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Steam Mover Help


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I'll need to re-install Windows as I'm having problems running games like GTA4 and LA Noire so instead of trying to waste days trying to get it to work I think this is the best route.

However, since most of my Steam games are on a second hard drive using the Steam mover application, would I need to download them again from Steam?

After I re-install windows and install Steam Client again, can I just validate files and it will be able to play them from my secondary hard drive?

Also with Origin can I just copy the whole Origin folder to my second HD as BF3 takes up a lot of space.

Chuck Norris

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Delete all of the files and folders except the SteamApps folder and Steam.exe

Launch Steam and log into your account.

Steam will briefly update and then you will be logged into your account. For installed games, verify your game cache files and you will be ready to pla

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