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

Cedric Grantham updated on Dec 11, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

"My system disk is not large. If Fortnite 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. 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?"

Game enthusiasts seem interested in how to move Fortnite to another drive or PC because of the three reasons below. If you have the same needs as that, fortunately, the simplest fix is waiting for you!

  • The low speed of the system drive/C drive is running out of space.
  • Plan to move Fortnite or other epic games to an SSD to play the game in better performance.
  • Get a new computer and need to move epic games to another pc.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Easiest: Move Fortnite to Another Drive Or PC without Re-downloading  Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans > Choose "App Migration" to move epic games (Fortnite)...Full steps
Complex:  How to Move Epic Games to Another Drive or PC Manually Backup the Fortnite folder on the default location > Uninstall Fortnite...Full steps

Move Fortnite to Another Drive or PC Without Re-Downloading

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. The Epic launcher only gives two options to either uninstall or verify the game files.

No re-download and reinstall process, No time-wasting, EaseUS Todo PCTrans helps you move installed games like Fortnite, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Overwatch, Minecraft from one drive/PC to another in one click. 

It is an easy PC transfer tool that helps you transfer your data, applications, and account settings from one PC to another. 

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View a quick video tutorial on how to move Fortnite to another drive. For the detailed steps, check how to move Fortnite to another drive with an app migration tool on the next part.

How to Move Epic Games to Another Drive

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 the triangle icon 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

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

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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If your internet is slow, re-downloading the game mentioned manually will cost you a lot of time. But with fast software, you don't have to wait. If you don't mind, the manual way to move epic games to another drive is also provided in the second part.

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 two manual methods also can be used to copy Fortnite to another place. However, the first one may fail by error, and the second one only suits to move Epic games to another drive.

#1. Uninstall and Reinstall with Epic Game Launcher (Between PC/Drive)

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 to 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, please 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 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

#2. Epic Games Move Install Location (Between Drive)

Step 1. Exit the Epic Games Launcher.

Step 2. Open File Explorer.

Find all .item files (C:\ProgramData\Epic\EpicGameslauncher\Data\Manifests) > Open all .item files with Notepad > See what you want to move

Step 3. Move the files to another drive. Modify the ManifestLocation, InstallLocation, and StagingLocation values in the manifest to point to the new install directory.

Step 4. Save the manifest.

Open C:\ProgramData\Epic\UnrealEngineLauncher\LauncherInstalled.dat in Notepad and change the InstallLocation value for your game to point to the new install directory.

Step 5. Save LauncherInstalled.dat. And open the Epic Games Launcher again.

Bonus Tips: "Fortnite directory must be empty" Error and How to Fix it

"Fortnite directory must be empty" means you have installed Fortnite before. There is something left in the directory. 

How to fix Directory must be empty

  • uninstall Fortnite.
  • Move to C:\Program Files\Epic Games.
  • delete folder Fortnite and empty trash.
  • reinstall Fortnite.

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.

Backup & Restore: 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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