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Old April 21, 2016, 08:34 AM
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Been running into a few issues lately where steam won't update a game due to insufficient disk space on my ssd. I know I need a bigger ssd (current one only 50 gb) but that's not an option for me right now.

I only have the one game on it (40gb worth) but can't even apply a 300 mb patch with the remaining 10gb space due to the way steam downloads patches.

Is there any way I can force steam to use the HDD for the cache/temp downloading files but leave the game on the ssd?

I'ev had to resort to deleting then redownloading the entire game, but there have been 3 patches in the last week and I'm getting a little tired of doing that each time (not to mention the bandwidth usage)

Thanks in advance for any hints.
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Old April 21, 2016, 04:00 PM
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Use Steam Mover to transfer the entire game to your HDD, patch it and then move it back to the SSD, perhaps?
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Old April 22, 2016, 09:42 PM
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No idea if it will work, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK:

Find where steam stores temporary downloads (or patches) and redirect that folder to the drive with space.

eg.

C:\Games\Steam\package -> D:\Games\Steam\package
C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\downloading D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\downloading

Create the destination folders then run in an admin command prompt for each folder you need to redirect:
mklink /D C:\<Source> D:\<Destination>
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Old April 23, 2016, 10:04 AM
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You could do the same as above but with Steam Mover. It just creates hard links so steam itself just thinks it is still using the original location when in actual fact it is using the other location.

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Old April 23, 2016, 02:53 PM
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Steam Cleaner might also help... a little, description.
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Old April 25, 2016, 06:49 AM
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Thanks all. Ended up using steam mover and it worked fine.
Just had to delete everything on the ssd first as it ran out of space (at least, I assume that's what the error was as it didn't specify)
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