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Installing Steam Games in a different location to Steam itself, is it possible?

Hi all,

The title says it all really. I want to install Steam itself on my SSD but I would like to install my games onto my storage HDD, is this possible to do? I did a brief Google search but all the threads I could find seemed to be about moving the entire steam program as well as the game library from one HDD to another, which is not what I am looking to do. Does anybody know if it is possible to set up steam in this way? Sorry if this seems like a silly question.

Thanks.
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  1. last I checked the steam folders have to stay together. So its all or nothing.

    Installing steam on the SSD without games wont really help at all.
  2. Best answer
    No....incorrect

    Yes you can have Steam games in locations other than Steam itself.
    In the Steam client:

    Steam
    Settings
    Downloads
    Steam Library Folders
    Add Library Folder

    I have 3 locations: 1 on the C drive (SSD), 1 on a secondary SSD, and the majority on a 2TB HDD.
  3. Gam3r01 said:
    last I checked the steam folders have to stay together. So its all or nothing.

    Installing steam on the SSD without games wont really help at all.


    Anonymous said:
    No....incorrect

    Yes you can have Steam games in locations other than Steam itself.
    In the Steam client:

    Steam
    Settings
    Downloads
    Steam Library Folders
    Add Library Folder

    I have 3 locations: 1 on the C drive (SSD), 1 on a secondary SSD, and the majority on a 2TB HDD.


    Thank you for the help.
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