Solved Moving individual folders from C:/Program Files(x86) to another drive


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I would like to move a whole bunch of small game folders from the C:/Program Files(x86) to another drive. I checked out the 'location' tutorial but 'location' only appears, I think, in folders like Documents, etc. If I check properties on any of the folders I would like to move, 'location' isn't available. Is there some kind of software available or Windows utility that would allow me to select all the individual folders and move them en-mass? Steam Mover moves only individual folders and their contents and would take considerable time in moving all the folders I would like. Reason I'm doing this is C: is getting cluttered and full and I'd like to free up as much space as I can.
 
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why not convert it into a zip file and then move and extract? what's location tutorial btw?
 

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The problem with moving installed Windows-based programs is that when first installed the routine creates the folder for the program's files, creates icons to run them and creates Registry entries so Windows knows about them and how to run them along with putting support files in Windows itself. It can be done but when trying to run one of the moved programs there usually is an error or a dozen about not being able to find a file.
 

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The secret to moving folders, is to install them where you want them to begin with.
As @Berton has mentioned, moving folders after the fact... usually causes problems.

It may tale some time, but uninstalling the programs from the Windows drive, and reinstalling them where you want them,
is the better option.
 

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In this video, i will show you how to move installed apps and programs in Windows 10 and 11.

Download Steam Mover: Steam Mover

 

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You don't want to move the Game Install files.
You can move the Saved Games files to another drive, which are usually under your Users \User Name Folder
 

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Got it. Thanks.
 

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