Run out of space on drive C for your games? .. The Solution
What you need is a program called " Link Shell Extension". It's super easy to use, and with it you can move anything ( that can be moved) from anywhere to anywhere, and it will still be found by whatever is looking for it. It does this by creating a 'Symbolic Link" in the place you moved the file from. The link itself has no size, and is only a glorified shortcut.
I moved all my games and most other programs to drive E some time ago and it works seamlessly, I've never had a problem.
NOTE; In some of the links given below the directions given make it sound more complicated than it really is. On the download page scroll down the directions page until you come to " SymbolicLink with
Vista and Windows7/8/10 ", this is the one I used, not the "Junction" or anything else.
How I did it;
1. Copy and paste the folder you moving to where you want it.( eg. "Bethesda Softworks/Fallout 3" from drive C to Programs (or whatever) drive E.
2. Remove "Bethesda Softworks" completely from drive C folder.
3. Right click on the new drive E "Bethesda Softworks" folder and select "Select Link Source".
4. Go back to where "Bethesda Softworks"
' was located in drive C, in this example; C:\Program Files (x86). Right click inside this folder and and go to "Drop As" ....left click "Symbolic Link". and you are done.
You should now have a link with a blue shortcut arrow and the same name as the moved folder. Try a test on a small folder with files before doing anything significant to make sure you are doing it right. As always do a backup in case something is not right.(Don't rename the folder, or you are in trouble).
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshel ... nsion.html
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/c ... -or-linux/
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/29455 ... installing
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