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Re: How can I download games onto a flash drive?

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How can I download games onto a flash drive?

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My (:c) drive is not that large but I do have a 32g flash drive that I use for my computer. I am not that familiar with computers and forgive me if this is a silly question but, how would I download a game (The Sims 4 specifically) to a flash drive (:D)?

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To anyone viewing this post in the future and possibly wondering how to do the same thing, I got it to work by going to origin settings and changing the location of my origin games folder to my :D drive and installing my game on to that. My game runs smoothly and I saved 13 gb of space Wink

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You can not install to removable drives. Buy a new HD preferably an SSD drive.

If it is a desktop computer you will likely be able to install it as a second drive.

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If you mean an flash drive USB, that probably won't work, but you can always try. I suggest getting an external hard disk or just a new hard drive in your computer.

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To anyone viewing this post in the future and possibly wondering how to do the same thing, I got it to work by going to origin settings and changing the location of my origin games folder to my :D drive and installing my game on to that. My game runs smoothly and I saved 13 gb of space Wink

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@pinkbellagrace While a usb thumb drive may work at first, Drive designations for usb devices are arbitrarily assigned and may change in the course of the operating system. Data transfer of a usb storage device is a lot slower then a directly connected device. Given that the usb storage device drive designation could (and does) change under certain conditions, your game could stop working at any time because the operating system will be looking for the game to be on D: when the usb device is no longer D:.   Good luck

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Hey @pinkbellagrace

It's great you managed to install the game on a flash drive, but personally I wouldn't suggest that as a permanent solution. Flash drives are not designed to run games and it's also known The Sims 4 it's quite an heavy game to run, which could potentially brings issues to the drive itself. 

I'd always recommend to install the game on an hard drive (the same where you install windows preferably) rather than external drives. Upgrade your hard drive shouldn't be that expensive as well and you should then be able to run the game safely and to store all the files necessary to let the game works! Standard smile 

Cheers! 

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