Closed Tranferring games from HDD to new Windows 7 Tags: Windows 7 Computers Games Hard Drives Last response: April 5, 2012 1:10 AM in Windows 7 Share moneuan March 17, 2012 6:55:48 AM Hello, I have a new computer with Windows 7. I have some games from my old computer on HDD. I don't even know how to open the HDD and see files displyed there. More about : tranferring games hdd windows Best solution unksol a b $ Windows 7 March 17, 2012 7:32:26 AM You can not just copy the files you actually have to install the games like you did the first time. The exception to this being steam games. You can copy your game saves over however. See here for more info: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how-tos/how_save_your_... Savegamebackup may work as well: http://sourceforge.net/projects/savegamebackup/ 13thmonkey a b $ Windows 7 March 17, 2012 7:41:13 AM if its steam, then you can backup the games on the old and then use those files to restore the game to your new machine. I'm not seeing a similar mechanism in origin. If they are physically installed then you need to reinstall them save gaves can be virtually anywhere, often in 'my docs' or 'my docs/my games' is your new machine a laptop or desktop, if a deskop then move the old hdd to new machine, if a laptop, buy a decent sized usb stick and tranfer that way. Related resources Tranferring laptop data to desktop - Forum Possible to tranfer OS, and games from a HDD to a SSD - Forum Tranfering games and listening to music from a hdd storrage drive with ssd main - Forum Question on Tranferring OS - Forum Transferring Storage HDD on XP PC to New W 7 PC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer moneuan March 25, 2012 10:20:41 PM unksol said:You can not just copy the files you actually have to install the games like you did the first time. The exception to this being steam games. You can copy your game saves over however. See here for more info: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how-tos/how_save_your_... Savegamebackup may work as well: http://sourceforge.net/projects/savegamebackup/ I couldn't find the games I thought had been transferred to my HDD, and am told they can't be so will have to find an alternative to get the ones I desire Thank you for your suggestion and help so freely given bless you. Moneuan Proximon April 5, 2012 1:09:59 AM Best answer selected by Proximon. Proximon April 5, 2012 1:10:09 AM This topic has been closed by Proximon Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSlow internal file transfer speeds in Windows 7 ForumMove old HDD to new PC ForumLeaving windows 7 on HDD with new ssd ( new build) ForumHelp with new installation of Windows 7 and 2 HDD ForumHow to link new ssd with OS(win 7 ) to old HDD with games ForumChanging chipset and keeping my old Windows ForumOld HDD with Windows 7 to new SSD with Windows 8 ForumTransferring files from HDD to HDD ForumUsing older windows 7 HDD as a 2nd drive questions. ForumWindows 8 on new HDD ForumWindows 7 upgrade on new SSD/ HDD build ForumWindow 7 ultimate hp product key ForumWindows 7 system restore error 0xc0000022 ForumHow to find out windows 7 bit version Forum[Solved] Outlook express mail 32 bit wont show on windows 7 64 bit More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !