What worked for me, without editing registry entries, were the following easy steps:
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
can you simplify this please im having a hard time understanding this
February - last edited February
@Boopthesnek I can try to simplify things for you. If you don't understand a particular step, just let me know where you're stuck. Please understand however that doing this process incorrectly can break your game install, necessitating a reinstall, and editing or deleting other registry entries can damage other programs or even the integrity of Windows overall. So please be careful.
Next, find the registry entries for the game you've moved. They will likely be here: Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > [WOW6432Node >] EA Games, with some games having entries in both locations. In those cases, you need to change both values.
Click on the game you're moving, double-click the Install Dir, and enter the new full file path for that game. Make sure it has exactly the same format as the existing one. For example, I have Mirror's Edge installed, and the string currently reads:
D:\Program Files D\Origin\Origin Games\Mirrors Edge\
If I wanted Mirror's Edge to now be installed into E:\EA Games, the new file path would look like this:
E:\EA Games\Mirrors Edge\
In addition to Install Dir, some older games may have additional registry keys that include a file path. For any of these that exactly match the old file path, change the values to the new file path. Mirror's Edge has two plus another two that point to what looks like a fake disk installer; a game I installed in the fall has only one. The point is, everything needs to be in the exact format as before except with the new file path you've chosen.
Test the first game you move after completing the process, and if it doesn't work, restore the copy of the registry you made, which is as simple as double-clicking the file you saved to your desktop and allowing it to overwrite the registry. Then try again, or stop and ask for help.
Please keep in mind that your computer's registry changes as programs are installed or removed, so the backup won't be valid for long. So make a new one any time you're about to mess with the registry.
If you're not sure how to complete one of the above steps and want to ask for help, please include the name of the game you're trying to move and its old and new install locations.
I also found that the Application SteamMover.exe, which used to be used for moving steam games back in the day, works perfectly for the EA App.
hey, So I followed the instructions but I cannot find the file in registry , could it be under something else?
Back Story: I recently bought an external hard drive so I can play sims much better as my laptop is low on space, I'm now trying to move the sims to the HDD and play from there.
Hope to have your help.
May - last edited May
@X_Panni_XThanks bro. It worked for me too without any regedits ! They should make it official for their documentation