Steam Not Showing up in Programs

ComputerNoob69

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Hello, I just bought a new drive and I want to move all my programs to it but keep windows on the old one. I went to uninstall Steam but it does not show up as a program. It is located in the programs (x86) folder. How do I uninstall it? Help, pls.
 

Colif

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Better idea is to leave client on C drive and just move the default library location for all the games to another drive. Client uses very little space, games library is another matter.

See option 2 here: https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/07/how-to-move-a-pc-game-to-another-hard-drive-without-re-downloading-it/

Otherwise, the steam app should show in Settings/Apps'/Apps & Features. Is it not in the list?
 

ComputerNoob69

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I just put the games under that drive but steam does not show up on the list
 

USAFRet

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You can't move "programs" like that.
 

USAFRet

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arrggg...that is ancient outdated info for Steam.
No symlink foolishness needed.

To manage Steam games location (not the client), here:

Steam games location
In the steam client:
Steam
Settings
Downloads
Steam Library Folders
Add library folder


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

USAFRet

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Please describe exactly what you're doing.
You have a new drive?
Where is the OS? Did you install an OS on this new drive?
 

ComputerNoob69

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OS is on old drive. I moved my games to the new drive. Im not going to install OS to the new drive for now. I just want to move steam to the new drive but Steam is not listed as an installed program, therefore, I cannot install it on the new drive like I would like to.

 

USAFRet

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You don't need to move the Steam client.
You can move just the games, if desired.

Steam games location
In the steam client:
Steam
Settings
Downloads
Steam Library Folders
Add library folder


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

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