How to Move Games from HDD to SSD Without Reinstalling

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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. 

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  • Transfer to a new PC: Steam, Origin, LOL, Blizzard.
  • Transfer to a new drive: DIABLO, WORLD OF WARCRAFT,
    OVERWATCH, HEARTHSTONE, HEROES OF THE STORM, etc.
  • 3 steps to migrate games apps to a new pc or a new drive.

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How to Move Games from HDD to SSD with a Free 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 Free 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.

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To copy installed games, you can use its App Migration feature, which allows you to:

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".

choose app migration to transfer games to ssd

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".

choose SSD as the destination drive to save games

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.

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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.

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Step 1. Connect your external hard drive to your computer. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans and select "App Migration > Start".

select app migration

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. 

transfer app yo external hard drive

Step 3. Then, click "Transfer" to move your programs to an external hard drive.

transfer app to 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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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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How to Move Games from HDD to SSD Without Reinstalling

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

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