How do I save my Oculus games in a different place?

Say your solid state drive (SSD) that Windows is installed on doesn't have enough room for all the Oculus Rift games you want to download, and you have that big, beefy hard drive sitting empty.

Oculus Home doesn't have a built-in option to change where your games are saved, so you must take matters into your own hands. The process will only take about five minutes, and you'll be much less worried about storage space when complete.

Before starting, make sure the Oculus Home app is closed.

Create a new directory in your other hard drive

Before doing anything else, you want to create a new folder to house your Oculus games.

  1. Click the File Explorer button in your taskbar.
  2. Click your alternate drive. In this case, ours is New Volume (D:).

    Click the File Explorer button in your taskbar. Click your alternate drive.

  3. Right-click within the window.
  4. Hover over New and click Folder.

    Right-click within the window. Hover over New and click Folder.

  5. Type a name for the folder and hit Enter on your keyboard. In this case, we named the folder Rift Games.
  6. Double-click Rift Games to open it.

    Type a name for the folder and hit Enter. Double-click Rift games to open it.

Keep this window and folder open — you will need it in a few moments.

Migrate your existing games to the alternate drive

  1. Click the File Explorer button in your taskbar.
  2. Click Windows (C:).

    Click File Explorer in your taskbar. Click Windows (C:).

  3. Double-click Program Files.
  4. Double-click Oculus. Within this folder you should see another folder labeled Software.

    Double-click Program Files. Double-click Oculus.

  5. Click and drag the Software folder over to the Rift Games folder you just created. Depending on how many games you have, the migration could take a few minutes.

Click and drag the Software folder over to the new folder.

Create a symbolic link between the old folder location and the new folder location

  1. Right-click the Start button.
  2. Click Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. Type mklink /J "%APPDATA%\Oculus\Software" "D:\Rift Games\Software" and hit Enter on your keyboard. You should receive a message that says the junction was created. Remember that the code you type might be different to what we have here, depending on what you name your folders and drives.

    Click Command Prompt (Admin). Type the code and hit Enter.

Clearing space

Before you remove the games from the original directory, check to make sure the games were properly moved over to their new home. If you're satisfied that your games are safe and sound in their new directory, you can go ahead and delete the files within the original Software folder found in C:\Program Files\Oculus.

Note: Do not delete the actual Software folder. You need to keep it there in order for the junction to work.