How to Move GTA V to Another Drive Quickly and Securely

How to move GTA V to another drive? This time, you’ll know why do this and how to get it done in different ways. In this post, both free and paid ways will be introduced to help you out.


By Michael / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How do I transfer GTA from HDD to SSD?

“The other day, I bought a new SSD to replace my old HDD in the hope that I can get better gaming performance. I want to play GTA V on that SSD but I don’t want to redownload it for it takes a long time. Is there any way to directly move GTA V to another drive without redownloading? Appreciate it.”

Why move GTA V to another drive?

Grand Theft Auto V is a 2013 action-adventure game developed by Rockstar. It is the first main entry in Grand Theft Auto series since 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV. In this game, players will start their own adventures in Los Santos, a dangerous city full of both crimes and opportunities, rubbing shoulders with people from all classes, doing drug dealings with local cartels, and murdering enemies.

GTA V is of 72GBs large that takes up quite a lot of storage space. And over time, even more junk files like cookies and files may be generated as you play the game. Thus, issues like D drive or C drive full and frequent crashes could now and then occur. In this case, many players try to move GTA V to another drive. Also, some of them purchase SSDs for better in-game performance and want to move the game to it.

But why not redownload the game to another drive? As I mentioned above, GTA V is of 72GB which is a large size, if they redownload it, it can take much time, especially for those people who don’t have very good network connection.

How to move GTA V to another drive in 2 different situations?

Generally speaking, there are 2 places where you can download a full GTA V game. One is Steam and the other is EPIC. Both of them are worldwide popular game distribution platforms and have very large user base. However, when it comes to moving GTA V to another drive, the way is different.

For GTA V in Steam

Steam is the most popular game distribution platform by Valve that was first launched in Sep.2003 as a standalone software client to provide automatic update for its games. Steam later expanded to include games from third-party publishers.

How to move GTA V to another drive Steam? Actually, you can do it in Steam settings without any help from third-party software utilities.

1. Launch Steam first. Then follow “Steam” > Settings” > “Downloads” > “STEMAA LIBRARY FOLDERS”.

2. Hit “ADD LIBRARY FOLDER”, select a target drive, hit “NEW FOLDER” and write a directory name.



3. Return to the main interface, right-click on GTA V and select “Properties”.



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

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In several seconds, the process will be completed. Click on the “Close” button to quit.


Epic Games is an American video game and software developer and publisher. As it doesn’t provide any extra easy options to move games between different drives, we need to find another workaround if you want to transfer GTA V to a bigger partition or a new SSD. This time, I recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, a powerful and user-friendly disk management software utility. With its “App Mover”, you’re able to move apps include games, OneDrive, and Microsoft Office from one drive to another without any data loss. Also, it supports disk clone if you want to copy entire data from one disk to another or delete large files if you want to free up more space on hard drives.

Note: This software can also be applied to Steam GTA V.

How to move GTA V to another drive EPIC games? Download the demo of the best disk manager to get it done without any hurdles.

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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Hit “Free up” > “App Mover”.


Step 2. Select the drive where GTA V is installed and hit “Next” to proceed.


Step 3. Tick GTA V and preset a destination. After it’s done, click on “Move”.


Step 4.  Hit “OK” when prompted with a warning and the transfer will begin.


Step 5. After it’s completed, click on “Finish”.



How to move GTA V to another drive? Since both Steam and EPIC offer this game to be downloaded, they share different transfer methods. As mentioned above, you can perform the moving operation via Steam settings; As for EPIC GTA V, you need to use the third-party software utility AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to help get it done. If you want to use this software on Server PCs, please try the Server edition.

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