How to Manually Back Up Steam Games
Steam has a built-in system for making a backup of its game files, so you donâ€™t have to re-download a full game every time you uninstall it and want to play again later. But like a lot of Steamâ€™s features, it hasnâ€™t been updated in quite a while, and frankly it often manages to break the game restoration process anyway. On top of that, itâ€™s slow, itâ€™s clunky, and you can do better on your own.
Manually copying the files out of Steamâ€™s game folder, then copying them back when youâ€™re ready to play again, is much faster and more reliable. Steamâ€™s caching system means that doing it yourself has no disadvantage versus the programâ€™s integrated tool. If youâ€™d like to back up your game files separately, especially to an external drive for archiving a large, 100GB+ collection or saving space on your primary system backup, hereâ€™s how to do it the easy way.Manually Backing Up Battle.net Games
[*]Step 1. Copy and paste the original game folder to another drive, and run the Battle.net client.
[*]Step 2. Click Locate the game
on the bottom of the interface. Choose the new folder.
[*]Step 3. Head to interface again. The Install
button will change as the Update
button. Click it to finish the folder location changing.