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#420 04/30/2021 9:03 AM
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How to Manually Back Up Steam Games

Steam has a built-in system for making a backup of its game files, so you don’t have to re-download a full game every time you uninstall it and want to play again later. But like a lot of Steam’s features, it hasn’t been updated in quite a while, and frankly it often manages to break the game restoration process anyway. On top of that, it’s slow, it’s clunky, and you can do better on your own.

Manually copying the files out of Steam’s game folder, then copying them back when you’re ready to play again, is much faster and more reliable. Steam’s caching system means that doing it yourself has no disadvantage versus the program’s integrated tool. If you’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, here’s how to do it the easy way.

Manually Backing Up Games

[*]Step 1. Copy and paste the original game folder to another drive, and run the 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.

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By transferring installed programs to SSD you enjoy faster speed and better performance. SSD can reduce the load times because the data transfer speed of SSD is faster than that of an HDD.

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