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Move IL-2 to different SSD?

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Hey gang,

 

Thinking about moving my install of IL-2 to another SSD, to help make a little room on the SSD it is installed on.

 

Is it simply a matter of copying all files over to the other SSD and then just changing the target location of the shortcut?

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I think you have to edit the registry to point to the new location as well so the patching works properly, but it's been so long since I didn't it I can't remember exactly. I know I had to do that for Elite Dangerous, so I may be conflating the two.

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Ive always had to reinstall as copying the files over by itself is not enough.

 

If you have a Steam install and after moving the files try to reinstall as Steam may find it and will simply fix the install than re downloading the entire thing.

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Should be no problem just copying the files, at least it worked the last time i did that (which was a some months ago).

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Don't know about the steam version, but you can just copy it all and then change the target location. Heck, I ran it once from a thumb drive just by copying it over.

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Is it simply a matter of copying all files over to the other SSD and then just changing the target location of the shortcut?

 

That's what I did, and had no problems.

 

Cloyd

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I can t tell you about the steam version , that said  for the non steam version, you copy you paste and  it s done  , no need to install anything or to play with the registry .

 

I 've  two folders on 2 different HDD with each of them "one Bos"  in it . AND 2 shortcuts...

 

The first time i try this was when i ve installed Reshade just to test without risks on my original install , and i ve tried this a second time to see if there s a performance difference between Bos on a Hdd and Bos on a SSD...

 

so i use to have three BOS on my PC on 3 different Disk (2 HDD 1 SSD ) 2 of those "bos" were just copy/paste of the original one and  each of them work perfectly .

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Don't know about the steam version, but you can just copy it all and then change the target location. Heck, I ran it once from a thumb drive just by copying it over.

 

Good to know, I will give that a try - thanks much to all that responded!

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Good to know, I will give that a try - thanks much to all that responded!

Let us know how you get on as I tried this the other day to no success! Good luck!

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If you have the Steam version, in Steam you can select another Steam game directory folder.. You can have as many as you want.. So I usually have 4 or 5 of the games I am playing on my main SSD and some lesser games on my larger platter drive, if I am done with something, I tell steam to move the game to the E: drive.. If I am picking a game back up I haven't played in a while, I can tell it to move from the E: drive to C: drive steam location, only takes a few minutes and is seemless.

 

It's a really nice feature that Steam integrated a few years ago, don't have to worry about broken links or anything.

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When Steam is not available for such a thing, I use junctions. I have 5 different harddrives, 2 of them SSDs. There are wormholes everywhere, so much, the universe would collapse if I removed one without mirror!  :ph34r:

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