For Sourcemods users, we often see the game that feature on Steam. This happens since the Sourcemods folder gets into the Steam installation folder. Despite downloading the mod somewhere, this can often come into the Steam installation folder.
- Go to the Steam installation folder on your C drive and search for the Sourcemods folder.
- From here, cut the Sourcemods folder and paste it on a folder in another drive (for example, D drive)
But we need to link the Sourcemods location so that it functions with other games. There are two ways you can do this.
Using a Windows Extension To Transfer Sourcemods
- We recommend using the Link Shell Extension program for this purpose. Install Link Shell Extension programme. Upon installation and completing the settings, go back to the new location of Sourcemods (like D drive).
- As you see the folder, right-click on the same and get the Pick Link Source’s option.
- After you pick this link source, go back to the Steam folder, where you had the folder previously.
- As you enter the Steam folder, right-click your Mouse, and we will see the option of Junction.
- This way, we can see a Sourcemods folder in the C drive installation folder, but in reality, it’s originally on another drive.
Using Command Prompt
Another method of solving this is utilising the Command Prompt which comes installed on Windows. To access this, you can go for two ways:
- Search for Command Prompt from the Searchbar, near Start button.
- Press Windows Button (Will look like Start button) + R button together. This would open the Run software.
- As the Run software opens up, type cmd and this would open the Command Prompt
To create a junction link using Command Prompt, read the following command carefully. There would be numbers utilised as codes, to make you understand it better. We would use a dummy example, using the numerical 1. Focus on 1, as we use it for representational purposes.
C:\Users\1>mklink /d “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods”
Here, the 1 represents the Username of your PC account. The username is the name, which you see first, before logging in to Windows (password/ security). It can be anything. The first ID which you see after switching on your PC/Laptop is the Username. In the command mentioned above, we used the number 1 to represent any username. For example: Rahul/Rahul Kumar/lucifer10. It can be any name.
After this, apply another command. This command would be the file location of Sourcemods folder, which you originally kept. For example, we mentioned keeping it in the D drive. So the second command would be based on the original location of Sourcemods. We will write a dummy example, to show how the structure looks like. If we keep the Sourcemods in D drive, the command would be
After pressing enter, we will see a junction has been created. This is how we can successfully move Sourcemods folder from your SSD drive to another hard drive. For more updates on PC gaming, you can head here.