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Windows 7: Steam Mover Moves Installed Programs to a Different Drive

30 Aug 2010   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Steam Mover Moves Installed Programs to a Different Drive

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Originally SteamMover was developed to help heavy gamers to re-arrange the space on their hard drive. Moving a game from one disk to another, without re-installing it, and risk loosing any saved game data is quite the daunting task. But seeing as moving ANY program from one place to another is just as hard – SteamMover can be used by anyone on any program.

I have tested it with great success on my Windows 7 64bit system. I started out testing it on smaller “not-so-dangerous-if-I-loose it” applications and moved on to bigger ones like Firefox.
How does it work ?

SteamMover use the built-in feature XCopy to move the application from its original place to a location of your choice. From there it creates a shortcut in the original place pointing to the new one.
To move a program

In the SteamMover window, you have to choose your programs folder and the new location folder. The program will then display a list of any programs installed in that folder. All you have to do it to highlight the program to move, and then click on the move button. When it is done working you will see the new site of your program listed in the menu.
To restore a programs location

To undo a move, you simply click the Restore Button and let SteamMover do the rest.



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Things may go wrong, so use it with caution. I haven’t dared try it on my OFFICE installation and any really important program. But for moving those smaller applications that I believe this to be a great solution for anyone with a full C-Drive. The author also takes no responsibility what so ever should anything go wrong.
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31 Aug 2010   #2
mlevy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This is where the option of using the mklink command, though slightly more advanced, won't force any changes to the registry, AT ALL.

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