Question Need help to change game location without uninstall

dinomaster77.jw

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Hi I recently got the Xbox Game Pass, I installed Halo, but later found out it had installed to my SSD and not my hard drive, how do I change the game's location without uninstalling and reinstalling. this was done through the Xbox beta app.
 

lolnole

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You can try using a directory symbolic link to "trick" the app to thinking that the files are still located on the SSD.

  1. Move the game's installation directory to a location on the HDD.
  2. Open a command prompt as Administrator.
  3. Type and enter the following command:
mklink /D "C:\PATH_TO_SSD_GAME" "D:\PATH_TO_HDD_GAME"

In my example (modify it according to your system):

C: refers to the SSD drive
D: refers to the HDD drive
PATH_TO_SSD_GAME refers to the original path to the game's directory
PATH_TO_HDD_GAME refers to the relocated path to the game's directory

You can refer to the following link for more details:

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/
 

EyyMunchian

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If you got it from the Windows Store I would just reinstall. It’s not that big.

If you got it from steam copy the game files over to a new directory on your hard drive.
Should be something like C:/Programs Files (x86) (or regular if it’s 64 bit)/Steam/steamapps/common and copy paste. You will need administrative permission for this action though.
 

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