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User Info: SkaterUB

SkaterUB
3 years ago#1
I have a lot of mods and want to move them to my SSD. I don't want to lose my save file either. What do I do to move it over?

Also, how can I play games from Origin off of my HDD so that I do not have to redownload them onto my SSD again and lose all of my save files?
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User Info: Th1rte3n

Th1rte3n
3 years ago#2
Copy/Paste
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User Info: Arsene-Lupin

Arsene-Lupin
3 years ago#3
Copy/Paste.
Then uninstall the game via steam.
Then re-install to whichever directory you pasted the game data.

Steam will then verify the installation, which can take a little bit of time.

(I'm not sure its worth it, however. I moved Skyrim to SSD last week, haven't noticed ANY change in performance).
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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 years ago#4
I got skyrim on a 7200RPM drive and I notice all the load times take anywhere from 3-8secs MAX. Are you really that impatient about the load times in that game? They are by far from the worst.
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User Info: CatToy

CatToy
3 years ago#5
It can be worth it. Playing on an SSD will reduce stuttering with a bunch of large texture mods, it also substantially decreases load times. I remember when I moved Skyrim off my SSD, and tried running it on my hard drive, I legitimately thought something had gone wrong with how long it was taking to load my save.
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User Info: SkaterUB

SkaterUB
3 years ago#6
Fade2black001 posted...
I got skyrim on a 7200RPM drive and I notice all the load times take anywhere from 3-8secs MAX. Are you really that impatient about the load times in that game? They are by far from the worst.


With all the mods I have installed the load times are longer. How do I atleast keep my save file? I'm not very familiar with how to move around stuff on PC.
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User Info: su27Chaos

su27Chaos
3 years ago#7
http://lifehacker.com/5496652/how-to-use-symlinks-in-windows

Ignore that guy he thinks know how everyone works. lol

But for me I use symlinks. They look like shortcuts but they feel like real file or folder but in different location of the computer. I always move steam games back and fourth when I want to."



mklink /D "C:\xyx" "X:\xya"

xyx = source
xya = target

Example:
Example SSD is C: drive and X; Drive is where steam folder game install is.
What you do is move the skyrim folder to C:. Make sure there is no folder skyrim in steam folder
then

mklink /D "C:\skyrim" "X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim" *1

Don't forget the quotes because it's really part of the command. After that there should be a skyrim folder shortcut in steam folder. Test is out by clicking it. Should be have enter skyrim folder with X:\ address intact that's why it feels like physical folder but it's really in different location. Steams thinks it's really there.

Note*1: Depends where you install steam it could not program files just find Steam and then your all set. Also ignore *1 just for notes.
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