Monday, April 25, 2016

Steam on a Flash Drive

Yesterday I just got a Steam account and downloaded Steam onto my computer.

But that computer is a computer that I use for school purposes.

So I was thinking, is there a way to get Steam onto a Flash Drive? I was looking through the forums and found a link to an article published in the UK. So there is a way to get Steam on a Flash Drive, and I'll show you how.

Credits to PCGameware for making the original article. Click here to see the original post.

Items You Will Need

  • A Flash Drive (At least 4GB or more)
  • Computer with Steam application installed.
  • A Steam account

Before You Start

Make sure your Flash Drive has enough space to take everything.


Step 1

Plug in your flash drive into your computer.

Step 2

Go to your Steam Directory. When you first installed Steam, where did you put all of the data? The default should be Program Files (x86).

Step 3

Copy everything in the Steam folder onto the flash drive. Now you are done!


To open Steam and run it from the flash drive, go into the flash drive, locate the Steam folder, and then click the Steam application. You will get an error saying that Steam is not configured correctly. Click OK, and then Steam will re-configure itself! Now sign in to your account, and BOOM! Your flash drive is now ready!

This is convenient because maybe you are at your friend's house and you want to play a multiplayer game. If your friend has an extra computer and you have the flash drive, it will be extremely easy to play with each other. 

Alternate Methods

Let's say you don't have enough space on your flash drive. You could chop down the Game Data by using the Delete Local Content option, but this does mean you don't have any games.

Another method is to simply download the Steam Client installer and install it directly into the flash drive.

Do you have any other methods? comment them down below.

That's it for this blog. Comment down below what topic you want me to cover next. Goodbye!

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