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Kai Proton



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8th January, 2011 at 10:37:41 -

Ive got a 500gig drive, that I want to clone to my NEW 1TB, Both Sata, and it not my OS disk,

Ive never CLoned a disk before, I assume I can just put the drive in and copy over the contents, but it is a drive with my steam games installed on it, so after the copy and change of drive letter would it work as if nothing happened ?

or do I need to source a cloning tool or something

 
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8th January, 2011 at 14:17:18 -

Well, it's likely that that would work. I believe when I tried to move Steam to an external hard drive without taking the proper steps, I had some issues. But that was a different situation.

Unless you have some super advanced software that checks the serial number of your hard drive or checks for file fragmentation or something (), or you have system files registered as being on the drive or a boot record, it should work.

The simple solution is to just use a cloning tool to be sure. Macrium Reflect is a nice free one, but there are plenty of others.

 

  		
  		

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8th January, 2011 at 14:59:43 -

I moved my steam folder from C to D with no problems - it was slowly eneveloping my small (originally planned to be windows/core stuff) C partition.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129

Do so at your own risk though . Plus you are likely to break all the other software installations, so a cloning program maybe better.

 
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Kai Proton



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8th January, 2011 at 15:29:02 -

Thanks for the Advise Guys,

I once moved my Steam Folder, but the only way I could figure it out was uninstalling, and reinst. in the new location,

All that d/loading of L4d1,2 Gta4 n other, Hopfully I can give it a miss.

 
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