Move Steam-installation and games

Here is a fast guide howto move an existing steam installation with games included.

  1. Copy your “steamapps” -folder. Usually c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps to another disk/place, I had an extra normal disk as backup.
  2. Uninstall steam trough windows “install and remove…”. Check in case there are some folders left, remove them in that case.
  3. Download and install steam again, and in this case to the new disk. Run it once so it can update itself.
  4. Then move the “steamapps” -folder you backup in step 1. Into the “steam” folder you just installed.
  5. Then run steam again and for every game you had install: rightclick and click “properties” -> tab: local files -> verify integrrity of game cache.
  6. Finished. Now you should be able to play as normal.
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