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Can I copy individual games from one steam library, and put them onto another?

#1That_70s_showPosted 3/19/2014 7:27:49 PM
The internet speed at my house is extremely slow, but my good computer is here. On the other hand, my school has crap computers, but extremely fast internet. If I were to download games there, could I copy games from that library and put them into my home computer without having to delete my current library at home?
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#2arleasPosted 3/19/2014 7:33:45 PM(edited)
Yes... as long as all the original files are there, you can copy them over and when you tell steam to install, it'll check the files to make sure everything is there, download whatever isn't there and then run like normal.

The only thing is that if you used something like 'Tikione steam cleaner' to remove the unnecessary files after the install, you won't be able to do this process sometimes. Some games will claim the executable is missing when you try to start it, but will report all files are there if you try to verify the cache.

I realize that 2nd part has no bearing on your particular question, but I'm sure someone else will find it helpful later on.

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#3wdfosterPosted 3/19/2014 7:32:59 PM
I imagine with a big enough usb drive you could. Sounds like you'd be misusing school property though.
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#4That_70s_show(Topic Creator)Posted 3/19/2014 7:34:55 PM
arleas posted...
Yes... as long as all the original files are there, you can copy them over and when you tell steam to install, it'll check the files to make sure everything is there, download whatever isn't there and then run like normal.

The only thing is that if you used something like 'Tikione steam cleaner' to remove the unnecessary files after the install, you won't be able to do this process sometimes. Some games will claim the executable is missing when you try to start it, but will report all files are there if you try to verify the cache.

I realize that 2nd part has no bearing on your particular question, but I'm sure someone else will find it helpful later on.


Alright. Thank you.

wdfoster posted...
I imagine with a big enough usb drive you could. Sounds like you'd be misusing school property though.


Yeah, technically. Nobody in the school really enforces it though.
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