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How to Move Fortnite to Another Drive/PC Without Re-Downloading

Cedric Grantham updated on Sep 22, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

Quick video tutorial on how to move Fortnite to another drive. For the full guide, check how to move Fortnite to another drive with an app migration tool.

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How to Move Fortnite to Another Drive without Re-downloading
How to Move Epic Games to Another Drive or PC Manually (Complex)

Q: How to move Fortunite to another drive?

"I mistakenly installed Fortnite on my C drive instead of the games partition. My system disk is not large. If this game is running on it, I worry that it will affect the performance of my computer. Now I need to move it to the games partition. The Epic launcher only gives two options to either uninstall or verify the game files. I couldn't find anything in the registry either. Is there any way I could do this? Or do I have to simply uninstall it and download the whole thing more than 30 GB again?"

When do you want to move the Fortnite to another drive or PC?

  • The system drive/C drive is running out of space, which results in slow speed.
  • You are planning to move Fortnite or other epic games to an SSD to play the game in better performance.
  • You've got a new computer and need to move epic games to another pc.

If you are familiar with this Epic Games, you'll know that Epic's launcher only lets you move Fortnite by uninstalling and re-downloading files larger than 30 GB files. If your internet is very fast, re-downloading won't cost you a lot of time. But with slower internet, you have to wait for a long time. This guide shows you the simplest way to move installed programs like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Overwatch, and Fortnite here from one dive/PC to another by using a PC transfer tool – EaseUS Todo PCTrans. Besides, the manual way to move epic games to another drive is also provided in the second part.

Also read: How to move Blizzard games to a different drive

Move Fortnite to Another Drive Without Re-Downloading

If you don't want to re-download and re-install your game, to move Fortnite to another drive or PC, 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. Its APP Migration feature enables you to move installed programs from one drive to another, such as from C drive to D drive quickly without re-downloading and any startup problem.

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To solve the issue about how to move epic games to another drive, do as following:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans, choose "App Migration", and click "Start" on the main screen.

select app migration

Step 2. EaseUS Todo PCTrans will automatically scan and display all the supported programs. 

  • Find the programs you want to change the location and select them.
  • Also, click "Browse" to select the destination to migrate the programs to.
select the program and destination

Step 3. Click "Transfer" to start changing the program installation location.

click transfer to start changing program location

How to Transfer Fortnite to Another PC

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

On the source PC, select "PC to PC" on the main screen of EaseUS Todo PCTrans and move on.

select pc to pc transfer mode

Step 2. Connect two computers

1. Select your target PC to connect via its IP address or device name and click "Connect".

2. Enter the login password of your target PC and click "OK" to confirm.

If you didn't see the target PC in the listed devices, you can also click "Add PC" to manually connect the target PC by inputting its IP address or device name.

connect two PCs

3. Set the transfer direction - "Transfer from this PC to other PC" and click "OK" to continue.

Step 3. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

1. Click "Edit" on the application section, then you can open up the application list.

Then you can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.

select apps to transfer from PC to PC

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Finish" to confirm.

At last, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process. 

transfer apps to computer
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How to Move Epic Games to Another Drive or PC Manually

EaseUS PC data transfer program can help you move Fortnite to another drive with a few clicks automatically. If you don't want to use a third-party tool to change Fortnite install location, the following manual method also can be used to copy Fortnite to another place without re-downloading. However, there are many steps in this solution. Be patient and take the steps carefully.

1. Back up the Fortnite folder to another location

First, you'll need to create a backup copy of your Fortnite folder in C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite by default. Copy and paste a copy of the Fortnite folder into another location. If you plan on moving Fortnite from one PC to another, you can copy the Fortnite folder into an external USB drive.

2. Uninstall Fortnite

Notice:
This step 2 only design for move epic games to another drive. If you try to migrate fortnite to another pc, you can skip it.
  • Open the Epic Games Launcher application.
  • Go to "Library", click the settings gear on the Fortnite thumbnail, and select "Uninstall" and confirm.
  • Wait for the process to finish.

move Fortnite – uninstall

3. Start and cancel the Fortnite installation

  • Go to the computer where you will copy Fortnite.
  • Open Epic Games Launcher application; install Fortnite from Store or Library.
  • Then, choose the location and install it.

epic game installation

  • Cancel the installation after beginning, and close the launcher.

move Fortnite to another drive – cancel installation

4. Resume Fortnite installation

  • Go to the new download location you've set, and paste the Fortnite backup folder. (If the system prompts you for a file with the same name, please click "Replace the files in the destination".)
  • Next, open the Epic Games Launcher, go to Library, and resume the Fortnite's installation process.

move Fortnite to another drive – resume installation

5. Verify Fortnite content

The Epic Games Launcher will scan the Fortnite directory, and find you already have the files, and skip downloading them. Then, Epic Games Launcher will verify the content of Fortnite and check out whether there are corrupted files or not.  

If any problems are found, you need to re-download the game. If there are no problems after verifying, you can now play Fortnite.

move Fortnite to another drive – verify installation

Conclusion

As you can see from the above content, compared to the manual way, EaseUS Todo PCTrans allows you to move Fortnite to another drive or PC with very simple steps. Apart from app migration, this PC data transfer software also supports all the files and user account copying in two transfer approaches:

PC to PC: Connect two Windows laptops/PCs by the network, and move your files, apps & accounts off the old PC to a new one via a network connection.

Image Transfer: Transfer files from PC to PC without network. Make images of files, folders, or software on the previous computer, and transfer to the next one. It also works as a backup.

If you have a question about how to move your games to another drive or transfer data between two computers, you can contact our support team for solutions.

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