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Valorant: A detailed guide on how to move the game to another drive

A guide of moving the game (Image via Riot games)
A guide of moving the game (Image via Riot games)
Modified 31 Mar 2021

Valorant is a competitive multiplayer shooter game, and keeping the computer optimized to run the game as smoothly as possible has always been a concern for serious players.

For performance concerns or due to lack of space in the particular drive Valorant is installed in, a player often wonders how to move the game to another folder. With the increasing number of updates and advanced graphics, Valorant takes up quite a bit of space in the disk drive, and it is increasing by the day.

For a drive to work at its best performance, it takes at least 25% of its maximum capacity to be free. But, if for some reason the drive gets filled up, the performance in Valorant drops drastically, and it shows. Being a competitive game, the player will obviously seek better performance.

Here is how one can move Valorant to a different drive.

How to move Valorant

Valorant can be moved to another drive, SSD, or even another PC in two distinct processes. The easiest way is deleting the game from the previous drive and re-installing the game in the desired drive. However, the whole process takes too long to execute, making it time-consuming.

The other process, however, takes a little bit of knowledge to perform this particular feat. It requires the person to be able to open up two important files and rewrite the system path within them. The exact steps required to move the game to another drive are-

  • Cut the “Valorant” and “Riot Client” folders and paste them into the series drive
  • Open “C: Disk”
  • Click and open the “ProgramData” folder
  • Open the “RiotClientInstalls.json” file using notepad and replace the path here with the new path and save the file.
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  • Go to the “Metadata” folder inside the “Riot Games” folder
  • Open the “” folder
  • Within it, open the “” file using notepad
  • Change the “product_install_full_path” and “product_install_root” lines with the new desired path and save the file
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Image by Sportskeeda author

In the off chance that the “ProgramDate” folder is not visible, then navigate to the “View” options of the drive and tick on the “Show Hidden Items” option. Following these few easy steps, one can easily move Valorant to any other drive without the hassle of reinstalling the whole game. However, if the whole process feels too complicated for someone, they can always take the slower but safer method of re-installing Valorant.

Published 31 Mar 2021, 22:01 IST
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