[SOLVED] External SSD question about games loading

danny009

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Do I need to redownload the game onto external SSD or right click from previous place cut and move is enough to get ssd speeds? My machine supports USB 3.1
 
Do I need to redownload the game onto external SSD or right click from previous place cut and move is enough to get ssd speeds? My machine supports USB 3.1
Most store fronts like Steam, Origin, etc. will let you specify where the games are installed. Steam is better about this as you can create a library on any drive and as long as a game is in the library, it'll show up. Or at least, it won't download it from the internet when it finds out the game's files are already there. The other storefronts tend to only let you have one library folder. There are ways around that restriction, but it involves the command line.
 

danny009

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Wow, ı wasn't even aware Valve finally updated their Move feature, I was there back when Steam had "defrag game files" button but never paid attention to the Move properly

Thank you both
 

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Wow, ı wasn't even aware Valve finally updated their Move feature, I was there back when Steam had "defrag game files" button but never paid attention to the Move properly

Thank you both
Its been in there for many years.

To move an already installed game
Games library
Right click the game
Properties
Local Files
Move Install Folder
 

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