Valorant

How to Move Valorant to Another Drive

Move Valorant to another drive to clear up space.
Move Valorant to another drive to clear up space. | Photo by Riot Games

How to Move Valorant to Another Drive can be useful to know. You might need to move the game over if you want to clear up space on a drive by moving it over to another. There are a few ways to move Valorant to another drive.

How to Move Valorant to Another Drive

The easiest way is to simply reinstall the game on the new drive. It'll have to re-download, so this is the slowest method.

If you want to move the files between drives without needing reinstall/uninstall, you'll have to do some extra configuring. After you drag/drop or copy/paste the Valorant program and Riot Client folders, you'll have to reconfigure the paths of the files. You'll have problems loading the game if you don't change the file paths.

There are two files you need to change the paths for: "RiotClientInstalls.json" and "valorant.live.product_settings.yaml."

You can find both in the Riot Games folder within ProgramData. The second file is in the valorant.live folder within the Metadata folder. Open the files with Notepad, and edit the paths of both files with the new paths.

If you're not comfortable going around the file folders, a clean install on the new drive is the easiest way.

Clearing up space can be beneficial for gameplay, as you drive should not be full in order to maintain performance. In general, you want about 25% of your drive's maximum capacity free to keep it running as fast as possible.