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Old April 3, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Where do Steam Games get installed too? I finally installed my Crucial M4 and I'm planning to install a majority of my programs to the HDD instead of SSD. I currently have Steam Installed to my D:\, and want its games to be there as well.
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Old April 3, 2012, 09:40 PM
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C:\Program Files (X86)\Steam\steamapps\common
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Old April 3, 2012, 09:48 PM
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If your main Steam directory is on the HDD, the games will be too under the \Steam\steamapps\common folder. If it's on the SSD, you can still move the programs to your HDD by using a symbolic link creator or SteamJunction.
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Old April 4, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Old April 4, 2012, 09:12 AM
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You can have your Steam games on the mechanical drive and bring only the one you play most on the SSD using steammover

Steam Mover - traynier.com
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Old April 4, 2012, 09:51 AM
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You can have your Steam games on the mechanical drive and bring only the one you play most on the SSD using steammover

Steam Mover - traynier.com
This is what I used before I bought a bigger SSD. Works well
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Old April 4, 2012, 10:44 AM
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SteamJunction does the same thing, with the added bonus that you can move the source games that don't have their own folder as well. The nice thing is that both programs copy the game folder for you. I've used a standalone symbolic link creator too, but it's a lot more involved.
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Old April 7, 2012, 12:23 AM
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You can have your Steam games on the mechanical drive and bring only the one you play most on the SSD using steammover

Steam Mover - traynier.com
This worked for the most part for me, but I did have an issue with some of the older UT games for whatever reason - had to reinstall.
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Old April 24, 2012, 09:29 AM
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If his SSD is C:, he's said Steam is on D:, it's a done deal. If D: is big enough, go nuts, install all your games, Steam will be fine. Don't bother with any tweak utils.
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Old April 24, 2012, 12:27 PM
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The tweak utils allow you to have your Steam games on multiple drives simultaneously. I usually keep the 3 or 4 I'm currently playing on my SSD for faster load times, and the balance on my storage drive.
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