How to Move Games from HDD to SSD Without Reinstalling
Scenario: How can I move games from HDD to SSD without reinstalling?
"Hey, guys. I have a new 1TB Samsung Evo SSD for my computer. I plan to move my existing Steam apps olders and assorted games from my WD hard drive to this new SSD. In this way, I can effectively free up some space on the HDD and get a better game experience.
I am wondering if I could directly transfer my games from HDD to SSD so that I don't have to redownload them because I have really slow internet. Any suggestions? Thanks!”
SSDs are becoming more popular because of faster read and write speeds. Users like to install operating systems and programs on an SSD for better performance. In this article, we will focus on how to move games from HDD to SSD without reinstalling by using a PC program transfer tool.
How to Move Games from HDD to SSD with an App Migration Tool
We all know that, if you want to migrate a program from one drive to another, such as move Steam games, Epic games, or Blizzard games, simple copy-and-paste will not work, because you will miss a lot of installation files that the program will not start after transfer.
Then, how to move games to SSD without reinstalling or any startup problem? The simplest way is using a dedicated app migration tool. EaseUS Todo PCTrans is an efficient and user-friendly utility that can assist you in transferring everything from old computer to new computer, including applications, data, user account, and settings.
To copy installed games, you can use its App Migration feature, which allows you to:
- Transfer programs from C drive to D drive to free up the system drive
- Migrate games from HDD to SSD, from SSD to HDD, or from SSD to another SSD
- Move Blizzard games to a different drive
- Move Epic and Origin games to SSD with EaseUS game mover
- Move Steam games from HDD to SSD without reinstalling
Now, free download this PC data transfer software and try the following guide to move games from HDD to SSD. The process is quite easy, and no technical knowledge is required.
Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans to start
Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your Windows 10/8.1/8/7 computer. Navigate to the "App Migration" transfer mode and click "Start".
Step 2. Choose the games you want to transfer
On the left bar, you need to choose the drive where the games are installed. Next, find the games you want to transfer and tick the box. Since you're going to move the selected games to the SSD, click triangle icon to set the SSD as the target location. Finally, click "Transfer".
Step 3. Initiate the transfer process
EaseUS Todo PCTrans will start immediately to migrate the games from one hard drive to the SSD. Wait for the process to complete.
How to Move Games to External Hard Drive in Windows 10
EaseUS Todo PCTrans enables you to move a PC game to another hard drive to clear space or for a better user experience. It also supports transferring games from PC to external hard drive to fulfill certain needs.
Step 1. Connect your external hard drive to your computer. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans and select "App Migration > Start".
Step 2. Find and choose the applications (marked as "Yes") that you want to transfer. You can select multiple apps.
Click the triangle icon and select your external hard drive as the destination to store the apps.
Step 3. Then, click "Transfer" to move your programs to an external hard drive
It's Easy and Quick to Move Games from HDD to SSD
This how-to article shows the effortless way to move games from HDD to SSD with EaseUS PC data transfer software. It can be used to transfer a game to SSD in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, and Windows Server 2003-2019.
In addition to moving games between two local drives, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is also good at transfer files from one PC to another with or without a network. Continue learning:
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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.
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