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

by Gwydderig
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I do this exactly, and the files get verified but then it starts downloading the game again and takes up space

 

Edit: it takes up space whilst its "downloading" but when its done the space it takes is gone.

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@Sojourner2183 I love u
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If anyone is still having this issue and is going the Regedit route:

 

  1. Search for C:\Program Files\EA Games\*GAME FOLDER* in your registry. (This is the default location, but your game install location may differ)
  2. Replace each match found with your new game folder, ex: H:\EA Games\*GAME FOLDER*

The location of the needed registry edits has changed after this post was initially solved. This was my solution to the problem as I couldn't get EA Desktop to recognize that my game existed at the new location when attempting to re-download the game.

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Thanks @Loopingeuh! Can confirm that its mid-2023 and this works. How on earth EA App doesn't have a MOVE GAME option? Its beyond idiotic tbh...
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@X_Panni_X Excellent, thanks
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@Loopingeuh Thank you very much. i love this solution because it required no re-verification .
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@Loopingeuh Thank you, you are the best!

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Thank you for this! It worked perfectly! I didn't move the folder where my saves are, but I moved everything else from one drive to another and didn't have to touch the registry.
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