Question I am pretty confused by my SSD and storage problems

Jul 18, 2021
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I had attempted to insert an SSD Nvme card into my pc but in the end I couldn't get it to work. My HDD at the end was even acting strange and not detecting my ethernet cable. I put my build into a new case for the first time since I build the pc in 2015. My build is
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)
SSD: Crucial MX100 128GB
HDD: WD Green 2TB (2012)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
MBD: Asus Z97-A
I plan to change the HDD to a samsung 870 QVO sata 3 ssd 2tb and make that my new boot drive by cloning my old HDD using macrium reflect. Since I moved my parts to a new case though my HDD has been able to connect to the internet but for some strange reason my old SSD, the Crucial mx100 was no longer being detected as a drive. I went to my disk management and created a new volume on it and assigned it to D: since it was unallocated. Obviously this meant I lost the data but it was all game installations so no real loss. I went to redownload those games onto my drive again and I see that there is a E: drive available with no space. This is the old drive letter for my SSD that is now somehow unallocated. I try to create a steam library for my drive that is now D: and I select it to be created in D: and I get an error telling me it could not create a steam library folder. At this point I have very little confidence in how to fix this myself. I want to install steam games onto my D: drive and see where I went wrong so I maybe i won't screw up installing and moving everything over to my new SSD from my HDD tomorrow. Any help would be appreciated. Here is some images if that helps at all,
 
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Ah, I didn't see the others.

I see 2 physical drives.
Disk 0, 2TB, C drive.
Disk 1, 128GB, D drive (SSD?)

Nothing about an E.
The E: I was referring to was in the first screenshot, where it has one of the available destination for an install of the game to be on an E: drive with 0 bytes available. It is only viewable in that specific menu though, i can't find it anywhere else
 

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The E: I was referring to was in the first screenshot, where it has one of the available destination for an install of the game to be on an E: drive with 0 bytes available. It is only viewable in that specific menu though, i can't find it anywhere else
Right.
And there is no "E drive" or partition.

Since this was a clone, I suspect that the install thing still has settings from the previous setup. It still thinks there is an E drive.
There is not.
 
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Right.
And there is no "E drive" or partition.

Since this was a clone, I suspect that the install thing still has settings from the previous setup. It still thinks there is an E drive.
There is not.
Alright, is there an obvious reason to why my E: drive gives me an error when trying to create a steam library folder?
 
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Because there is no E.
Steam seems to think there is, but there is not.

Add Library on the D.

Steam games location
In the steam client:
Steam
Settings
Downloads
Steam Library Folders
Add library folder
Thanks a lot, I got it done. Hopefully I dont <Mod Edit> up installation of my new ssd tomorrow
 

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