Steam: Install a single game on a different hard drive

I have a small ssd (c:) so I installed my Steam client on my hdd (d:). But there is a game I wanted to be on my ssd (c:), here are the steps to do it:

  1. Close Steam
  2. Move the game to the new location
    e.g.: from “d:Steamsteamappscommonfallout new vegas” to “c:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommonfallout new vegas”
  3. Open a command prompt
    go in –> “Start Menu” –> “Run..” –> type “cmd”
  4. Create a Windows symlink
    type: mklink /J “d:Steamsteamappscommonfallout new vegas” “c:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommonfallout new vegas”
    output: Junction created for d:Steamsteamappscommonfallout new vegas <==> c:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommonfallout new vegas

Now start your Steam client and the game will run from its new location.

NOTE: Dead Money DLC didn’t install while using a symlink, I had to move the game back in its original location to download and install the DLC.

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