them from one drive to another, but I do know you should be able to install them on an external drive and run them from that if you choose to. Just go to Steam > Settings and click on the "Downloads" tab, then click on "Manage Steam Library Folders" and select your external drive from the drop down box.
#5ihumpmypillow89Posted 11/2/2013 7:12:04 PM
You can install steam to the external HDD and have the games there, now some (not all) games support alternate install location. But unless you have a USB 3.0 port on that laptop the games are going to run slow as hell. --- http://goo.gl/pIFDj | http://goo.gl/16aDr This is what happens when a 5 year old writes a comic - http://goo.gl/zRaAS
#6Doost650Posted 11/3/2013 9:17:50 AM
I don't wanna start anything but I had a 1.5tb external and had alot of Steam games installed on it and played them and they ran perfectly fine. --- No conflict can ever be resolved by causing pain to another human being. - Madonna (PSN: Dmaki650)
#7iammaxhailmePosted 11/3/2013 9:20:20 AM
If it's a portable external HDD it probably doesn't have a fan, so this isn't a great idea
If it's one of the big bulky ones with a fan, then it'll be fine --- Best weapon combo in tf2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oUWPbS4450&feature=channel_video_title http://www.last.fm/user/iammax