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If the storage space of your drive is running out, or you just bought a new SSD to improve the game performance, you'll need a way to transfer the games. Unfortunately, like many other platforms, Ubisoft Connect also doesn't provide a dedicated button or feature to support you in transferring games to another location.
To help you move Uplay games to another drive, this article from EaseUS offers you 3 practical methods and detailed tutorials. Keep reading and learn more.
How to Move Uplay Games to Another Drive
Here are 3 different methods for you to refer to move Ubisoft games to another drive. Each is presented with detailed steps, and you can select the most appropriate one according to your own case.
- Way 1. Use EaseUS Todo PCTrans to Transfer Games
- Way 2. Manually Move the Games
- Way 3. Reinstall Ubisoft Connect and Games
The fastest and easiest way to transfer Ubisoft games to another HDD/SSD or a new PC is to use a professional tool like EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional.
Both Ubisoft Connect PC and your Uplay games can be moved to the new drive with the powerful APP Migration feature provided by EaseUS Todo PCTrans. All the related data and user account settings will also be included during the transfer process.
#1 Transfer 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".
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".
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.
#2 Transfer 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.
Step 2. Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer
"New" - Transfer all data from remote old computer to current new computer.
"Old" - Transfer all data from current old device to a new computer.
Step 3. 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.
Step 4. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer
1. You can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.
2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.
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Another way to do this is to move Uplay games to another drive or PC manually. You don't need to download extra software, but the process is a little bit complex and time-consuming. We will show you how to do it as detailed as possible here.
Now follow the steps here to start:
Step 1. Launch Ubisoft Connect.
Step 2. Click on your game under the Games section.
Step 3. Select "Properties". Then, choose "Open folder."
(The default location of Uplay games: C:/Program Files (x86)/Ubisoft/Ubisoft Game Launcher/games/)
Step 2. Copy the entire game folder to the target location.
Step 3. Right-click on the Ubisoft Connect icon in the bottom right and select "Quit."
Step 4. Delete the original game folder. Then, launch Ubisoft Connect again.
Step 5. Find the game under the Games section, and you will see the "Play" button is now shown as "Download."
Step 6. Click on "Locate installed game" and select the new game folder. Then, click "OK" to verify the game files. (The time required for this process depends on the game file size.)
Step 7. Once the process is done, you will see the "Play" button is back. Now, you can enjoy your games from another drive.
You can also copy the game folder to an external drive and connect the drive to your new PC. Then, install Ubisoft Connect on your new PC and perform "Locate installed game" to activate your games in Uplay.
If you want to move the Ubisoft Connect and all the games to another drive on your new computer, you may have to reinstall them to ensure they can work fine. Here are the steps for you to reinstall the platform and games without losing local save files:
Step 1. Back up the Ubisoft game save folder on your old PC by navigating to the root directory of Uplay in File Explorer and then copying the savegames folder to a USB drive.
(Default location: C:/Program Files (x86)/Ubisoft/Ubisoft Game Launcher/games/)
Step 2. Download the latest Ubisoft Connect. Then, run it as an administrator to install it on your new PC.
Step 3. Connect the USB flash drive to your new computer and move the savegames folder to the Ubisoft Game Launcher folder.
Step 4. Then, you can install the games and play with previous local save files.
If you want to transfer Ubisoft Connect and all the games from PC to PC in an easier way, you can refer to this article.
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How to move Uplay games, especially games like Rainbow Six Siege or Ghost Recon Breakpoint, to another drive is always a popular topic discussed among gamers. Moving your games from an HDD to an SSD can decrease the loading time and enhance the performance. Fortunately, this comprehensive article presents 3 available ways to guide you. Among these methods, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is the easiest and most effective tool to move games to another drive or PC. With a clear interface and powerful functions, it will save you a great deal of time and energy.
FAQs on Move Uplay Games to Another Drive
Here are some other related questions you can refer to if you have more doubts.
1. How do I change my download location on Uplay?
You can change the download preferences in Ubisoft Connect PC in Settings.
- Open Ubisoft Connect.
- Click on the three-line icon in the Ubisoft Connect window.
- Select "Settings" > "Downloads."
- Select "Change" to adjust your default game installation location.
2. Where are Ubisoft game files stored?
The game files of Ubisoft are stored here by default: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games
If you want to know the location of one game, follow the steps here:
- Open Ubisoft Connect.
- Navigate to the Games section.
- Choose your game and select properties in the side menu.
- The location path of the game will be shown in the Local Files section.
3. Can you transfer games on Ubisoft?
Your Ubisoft games and in-game content are all linked to the platform where you activated them. You can transfer the ownership between different Ubisoft accounts in some cases. Additionally, you can only transfer PC games that have been purchased on your physical discs or Steam, Ubisoft Connect PC, and Epic. However, you can't transfer the in-game content like progress, achievements, rewards, and challenges.
About the Author
Updated by Oliver
Oliver is an EaseUS professional writer who dares explore new areas. With a passion for solving tech issues with straightforward guides for common users, Oliver keeps honing his writing craft by developing in-depth solutions for disk and partition management, computer boot-up issues, file transfer, etc.
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