Move Origin Games to Another Drive without Data loss

Here, you can find two ways to move origin games to another drive safely. Including Origin client and a powerful third-party application transfer tool.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Why move Origin games to another drive?

Origin platform is an all-around game social platform carefully built by Electronic Arts Inc (EA). Many people have installed the Origin client on their computers, they can buy and play games on the client. However, as more and more games are installed, Origin games will take up most of the hard drive space. When you want to download a new program, you will be prompted that the free space is insufficient.

So people hope to transfer Origin games to another drive to free up space. Another reason is that some users want to move Origin games to SSD, because using SSD can make the computer run faster and get a better gaming experience.

How to move Origin games to another drive?

If you are facing the problem mentioned above, then please do not miss this paragraph, because I will use two methods to show you how to move installed Origin games to another drive. One is to use the built-in function of Origin client, and the other is to transfer Origin with the help of professional third-party tool.

Method 1. Move Origin game via Origin client

The Origin client allows you to create a new game library folder on the new drive, and then move the old games to the new location without reinstalling or re-downloading.

Step 1. Start the Origin client first, and click the Origin button on the top toolbar. After clicking, select Application Settings from the list of options.

Step 2. Click the Installs & Saves button on the new page. On the right of "Game Library Location", click the "Change Folder" button to select the drive you want to move to.

Step 3. Right-click on a blank area on the drive, select "New", and then select "Folder". Name the new folder Origin Games and press Enter.

Step 4. Close the Origin client.

Step 5. In the old Origin game installation folder, click the game folder to be moved, and select "Cut".

Step 6. Then, in the new Origin game library folder, click the blank area in the folder and select Paste.

Step 7. After copying is complete, restart the Origin client and click the game that you just moved in my game library. Then click the download button.

Note: The game will not actually download, because it will automatically skip the actual download after detecting the game file in the newly created game installation folder. Through the above steps, it is indeed possible to move the Origin game to another drive, but the steps are more complicated and only one game can be moved at a time.

Method 2. Move Origin games with AOMEI Partition Assistant

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional(suitable for Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP users) is a powerful utility to transfer all/multiple files from one drive to another drive, including Origin games, Steam games or other programs.

The whole process of move Origin games is simple, it only takes a few steps to complete. The moved games can be run in the new location without data loss, so you not only free up the drive space but also avoid losing hundreds of GB of game data. More importantly, the graphical user interface is very clear, it’s convenient to manage the disk in time and flexibly.

In addition to moving installed programs, you can also delete large files by type to save more space on the PC

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After downloading and installing, there are specific steps:

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

Click App Mover

Step 2. When the main interface of this function is opened through All Tools-->Other Tools-->App Mover, select the partition where the file to be moved exists and click “Next”.

Step 3. In this step, tick the application you want to move and the location where the target file wants to move. Then  click "Move"(The picture below takes the moving Microsoft Office as an example)

PS: You must select a disk with enough space for the new file.

Step 4. Decide if you want to move, and then click "OK".

Step 5. After the "Move" is completed, click "Finish" to return to the PA main interface.

Note: After this step is completed, You have moved Origin games to another drive successfully. You can also click Manage/Restore Apps to restore moved programs to original location.


All in all, both methods can move Origin games to another drive. You can choose one according to your actual situation. But AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you transfer Origin quickly and safely. If you want to use App Mover in Windows Server, please upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

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.