How to Move Valorant to Another Drive Without Reinstalling

If you want to move Valorant when there is not enough space, you can refer to this tutorial. This post aims to show you how to move Valorant to another drive without reinstalling it.


By Dervish / Updated on November 2, 2023

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📄 Page includes
💡 Why move Valorant to another drive?
🛠 Solves

🚀Change install path

🚚 Move Valorant from one drive to another

🔨Change default save location

📌 Conclusion
✨FAQs about how to move Valorant to another drive

How do I move Valorant to another drive?



Is this even possible? I don't want to have to reinstall the game again, but I can't find any method to actually move the game to my SSD. Can someone help out with this, thanks."

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Why move Valorant to another drive?


Valorant is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Riot Games and is free to play, and has been a favorite among many gamers since its release. Generally, the main reason for move Valorant is to free up storage space. If you do not have enough space on your hard disk, it may affect the performance and operation of the game. Moving V to another hard disk can solve this problem. Here are some common factors that may also cause the problem:

Reason 1. Improved game performance

Sometimes moving a game to SSD can help improve the performance of the game. This may be because some games are affected by the speed of the hard disk and moving the game to another hard disk can improve the loading speed and response time of the game.

Reason 2. Backup game data

Moving Valorant to another hard disk also allows you to back up your game data to prevent it from being lost or corrupted. This way, even if you have problems with your primary hard disk, you can restore your game data from the backup.

Next, the following contents will offer how to move Valorant to another drive without reinstalling.

How to change install path for Valorant

To move Valorant and Riot Client to another drive easiest, try this method below. Please follow the steps provided on the page strictly to avoid data loss.

Step 1. Open the drive where Valorant is installed.

Right-click the Valorant and select "Open file location" to find the game.

Step 2. Here, we should cut the Riot Games folder.

Right-click the Riot Games folder and select "Cut".

Click Cut

Step 3. Paste the Riot Games folder to the destination drive.

Navigate to the new path you want to save Valorant and Paste the Riot Games folder to transfer it.


Step 4. Then, open the Valorant setup.

After pasting, double-click on the Valorant installer to open the Valorant setup. If you don’t have Valorant launcher or Riot Client.

Advanced Options

Step 5. Here, click ADVANCED OPTIONS to view settings.

Step 6. Select install location.

Click the folder icon to change where you moved the Valorant. After selecting the new location, press "OK".

Diffderent Drive

Step 7. Finally, restart the PC and run Valorant.

How to move Valorant to another drive without reinstalling

In addition to the first method, there is another way to move Valorant easier and safer, I recommend you to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. This is a market-leading app migration software that allows to move installed programs/folders to another drive without losing data. More important, it provides a graphic user interface and concise guidance, which is friendly to the users.

There are more advanced features, such as, migrating Windows to SSD, allocating free space from one drive to another, cloning disk from HDD to SSD, etc.

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▶ Method 1. Moving Valorant to another drive

Refer to the following steps to learn how to move Valorant from one drive to another drive:

Step 1. Open AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro and click App Mover from Free up.


Step 2. Here, click “App Mover”.

Two Options

Step 3. In this window, select the disk where the Valorant is located, and then click "Next".

Select Partition

Step 4. Select the Valorant. Then, select the drive where you want to move to, and click "Move".

Tick App

Step 5. Wait a moment, Valorant will be moved to target drive.


This is the whole process of how to move Valorant from one drive to another.

▶ Method 2. How to move Valorant folder to another drive

In addition to moving the Valorant game to another drive, it can also move the Valorant folder to another drive. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Navigate to this screen as above, and click "Move Folders".

Move Folder

Step 2. Find the cache folder of Valorant. Then, select a new path, and click "Move".

Select Drive

Step 3. Wait for a while and click "Finish" to complete the action.


Bonus tip: How to change where Valorant default save location

If you want to change the save location of Valorant by reinstalling, then you need to change the default download location of Windows, because the default save the location of Windows 10 is C drive.

Step 1. Press "Windows + I" in the desktop. Click system and choose Storage.

Step 2. Select "More storage settings" > "Change where new content is saved".

Step 3. Here, you can decide where new apps will save to.

Select Hard Disk


This is the full guide on how to move Valorant to another drive without reinstalling. As you can see, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional can move installed programs to a new drive easily and safely. If you are looking for a way to do it, please download it right now. If you plan to move installed programs on Windows Server, you should turn to Server Edition, which is designed for Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008/2003.

FAQs about how to move Valorant to another drive

How do I move Valorant to another drive within the Riot Games client?
To move Valorant within the Riot Games client, go to the client settings, and then click on "Uninstall" for Valorant. During the uninstall process, you'll have the option to choose the installation path on your new drive.

Will I lose my in-game progress if I move Valorant to another drive?
No, moving Valorant to another drive won't affect your in-game progress or account. Your progress and account information are stored on Riot Games' servers.

Do I need to keep the old Valorant files on the original drive after moving it?
It's not necessary to keep the old Valorant files on the original drive once you've successfully moved the game to the new drive. You can delete the old files to free up space.

Can I move Valorant to an external hard drive or SSD?
Yes, you can move Valorant to an external hard drive or SSD, but ensure that the drive is connected when you play the game. Performance may vary depending on the speed of the external drive.

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.