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#4556803 - 02/19/21 08:44 PM Replacing SSD with Steam install  
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I need to replace a small SSD that has the main Steam and Epic installs, BUT...

...all of my games are on other HDs and SSDs in my computer. Like, A LOT of games.

I feel like if I swap hardware and re-install steam.exe etc., Steam and Epic will just be able to see those installed games if I point them at the directories, and I'll be able to pick up where I left off without re-downloading 1TB+ worth of data.

Am I missing anything?


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#4556808 - 02/19/21 09:09 PM Re: Replacing SSD with Steam install [Re: arthur666]  
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Shouldn't be a problem,I do it for all my games on Steam,Epic,Origin and GoG. My games are spread over 3 separate discs.

Steam is easy but I did have issues with Epic recently. Epic would not verify the game when I pointed it to the old game folder, saying it wasn't empty or something. So I renamed the old folder to for example DeathStranding.bak and started again. Epic created a new folder and started to download the game. I then paused the download, deleted the newly created folder,re-named the old folder back to its original and unpaused the download. Now Epic would recognise the game folder and just verify the files without any more downloading.

Last edited by Chucky; 02/19/21 09:20 PM.

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#4556813 - 02/19/21 09:22 PM Re: Replacing SSD with Steam install [Re: Chucky]  
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Thanks Chucky. I can live with that. I have far fewer Epic games that I play regularly. I will probably buy DLC for SnowRunner this weekend, so I'll def. do that after I swap SSDs. thumbsup


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