How to Move Apex Legends to Another Drive Without Reinstalling

How can I change the location of Apex Legends to D drive when C drive is almost full? This post will show you how to move Apex Legends to another drive without reinstalling.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How do I transfer Apex Legends to another drive?



I recently installed Apex Legends and it works fine on my computer. I plan to move it to an SSD but don't know how to do it. Please help me if you know how to fix this.”



Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale multiplayer online role-playing first-person shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, and came to Steam and Origin in Fall 2020.

As the number of Apex Legends fans grows, more and more players are trying to replace HDD with SSD for a fast and smooth gaming experience. Or, some users also want to move Apex Legends to D drive to free up space on C drive.

If you are one of them, please stay here. Because I will show you how to move Apex Legends to another drive without reinstalling.

How to move Apex to another drive with Steam

To move a game in Steam from one drive to another, you cannot use a simple copy-paste method, as this may result in startup files missing and prevent you from launching the game. Fortunately, there is a Steam built-in feature you can use.

1. In the main interface of Steam, follow “Steam” > “Settings” > “Steam Library Folders”.

2. Here, you can click“ADD LIBRARY FOLDER” and select the new drive you plan to move to, hit “NEW FOLDER” and write a directory name.

Add Libary Folder

Choose Name

3. Back to the main interface, right-click game name you want to move, and select “Properties”.


4. In this windows, click on“Local Files” and select“MOVE INSTALL FOLDER”.

Move Install Folder

5. Hit“MOVE FOLDER” to start the transfer.

Move Folder

6. Wait a moment, the process can be completed. Click on “Close” to quit.

How to move Apex Legends to another drive via Origin client

If you are running Apex Legends in Origin, you can also move Apex to another drive via Origin. Please refer to the following steps:

1. Open Origin, go to "My Game Library" and select "Apex Legends".

Move Apex Origin

2. Then, click the gear symbol under Play > click Mobile Games > select a new location.

Move Apex Origin

3. In the pop-up window, select a new folder to move the game to.

Move Apex Legends to another drive by App Mover (recommend)

In Steam or Origin, you can choose to move games from one drive to the another one by one. However, if you're looking to move those two gaming platforms, or all of your games to another drive, the built-in features won't help anymore. In this case, you need to seek help from other tools.

Here, I recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, which is a very powerful app transfer utility. With it, not only can you move Apex Legends to another drive alone, but you can also move Origin or Steam to another drive without losing data. In addition to move installed programs, it also supports moving folders from C drive to D drive. Whether your purpose is to free up C drive or move games to SSD, it will solve the problem perfectly.

Please download the Demo version of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to see how to move Apex Legends to another drive easily and safely.

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 Step 1. Install and launch PA Professional, then select the “App Mover” under "Free up".

Click App Mover

Step 2. In the new window, click “App Mover”.

Two Options

Step 3. Select the partition where the installed game is and click on “Next” to proceed.


Step 4. Tick the Steam you want to move and preset a destination drive. After it’s done, hit “Move”.

Move App

Step 5. Hit “OK” when prompted and the moving process will get started.

Click OK


This is the whole process of how to move Apex Legends to another drive. Some users even want to ask “Can I play Apex Legends on an external hard drive?” Yes, you can. You can move Apex Legends to an external hard drive by App Mover, then plug the external hard drive into the computer and run it.

Compared to the first two methods, using the App Mover to move installed programs is probably the most convenient. More than this feature, it also enables you to migrate OS to SSD, allocate free space to another partition when needed, etc.

If you want to use these features in Windows Server, please turn to Server Edition, which is designed for Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012(R2), 2008(R2), 2003 users.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.