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How to Move Blizzard Games to a Different Drive

Brithny updated on Sep 14, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Solution 1. Move Blizzard Games to Another Drive Without Re-installation (Handy Software) Connect the drive to your PC > Choose Games you want to...Full steps
Solution 2. Install Blizzard Games on a Different Drive (Manual Way) In the Blizzard Battle.net app, choose Uninstall Games > Open the Blizzard...Full steps
Solution 3. Changing Installation Setting/Game Folder Location (Manual Way) Copy and paste games folder to another drive > Re-start Battle...Full steps

Why Do You Want to Transfer Blizzard Games to a Different Drive

A real case from Blizzard's official website - "I am out of space on my C: drive, how do I move my Blizzard games to a new hard drive so I have enough room for them?"

transfer Blizzard games to a different drive

Two Reasons for Moving Blizzard Games to Another Drive:

Reason 1: the drive that has Blizzard games installed is running out of free space. 

By default, Blizzard will drop the game files to your C drive. So C drive is easy to run out of space due to various installation files and desktop files.

Reason 2: you want to move the games to SSD to enjoy faster speed and better performance.

SSD can reduce the load times because the data transfer speed of SSD is faster than that of an HDD.

How to move your games to another drive? If you are looking for solutions to move Blizzard games to another drive, you can follow the steps below to start moving your games like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.

Solution 1: Move Blizzard Games to Another Drive Without Re-installation

If you don’t want to re-install your games, the first solution is suitable for you. To migrate Blizzard games to a different drive, you can use EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It is an easy PC transfer tool that helps you transfer your data, applications, and account settings from one PC to another in one click. The APP Migration feature of this software allows you to change the game installation location and transfer installed programs to SSD easily. Download this application migration program and migrate Blizzard games to another HDD or SSD.

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Step 1. Connect the destination drive to your computer

Where do you want to place the games from their original location? Use the correct way to connect the drive to your computer, where EaseUS Todo PCTrans is installed. Run the games transfer software, choose "App Migration" and then click "Start".

choose app migration to change the game location

Step 2. Choose the games you want to change the location

On the left bar, choose the original drive where your game programs are installed, locate the games and tick the checkboxes. Click "Browse" to choose the target drive as the file path. After all the selection, click "Transfer".

choose the destination location

Step 3. Transfer the games to the destination drive

The software will work on moving the selected games from the original location to your customized location. Wait for the process to finish.

click transfer to change the game location
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Solution 2: Install Blizzard Games on a Different Drive  

If you don't mind re-installing, then this method is right for you. It is recommended to install Blizzard games to a drive with enough space for the very first time. If you have to move them, follow the details below:

Step 1. Uninstall Games with the Blizzard Battle.net Desktop App.

Open the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app, select the icon for the game you want to uninstall, select "options", then select "Uninstall Game".

uninstall blizzard games

Step 2. Open the Blizzard Battle.net Desktop Application and go to the correct tab for the game you'd like to install. Hit the “Install” button.

install the blizzard games

Step 3. Under "Install Location," browse to the correct drive and folder you'd like to use for the installation. Click "Start Install". Then, repeat the steps for each game.

change the blizzard installation location

This method only changes the location of the game, not the Blizzard Battle.net Desktop App. Moving the Blizzard Battle.net Desktop Application to a different drive from your Operating System files can cause problems with your games. 

Solution 3: Move Battle.net Games to Another Drive via Changing Installation Setting/Game Folder Location

Besides the two methods of moving blizzard games to SSD, there is another way to help you move Call of Duty (include Warzone or Modern Warfare) to another drive. You can change the installation game folder.

How to Move Call of Duty to Another Drive

Step 1. Copy and paste the original game folder to another drive, and run the Battle.net client. 

Step 2. Click Locate the game on the bottom of the interface. Choose the new folder.

change blizzard folder 1

Step 3. Head to interface again. The Install button will change as the Update button. Click it to finish the folder location changing.

change blizzard folder 2

Conclusion

With very simple steps, you can move Blizzard games to another drive easily. If you want to move Blizzard games to SSD or HDD without re-installation, solution 1 is suitable for you. If it doesn’t matter installing the games again, solution 2 can satisfy your needs. If you have a question about how to move your games to another drive or if you have a better solution, you can leave a message. We will reply as soon as possible.

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