Nowadays, SSDs are gaining popularity and are increasing in popularity. SSDs are known for their impressive speed, and in this guide, we will explore how you can move your Steam games to SSD to increase performance.
- Plenty of users are unhappy with Steam’s caching policies, and want to move their Steam games to a different drive.
- Using a dedicated tool is the quickest way of moving your games to a new drive.
- To move your Steam games to an SSD, you must create a Steam library folder on the new drive.
Scan for malware
- Malware is often the cause behind this error. So, scan your computer for any malware that might have entered your system. To scan your computer for malware, open Windows Defender and select the Virus & threat protection option.
- Click on Scan options.
- Select Full scan and click on Scan now.
Run Disk Cleanup
- Click Start and select the Search tab.
- Enter disk cleanup in the Search box, and click on Disk Cleanup.
- Select the System Files option, and click on the OK button.
Create a new user
- Log on to Windows with an administrative account.
- From the Windows Search bar, type â€ ̃user’, and hit Enter.
- Click Add to create a new user.
- Fill the user’s details.
- Name the user, set a password, and then click Next.
- The Microsoft Account page appears. Click I’m not a robot.
- Click Next.
- Set a PIN.
Install Steam on your PC again
- If Steam is already installed, delete it from your PC â€“ use CCleaner to remove all traces.
- Install Steam again â€“ once you’re done, head to the library.
- Select the games you want to move
- Right-click the game and select Properties
- In Properties go to Local Files
- Click the Browse Local Files button
- Locate the folders with the game data
- Select the folder, then click the Move button
- Locate the Steam folder â€“ right click it and choose Properties
- In Properties, go to the Local Files tab
- Select the Steam folder then select the Browse Local Files button
- Find the folder with the game data, press Enter, and select Steam/SteamApps
- Right-click the folder and choose Rename
- Rename the folder to something else, like Steam_OLD
- Move the game folder to the SSD
- Now, move Steam folder to the SSD as well
- Rename Steam folder back to Steam
Disconnect external drives
- Disconnect all external drives from your computer, including external drives connected to USB ports, external drives connected to network, and any external hard drives.
- If you’re using an external drive, remove it and connect it to a different computer.
- If you’re using USB, make sure to disconnect the USB cable as well.
- Disconnect all hard drives
Disconnect all your hard drives from your computer.
- If you’re using a laptop, make sure to disconnect the hard drive completely from your computer.
- If you’re using an external drive, disconnect it and connect it to a different computer.
- Disconnect any games
Disconnect all games from your computer.
- If you’re running any games, make sure to close all games.
Connect your SSD as your primary drive
- Connect your SSD as your primary drive.
- If your computer supports hot-swapping of drives, first remove the SSD and connect your old hard drive.
- Insert your SSD as your primary drive, press the power button, and boot your computer.