Moving Train Simulator or Train Sim World to a Different Drive
Posted by DTG Support (Trains) on 22 June 2020 01:03 PM
If you, like many other players, have run out of space on your hard disk and want to move it to a bigger drive you have installed in your PC, there's an easy process you can follow to transfer your installation to the other drive. You don't need to be a computer expert to complete these steps as Steam includes all the necessary functions for you to move one of our products very easily. Just follow the steps below to find out how.
As with any of our guides, if you're not a computer whizz, don't worry. We'd recommend you read through the guide first to familiarise yourself with the steps required before actually completing them. If you get stuck, get in touch with us to let us know you need further help.
Getting Setting Up
First, we'll need to prepare a place for Train Simulator or Train Sim World to be moved to. To do this, we'll walk you through the process of setting up a Steam Library folder. If you already have Steam Library folder, you can skip these steps and go to the Moving My Installation section. If you're not sure what a Steam Library folder is, read on.
When you install Steam for the first time, it creates a special set of folders where all your games and applications that you buy from Steam are installed into. These are called Steam Library folders. You always start with one set of Steam Library folders on the same hard disk that you installed Steam to. However, if you want to install games and applications on to a different hard disk, you will need to create a new set of folders for that purpose.
Before you go through the steps below, you need to know that Steam Library folders need to be empty folders and you cannot choose any folders that contain any other files. Some other things you need to know:
You now have a new Steam Library setup and ready to use and you can continue with the instructions below.
Moving My Installation
To move one of our products to another Steam Library folder on a different drive, follow the instructions below:
Please be aware that if the game you are moving is large, it might take some time and Steam may appear to have stopped responding or may not respond whilst it's busy moving files. It's important you do not close Steam until it has finished. Now is a great time to go and get a hot or cold drink or a bite to eat. When Steam finishes the process it will tell you it's completed the process.