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Old 04-07-2012, 04:41 AM   #1
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Default How to transfer Dota 2 From one pc to another?


I want to transfer Dota 2 in my other pc without downloading it again .. can anyone help me with this?
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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copy Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
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ok thanks ! i find it now
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:23 AM   #4
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where will i find that one?
Perhaps C:\Program Files
if you ask again, click on the computer looking icon on your desktop, then progress from there.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:45 AM   #5
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copy paste whole steam folder
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:49 AM   #6
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You can copy it on a flash or transfer it via lan but in any case downloading it again would be easier...so yeah.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:51 AM   #7
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copy paste whole steam folder
This didn't work for me, I tried to move it to another computer after downloading it and there was no info ANYWHERE in how to do it.

I had to:

1.- Copy and paste whole Steam folder
2.- Delete everything except Steamapps folder and Steam.exe
3.- Open Steam and let it update, it only updates the Steam client, when it's done you will have Dota 2 able in your Library.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:55 AM   #8
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Thanks for your help guys !
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:24 PM   #9
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This didn't work for me, I tried to move it to another computer after downloading it and there was no info ANYWHERE in how to do it.

I had to:

1.- Copy and paste whole Steam folder
2.- Delete everything except Steamapps folder and Steam.exe
3.- Open Steam and let it update, it only updates the Steam client, when it's done you will have Dota 2 able in your Library.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:53 AM   #10
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1. click backup option under steam from the pc that has dota 2

2. select location as the flash drive where you will save dota 2

3. put flash drive into the pc that doesnt have dota 2

4. click restore option this time
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:13 AM   #11
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Default Re: How to transfer Dota 2 From one pc to another?

Hate to bump this, but it's kind of a timeless issue/thread so who cares.

I'm also having this issue. I've tried all the methods described above and nothing works.

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1. click backup option under steam from the pc that has dota 2
2. select location as the flash drive where you will save dota 2
3. put flash drive into the pc that doesnt have dota 2
4. click restore option this time
Can confirm that this does not work.

Any other ideas?
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:00 AM   #12
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Can confirm that this does not work.
I'm doing this like forever. Works for every game not only dota 2. Backup and restore is more legit and safe way than just copy-paste steam folder.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:37 AM   #13
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Install steam on new computer, copy paste whole steam folder to new one, overwriting everything

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Old 12-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #14
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I'm doing this like forever. Works for every game not only dota 2. Backup and restore is more legit and safe way than just copy-paste steam folder.
I tried this just a few hours ago. It ignores the backup when I tell it to restore, and continues downloading. My download speed generally goes less than 90KB/s so downloading normally could take upwards of 2 days. Moreover I don't want it on my C: drive, I need it on my external 3TB HDD, and the restore option doesn't seem to allow you to specify.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #15
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Copy the DotA 2 Folder + the appmanifest_570 in the Steam Apps
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #16
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Alright it worked now. I was trying to restore the backup from a flash drive, it obviously didn't like that for some reason. I copied it to a HDD and it restored properly this time. Odd.

Anyway, DotA 2 installed properly now, but perhaps the oddest thing is that it doesn't seem to have taken up any more HDD space. Checked both my primary and secondary HDD's.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #17
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Yea back it up through steam.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:28 PM   #18
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Alright it worked now. I was trying to restore the backup from a flash drive, it obviously didn't like that for some reason. I copied it to a HDD and it restored properly this time. Odd.

Anyway, DotA 2 installed properly now, but perhaps the oddest thing is that it doesn't seem to have taken up any more HDD space. Checked both my primary and secondary HDD's.
I think the restore worked properly the 1st time attempt, you just needed to restart steam, thats why it didn't took any more space the 2nd time. There's no problem with restoring from pen drive. And you can restore backup in external HDD, you just need to create a steam library folder 1st from settings->downloads.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:32 PM   #19
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just make backup and unpack the game(you need steam installed).
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