How do you move Epic games to another drive or PC? Follow the three solutions below, you'll get the answers here:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Move Epic Games to Another Drive Using Software Step 1. Connect a new drive to your computer...Full steps
Manually Transfer Epic Games to Another Drive Step 1. Backup your Epic Games Folder...Full steps
Bonus: Transfer Epic Games to Another PC Step 1. Backup your Epic Games Folder...Full steps

Why Need to Move Epic Games to Another Drive or PC

Why do people may want to move their Epic games to another drive or a new PC? It could be defined for the next two reasons:

1. C drive gets full after Windows update and Epic games can't launch properly 

Epic games is not launch properly

Microsoft has embedded numerous new and fresh features into Windows 11 for better productivity and communication. Moverover, Windows 11 has taken the gaming experience to a whole new level with a graphic-rich interface and easy access to over 100 high-quality games. 

If Epic Games isn't properly working on your computer after Windows 11 update, don't worry. Basically, all Epic games and software are stored on C: drive by default. Therefore, if your C drive is full, Epic Games Launcher won't get sufficient space to run, and it can create an error for you.  

So, what to do when the Epic games are not launching properly on your PC due to C drive full? You simply need to move Epic Games to another drive. 

2. You want to transfer Epic Games to another gaming SSD or gaming PC to improving gaming experience

Move Epic games

You see, gamers, as you already know, Epic Games is a leading game developer. In fact, they have produced epic games like Bulletstorm, Fortnite, and War Machine. Epic Games also offers a distribution platform so users can easily download Epic Games products. 

To obtain a smoother gaming experience, fans often prefer to install or move games to a gaming disk like a faster SSD or even a professional gaming PC. 

Wondering how to transfer Epic games to another drive or gaming PC? Well, no worries. Let's check out the efficient ways in detail as shown below. 

How to Move Epic Games to Another Drive Using Free Transfer Software 

Can you effortlessly shift Epic Games from C drive to any other drive like D, E, or F without downloading? Sure!

Premium PC transfer software like EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free can automatically move all your installed programs or games to new locations for free without any effort. 

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EaseUS Todo PCTrans has the App Migration feature to move Epic Games to another drive on your disk in just one click. Without any uninstalling or reinstalling hassle, you can safely move your Epic Games to a drive with adequate free space. 

#1. Move Epic Games Luancher to Another Drive

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 the triangle icon 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

#2. Move Epic Games Folder to Another Drive

To switch the gaming folder to another drive, you'll first need to find the location of the Epic games folder on your PC. Generally, the install location of Epic games is C:\Program Files\Epic Games.

Then, you can specify a new location another drive to store the folder. Then, follow the steps here to switch the gaming folder directory:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your PC. Choose "Large File Cleanup" > Click "Start" button to move on.

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Step 2. Select the disk you want to scan, click "Scan."

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Step 3. When the scan completes, files larger than 20M will be listed. Choose the wanted files and target drive to move. (You can choose the triangle icon to select destination or click "Browse" to pick the wanted place.)

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Step 4. Click "Move" button, then check files on the pop window. Then click "Move" button again.

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So, if you don't have sufficient time or experience to use Windows gadgets, moving software is the best option for you to launch Epic games on your computer. 

Aside moving Epic games, you can aslo apply EaseUS Todo PCTrans to:

Guide to Manually Transfer Epic Games to Another Drive

If you don't want to use third-party software to move Epic Games to another drive, you can take a long, manual route. Manually you can transfer Epic games location by uninstalling and reinstalling the program like this:

Step 1. Backup your Epic Games folder.

Firstly, you need to create a backup of your Epic Games folder. By default, Epic Games is installed to C:\Program Files\Epic Games. 

So, open Epic Games in an Explorer window and right-click on the 'Epic Games' folder. Select 'Copy' to copy the folder. 

Copy and backup Epic game

Now, paste the folder to another location like D: drive. You can also move Epic games to external storage devices to create a backup. 

Save Epic Game folder to another drive

Step 2. Uninstall Epic Games.

  • Once the backup is safely created to another location, you can now uninstall Epic games from their original location. 
  • Go to the Epic Games Launcher app > select the Library > click on the Settings > Uninstall to uninstall Epic Games. 

Step 3. Install Epic Games on the new location.

  • Now, you can install the uninstalled Epic Games on the new drive where you have adequate space.

Uninstall Epic game app from the original location

  • For this, open any Epic Games product site like Unreal Engine or Fortnite and click on the Download. 
  • You have to sign in with your Epic Games account, or you can select the console option.
  • With this, Launcher will automatically download to your desired location. 

Step 4. Replace your backed up file.

If you have backed up and installed Epic Games on the same drive, let's D: drive. Your computer will inform you that the same file already exists there. So, you simply have to click on the 'Replace the files in the destination' option. This will replace incomplete downloaded files with the files from your backup. 

Replace Epic Game folder with the backup

With this step, you can revive all your Epic Games products in the new location. Now, you just have to launch Epic Games Launcher and download all your games to the new location, ready to play. 

Video Tutorial

Here is a video tutorial greated by Dusty Porter and it's clearly stressed on how to move Epic games to another drive by manual ways. If you are interested, follow and learn how.

Creator: Dusty Porter. Source from: YouTube.

Alternative Method 

If you are a pro command line user, you can use Command Prompt to move Epic Games to another drive as: 

  • First, shut down the Epic Games Launcher on your device. 
  • Move the Epic Games folder to another location by Copy and Paste. 
  • Open run command box using Windows + R keys. 
  • Now, type the following command line in the box —
  • mklink /D "#" "*"

Note: # stands for the original location and * for the new location. 

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Epic Games to Another PC

For gaming lovers, nothing can be more great than playing fasinating games on a fast and professional gaming computer. If you have the plan to upgrade your computer, shitting all stored games to a new gaming computer, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is the one that you can trust.

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It simplifies the migration procedure for you and you can directly migrate installed games like Epic games launcher, gaming folder, and even your account settings to the new computer in only a few simple clicks:

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 the triangle icon 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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FAQs about Moving Epic Games to Another Drive

This page mainly answers two questions here for you:

Question 1: Can I move Epic Games launcher to another drive?

Answer: Yes. With proper method, you can efficiently move Epic Games launcher to another drive without reinstalling or re-downloading any games.

Question 2: Can I play Epic Games on different computers?

Answer: Yes. You can move and transfer the Epic Game launcher to a new computer, and then log in with your account. Then, you can play games on the new device. 

If you have other questions, on moving games, you can refer to this full guide for help: How to Move Games to Anohter Drive/PC

Conclusion 

On this page, we showed you how to transfer Epic Games to another drive in automated or manual ways.

  • Using the manual method, you have to move through a criss-cross of numerous steps.
  • In contrast, by using automated PC transfer software, you can can move Epic Games to another drive in one click. 

Free and robust tools like EaseUS Todo PCTrans can easily transfer Epic Games to new locations or even a new PC with some simple clicks, even beginners can do.

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Which way is easier for you? Both methods have pros and cons, think carefully before selecting the best one. Now, the final choice is yours.

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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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