How to Transfer Epic Games Titles to a Different Computer Location

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Consider the following scenario: you’ve just completed downloading a 100GB game from the Epic Games Store, but it’s been saved to the wrong location on your PC. You don’t want to go through the agony of waiting for several hours only to have to download the same files all over again. What a wonderful thing it would be if you could just move the files to the correct location and the game would operate perfectly.

It turns out that you can. You may transfer your game files to another location with Epic Games Launcher without wasting your internet connection or, more significantly, your time. This is how you do it.

What’s the Point of Moving Installed Games to a Different Drive?

There are a variety of reasons why you might want to relocate Epic Games games to a different folder on your computer. Perhaps you’re upgrading your storage disk and want to transfer all of your data first. Alternatively, you may simply wish to transfer game files from your hard drive to an SSD to improve loading times and performance.

Even if you download a game to the wrong folder by accident, you may quickly correct your error by moving it to the correct place. It’s a lot simpler than it appears.

Titles from Epic Games are being relocated to a new location.

Although Epic Games Launcher does not have an official option to move game files between drives, a workaround can be used to obtain comparable results. To get started, follow the instructions below.

To begin, navigate to the installed game’s folder, which is often C:\Program Files\Epic Games.  Then, on your computer, move the game folder to a different location.

The game will be automatically removed from your list of downloaded games by Epic Games. To see all of the titles available, open Epic Games Launcher and go to the Library tab. To download the game, go to the library and click on the game card.

The Epic Games Launcher will then ask you for the installation location; choose the folder where you want the game files to be saved.

Stop the download when the progress meter reaches three to four percent. When it prompts you to cancel your active downloads, quit the launcher (from the taskbar) and pick Exit.

Copy the game files from the backup location to the new installation location. Restart the Epic Games Launcher and the download will continue. The launcher will now begin checking the game files you just copied, as well as downloading any missing files.

Epic Games Launcher will add the game to the list of installed games on your PC after the file verification is complete.

Using Epic Games Launcher to Manage Games

The default download locations can be disappointing for gamers who like to keep their computers organized. Even if your files are saved in the wrong area, Epic Games Launcher will keep you safe.

Epic Games is your friend if you don’t like spending money on video games. Every week, the Epic Games Store offers away free games to everyone with an Epic Games account.

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