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User Info: TimeCapsule

TimeCapsule
3 months ago#1
I might need to buy a new hard drive because each time I am playing a game the whole game will freeze u p forcing me to restart the computer. (I suggested it's the hard drive since I replaced the cpu and psu, my GPU doesn't over heat or anything. Is there a way to transfer all my downloaded games to a new hard drive I'm going to buy without having to reinstall all of them?

User Info: Lienhart

Lienhart
3 months ago#2
If you have a healthy drive, you can literally copy and paste the SteamApps folder and simply point Steam to it later (or override the default one on C:)

However, since you're saying your HDD likely has bad sectors, you may very well freeze your computer every time you attempt to copy the files over.

User Info: TimeCapsule

TimeCapsule
3 months ago#3
Lienhart posted...
If you have a healthy drive, you can literally copy and paste the SteamApps folder and simply point Steam to it later (or override the default one on C:)

However, since you're saying your HDD likely has bad sectors, you may very well freeze your computer every time you attempt to copy the files over.


Do you think that could be the issue? Or my GPU? I formatted the drive, although backed up some of my steam games to an external drive. How can I check my hard drive for bad sectors?

User Info: MASKOAAA

MASKOAAA
3 months ago#4
Lienhart posted...
If you have a healthy drive, you can literally copy and paste the SteamApps folder and simply point Steam to it later (or override the default one on C:)

However, since you're saying your HDD likely has bad sectors, you may very well freeze your computer every time you attempt to copy the files over.


If I wanted to transfer just one game can I just go into common/ and pick the folder?
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User Info: Jules Rules

Jules Rules
3 months ago#5
Just use Steam's own backup feature. Right click any installed game and click "Backup Game Files"
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User Info: King_Gheedorah

King_Gheedorah
3 months ago#6
http://i.imgur.com/K87fcOQ.jpg

The above is how to do it 1 game at a time if you're just looking to transfer it to new drive. Make sure you also back up your saves folder (sometimes located in your documents folder), since some games do not have cloud saving.

That method will move the entire game over without compressing it. It should be ready to play once you get your new drive sorted out.

Make sure of course you have your secondary drive setup with a steam folder. You can do that in the Settings -> Downloads -> Content Libraries section.
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User Info: MASKOAAA

MASKOAAA
3 months ago#7
i redownloaded fallout 4 to my HDD since my SSD was nearing capacity and was surprised to see my old save load up in 23 seconds on a HDD......that was pretty fast...
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