How to Move Fortnite to Another Drive without Redownloading?

How to move Fortnite to another drive without redownloading? There’re not many optional solutions on the internet. So, this time, 2 useful ways will be brought in to help you move Fortnite to a different drive.


By Michael / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Why move Fortnite to another drive?

Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017. It has up to now attracted millions of players worldwide and this game is available on PS4, Windows, and Xbox One as well.

However, for Windows players, sometimes they wish to move Fortnite to another drive for different purposes, for example, the default installation C drive or the drive where the game is installed is full and the game performs poorly; or they want the game to run on an SSD which shortens the game’s loading time.

How to move Fortnite to another drive?

There are not plenty of choices when it comes to moving Fortnite from one drive to another. People usually take the way to uninstall the game and then, redownload and install it. This method is okay to some extent, however, too time-consuming. So, this time, I listed 2 faster ways to help you with the Fortnite game transfer.

Move Fortnite to another drive in EPIC

Since Fortnite is a game installed on your PC from the Epic Games Launcher, you can move it to another location using these steps:

1. Make a backup copy of Fortnite.

                1.1 Navigate to Fortnite installation directory. The default is C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Fortnite

                1.2 Copy Fortnite folder to another location on your PC.



2. Run the Epic Games Launcher.

3. Click on “Library”.

4. Locate Fortnite. Hit the 3-dot besides it and hit “Uninstall”.


5. Once the game is uninstalled, hit it in your library to start installation and select the new installation location you wish it to be in.


choose location

6. Once the download starts, wait until 2~3% is completed and then, hit the 3-dot next to the game name and hit “Cancel Install”.


7. Go to the new installation directory you previously selected and paste the backup game folder to this location. If you are prompted to replace any duplicate files, just click on “Replace” to proceed.

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8. Resume the installation.

9. After the files get verified, you should be able to start the game successfully.

Move Fortnite to another drive with third-party software without redownloading

As you can see, the first way above is indeed faster than the uninstall-reinstall method. However, it still takes 9 steps before it’s completed and a redownloading process is still required although it’s faster than a full download. And factually, it also takes time to fully comprehend those steps and once you make a wrong step, the game can’t be normally launched.

So, in this case, I recommend a better easier alternative –AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard– to help move Fortnite to another drive without redownloading. Within only a few clicks, you can copy the entire partition where Fortnite is to another hard drive quickly and securely.

More than copying a partition to another, this software also helps clone hard drives and even migrate OS to SSD.

If you’re still wondering how to move Fortnite to another drive securely and easily. Then, you shouldn’t miss this powerful disk manager. Now, it’s time to download it for free and have a try.

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Note: Before we get started, please make sure there is at least 1 piece of unallocated space in the target disk, if not, make sure to delete or shrink the partition to create 1.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. In the opened window, info of all partitions and disks will be displayed.

Step 2. Right-click on the partition where Fortnite is and select “Clone Partition”.

clone partition

Step 3. In this window, there are 2 options, respectively “Clone Partition Quickly” and “Sector-by-Sector Clone”. Here, we select the first option.


Clone Partition Quickly: Clone used space of partition only and allows to resize the partition before cloning.
Sector-by-Sector Clone: Clone all sectors of selected partition, whether used or not.

Step 4. Select a piece of unallocated space and hit “Next” to proceed. If you’re cloning the partition to an SSD disk, tick the option “Optimize the performance of SSD”.


Step 5. Now, it’s time to resize the partition in terms of your own requirements or just skip it to keep the settings by default.


Step 6. After returning to the main interface, hit “Apply” > “Proceed” to commit the operation.


Now, navigate to the folder where the game is and check whether Fortnite can be normally launched.

Note: You can also move Steam games to another drive in a similar way.


Many Fortnite players wish to move the game to another drive for different purposes but they have no idea how to do it. So, in this tutorial, I exhaustively explain how to move Fortnite to another drive in 2 different ways. By comparison, the second way AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is much easier and faster and you don’t need to redownload the game. If you want to try other features like allocation of free space and partition splitting, please upgrade it to Pro version.

Michael · Staff Editor
Michael is a professinal editor of AOMEI editor team.