[2022] How to Move League of Legends to Another Drive?

How to move League of Legends to another drive safely when the drive is full? Don’t worry, because in the following paragraphs, simple but powerful software will be introduced to help move LOL to a different drive without any loss.


By Michael / Updated on November 21, 2023

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Can I move League of Legends to another drive?

"Recently, I bought a 500GB SSD disk for gameplay. I’m a big fan of League of Legends. To make the loading time shorter, I wanna move this game and other games including CS: GO and Dota 2 to the new SSD drive and I don’t want to download and reinstall it again which is literally time-consuming. I just want to know how to move League of Legends to another drive in some pragmatic ways?"


Why move League of Legends to another drive?

As the most welcome MOBA game in the world, League of Legends has so far attracted more than 115 million players worldwide. If you’re also one of them, of course, you’ll realize how great this game is. But this time, we don't discuss the game itself while we figure out a way to move League of Legends to another drive. But why should we do that? There are 2 major reasons.

1. The drive where LOL is installed is almost full and the gaming performance is badly affected. In this case, you’d better move the game to a larger drive.

2. You got a new SSD hard disk and you want to put the game there for a shorter loading time in the game.

How to move League of Legends to another drive?

In the following content, we give you the top 3 methods and explain each of them in detail.

Method 1. Try copy-paste to move LOL to another drive

This deserved to be called the easiest method for you can finish the whole process within just several clicks. But note that in this way, the boot file may get lost, and in this case, the game can’t be launched successfully.

1. Go to the folder where the game is installed. Usually, it’s “C:\Riot Games\League of Legends”. Now, right-click on it to copy or cut it.

2. Next, go to another drive, for example, E, and paste it in a blank area.

3. Then, open the LOL folder in the new location and double-click on the game launcher to start it.

Method 2. Reinstall LOL to another drive

Compared with copy-paste method, reinstalling the game might be a safer choice for it keep the game’s file intact although it’s much more time-consuming.

1. Go to “Settings” on your PC and enter “Apps”.

2. Select “League of Legends” and hit “Uninstall” to implement uninstallation. After that, you can also delete everything in the directory where the game was previously installed.


3. Go to the official website and download the game again.


4. After it’s completed, start the installation and preset a new location to install LOL.

5. After the installation is finished, launch LOL client by double-clicking the shortcut on the desktop. Log in with your personal account and then, it will download game components automatically and soon, you can enter the game.

Method 3. Use App Mover to safely move LOL from one drive to another

As you can see above, the first method could make you suffer from data loss while the second method takes much time. So, here, we recommend the third method – using third-party software to move LOL to another hard drive safely and easily.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, the most powerful disk management software, should be your best choice. Within clicks, you can move any files including Apps, programs, and games from one hard drive to another with disk clone without data loss and all of them can be launched successfully after that transfer. Meanwhile, it can help clone partitions, migrate OS to SSD and delete large files

If you wish to move League of Legends to another drive without any data loss, try the ultimate disk management to help with it easily.

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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right-click the drive you need to move the applications and choose "APP Mover".


Step 2. Choose a disk clone method. Here, I recommend "Clone Disk Quickly". Hit "Next" to proceed.

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Step 3. Select the hard drive where LOL is and hit "Next".


Step 4. Select the destination disk where you want to move LOL to and hit "Next". If the destination disk is SSD, then, tick "Optimize the performance of SSD". 


Step 5. There are 3 disk editing methods. We choose the default one "Copy without resizing partitions". 

3 editing methods

Step 6. Hit "Apply" on the upper left and then, "Proceed" to start the disk clone.



In this post, we have explained how to move League of Legends from one drive to another. The safest and fastest way should be using efficient third-party software. In this article, AOMEI Partition Assistant is introduced. The transfer with it is entirely lossless and the time it takes is not long. You can also try other features including free space allocation and partition splitting to reclaim more free space.

FAQs about how to move League of  Legends to another drive

Can I move League of Legends to an external drive?
Yes, you can move League of Legends to an external drive using the same steps mentioned above. Ensure that the external drive is connected whenever you want to play the game.

Will moving League of Legends affect my in-game settings or data?
No, moving League of Legends to another drive should not impact your in-game settings or data. However, it's always a good idea to back up important files before making any major changes.

Can I move League of Legends between different computers?
While it's possible to move League of Legends between computers, it's generally recommended to perform a fresh installation on the new computer. This ensures compatibility and avoids potential issues. Or, you can clone your disk to make sure all games can run well on your new computer.

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