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Effect of moving my Steam Folder

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Effect of moving my Steam Folder

Because my drive was getting rather full I decided to move my Steam Games using the approved procedure
All went as planned although I was surprised how long it took to move the SteamApps Folder (about an hour)
Then validated the local content
What surprised me was the number of files needing to be updated
An example Fear 2 Project Origin 12.2GB
Does moving files between drives cause that many errors
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Re: Effect of moving my Steam Folder

Had you played it recently, or have auto update on? It was probably an update to it.
I did this last year and had no issues when I moved it.
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Re: Effect of moving my Steam Folder

auto update was on for all of the games
it even had errors with Dying Light which I had played the day before
thank goodness I am now on fibre