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

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  • Video Games
  • Hard Drives
  • Games
  • SSD
  • Solid Slate Drive
  • Steam
  • Game Library
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June 18, 2014 12:41:44 PM

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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June 18, 2014 12:57:17 PM

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.
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June 18, 2014 1:39:17 PM

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.
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June 19, 2014 7:22:46 AM

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.


USAFRet 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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