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How to Move Steam Games to SSD with Steam Game Mover

Updated on Dec 18, 2018 by Abby Haines to PC Transfer

Are you trying to move your Steam games to an SSD but finding no way? This page shows you how to move Steam games to from an HDD to SSD by copying Steam games folder or using reliable Steam game mover tool step by step.

Is it possible to move certain Steam games to an SSD

"I am running Windows 10 from a 1 TB Western Digital disk and have Steam installed on this HDD. Recently, I ran out of its space and bought a 128G Samsung 830 SSD. Now I'm thinking about adding the SSD to my PC and moving Steam games to SSD to get some improvement of the performance. For space limitation, I'd like to move a frequently played game, L4D2, the SSD, while keeping other games that are played less often on the HDD. However, I don't know how to move that single game to the SDD while keeping the rest on my old HDD. Is there any Steam game mover tool that can help to transfer Steam games without re-downloading?"

Like the case mentioned above, sometimes you may need to move Steam games to an SSD for certain reasons but have no idea about how to do it. When you are facing such a situation, don't worry! In this page, we would like to introduce you two ways to move Steam games to the SSD. Carry out the one best suited to your needs.

Move Steam games to the SSD by copying Steam games folder

Step 1: Go to "Steam" > "Settings" > "Downloads" and click on "Steam Library Folders" at the top and add the new location where you'd like to install the Steam games.

Step 2: Copy game folder to your steam games folder on the SSD.

Step 3: In Steam, go to the game you just moved and right-click it and then delete local content.

Step 4: Go to that game again and install it, and when you're prompted to choose the install directory, select the SSD where you had copied the game to.

Step 5: At this point, Steam will just do a check and verify the files are there and won't download anything.

Move Steam games to SSD with Steam game mover tool

If you feel the first way is too complex, you can try the second solution - move Steam games from HDD to SSD with third-party Steam game mover tool. Here you can try EaseUS PC transfer software, a professional and user-friendly utility that can assist you to transfer Steam games to your SSD without reinstalling in a safe and easy way. 


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP


Step 1: Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans and choose "App Migration".

select app migration

Step 2: Choose the games you want to move.

All movable applications will be listed and be marked as "Yes".

select the team or origin games

Step 3: Select the SSD as your destination.

select the steam or origin games

Step 4: Transfer the games to SSD by clicking "Transfer".

select the team or origin games

Step 5: Wait for the process to complete.

wait for the process to finish

Step 6: Click "OK" when the process finishes.

click ok

For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP