Steam – Download games from steam to another drive


I'm having a little trouble to get Max Payne 3 installed on my pc. The trouble is that I have only 20 gb of free space left on my ssd where my steam is installed, and there is no way for me to create extra room. Now the Max Payne 3 game is about 30gb in size.
But because it is so big, there is no way for me to download the game. What i would usually do is download the game and then cut and paste it to my other drive and make a symlink.

But because there is no way for me to download the game I can't do that. Is there a way for me to trick steam into thinking that it is installing/downloading the game on my ssd while it is actually doing that to the other drive?

Best Answer

I don't know when this changed, but now you can download games to another drive with ease in 3 easy steps.

  1. Open your steam settings, go to downloads + clouds and click on Steam library folders
  2. Click on add library folder and add a new folder on a different drive
  3. Install the game, and right before change the folder you want to install it to

Added pictures for your comfort: Steam library Steam install