The Valorant installation file is a little big and takes many space on your C drive, thus, you may consider changing the install path or moving it to another drive. This post from MiniTool teaches you how to change Valorant install path.

If you have multiple drives, possibly a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and a Solid State Drive (SSD), you may need to change Valorant install path from HDD to SSD. Then, the game load and boot times will be faster due to faster read/write speeds compared to HDD.

Where Is Valorant Install Path

By default, Valorant will be installed on the C drive. The specific path is This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Roit Games > VOLORANT.

Valorant install path

How to Change Valorant Install Path

Now, let’s see how to change Valorant install path on Windows 11/10.

Method 1: Via Copy and Paste

Before starting, check the file size and the amount of disk space it occupies on your current drive. Then, make sure that the drive you are moving Valorant to has more disk space than the required amount.

Step 1: Go to the folder where you have previously installed Valorant.

Step 2: Right-click the VALORANT folder and the Riot Client folder to choose the Cut icon.

cut the VALORANT and Riot Client folders

Step 3: Then paste them into the destination of your choosing on the other drive.

Step 4: Next,  if you don’t have a Valorant launcher or Riot Client, you can download it from the official website.

Step 5: Double-click the Valorant installer to open the Valorant setup page and click the Advanced option.

Step 6: Once you selected the new location, press OK.

Method 2: Move Valorant via Notepad 

There is another way for you to change the install path for Valorant that can save your time. However, this method is a little bit difficult.

Step 1: Copy and paste the Valorant folder by the above steps in method 1.

Step 2: Navigate to Valorant > live and copy the live folder address.

Step 3: Press Windows + R keys to open Run, then, type %programdata% and press Enter.

Step 4: Go to the Riot Games folder and find the RiotClientInstall.json file. Right-click it to choose Open with > Notepad.

open RiotClientInstall.json with Notepad

Step 3: In the associated_client, you will see a couple of addresses, inside the first double quotes you will see Valorant game files.

Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom and you will see product_install_full_path.

Step 5: Replace the path of product_install_full_path with the path that you copied earlier.

Step 6: Replace the backslashes with the forward slash. Press Ctrl + S to save the file.

Step 7: Press Windows + R keys to open Run, then, type %programdata% and press Enter.

Step 8: Then, go to Metadata > valorant.live and go to open the valorant.live.product_settings.yaml file. Right-click it to choose Open with > Notepad.

open valorant.live.product_settings.yaml with Notepad

Step 9: Replace the value of the product_install_root path with the parent folder of the Valorant files. For example, c:/temp/Valorant/live so in this path temp is the parent folder.

Step 10: Replace the backslashes with the forward slash and press Ctrl + S to save the file and close the notepad.

Tips:

If you do want to manually back up Steam game installation files or Valorant game saves, you can try the professional backup program - MiniTool ShadowMaker. It will not only back up your target games automatically once you set it up, but also compress the image file and save your storage space.

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Final Words

After reading this post, now you should know how to change Valorant install path. Which method do you like to use to move Valorant? Have you successfully moved Valorant games to another place with the above steps? We are glad to have you share it with us.

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