I am starting to receive warning messages from windows that one of my HDD's is starting to fail (Something to do with reallocate sectors being bad) anyway, this is not a problem I have a new HDD on order.
The HDD that is failing only has installed games and installed steam games on it. I have a seperate HDD used for windows.
My question is will I be able to transfer my games/steamapp games from my failing HDD (E
to my NEW HDD (Lets say G
using copy and paste method, and then remove HDD (E
and throw it in the bin and then rename NEW HDD (G
, and carry on as though nothing has happened?
I know you couldn't do this if you install games on the same disk as the OS, but as I have installed the games away from the OS HDD will I just be able to trick windows into thinking it is the same HDD?
I have over 200 games, Steam and non-steam, the Steam games I'm not to bothered about as I know I can copy and paste the steamapps folder and steam will re-install or download what ever it needs to, but the others are all disc based and will need reinstalling etc.
Once again, I have no system files on the failing hard drive, I litterally just wanna pick everything up from the old and put on the new with the same path names etc.