How to make Steam detect games in another HDD?


  • QA Engineer

    I got an SSD and I'm running Windows from it and when I go to Steam's library manager and try to add my old HD's steam folder, it says "folder already has game library installed", which is annoying because that's exactly what I'm trying to get Steam to realize. I want to avoid moving my games if possible because I'm afraid moving files may cause save data or update data corruption.



  • I know you're aware that Steam has library manager, but for the first step, open settings of Steam by clicking top left corner's "Steam" dropdown menu, and then hit Settings. After that, you should see Setting's window got opened, then click "Downloads" located at left menu.
    You should see "STEAM LIBRARY FOLDERS" button, click that to open "Storage Manager".
    Once Storage Manager's opened, click the "+" button. After that, Steam will open an window, right there you can add your Steam Library Folder. Steam should automatically detect your library, but if it didn't, you can also select library's location by yourself by clicking drop down menu, and select "Let me choose another location".

    Once you've added your game library, Steam will automatically detect any games installed in that library.

    Sorry for bad image quality (I'm not a good editor, lol)

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