How do I move my games from one hard drive to another.

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How do I move my games from one hard drive to another.

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I've upgraded my hard drive and would like to know how to move installed programs from the old one to the new one.

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For move your games from EA Desktop :

1. Close EA Desktop
2. Kill task EA Background Service in Task Manager
3. Move your game folder, for example : from C:\Program Files\EA Games\ to D:\Program Files\EA Games

4. Open regedit and change directory for your games
Here : Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA Games\

And Here : Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\EA Games\

5. Launch EA Desktop

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Re: How do I move my games from one hard drive to another.

@Gwydderig  Create a folder on the new hard drive where you'd like your games to be.  Open your Origin game library, right-click on a game tile, select Move Game, and choose the folder you created.  This has to be done manually with each game.

 

You can also change the default install location in Origin: under Application Settings, click the Installs & Saves header, and choose the new folder.

 

As far as I know, this function doesn't yet exist in the EA Desktop App, but Origin should see any games installed through the App and be able to move them too.

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I don't work for EA. I'm just trying to help fellow players with their games.
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Re: How do I move my games from one hard drive to another.

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For move your games from EA Desktop :

1. Close EA Desktop
2. Kill task EA Background Service in Task Manager
3. Move your game folder, for example : from C:\Program Files\EA Games\ to D:\Program Files\EA Games

4. Open regedit and change directory for your games
Here : Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA Games\

And Here : Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\EA Games\

5. Launch EA Desktop

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@Loopingeuh Worked for me, thank you so much.
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@Loopingeuh  LEGEND

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@Loopingeuh The Windows Registry is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural...

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@Loopingeuh Thank you sir!
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@Loopingeuh Works like a charm. Many thanks
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@Loopingeuh Works great but sometimes "EA Games" isn't the right path in the registry.

For Example "Titanfall" can be found in the "Respawn"-folder. 

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What do I change in the Directory??

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