How to Transfer League of Legends to a New PC

Hello, League of Legends players, what is your progress in ranked matches? I hope you practice your gaming skill so that you can quickly get to the desired tier and thus prove your knowledge and skill. 

In League of Legends, only one team can win, only one team can knock down the enemy Nexus first and only one team can win the League Points needed to progress. 

We hope this will be your team! As you already know, this is another how-to guide in which we will explain today how to switch League of Legends to a new PC or a new drive.

Every long-time League of Legends player knows that they need to refresh their gaming equipment over time. By that, we mean updating windows system or buying new graphic card. However, it will sometimes happen that a PC is simply so outdated that it is not worth rebuilding it but it is much more cost effective to buy a brand new PC.

There are indeed quality models of gaming computers on the market today, so if you are considering buying a new PC we advise you to explore all the possible options before you decide to buy.

But wait a minute, what happens to the League of Legends account in that case? Well, the League of Legends account can and should be properly transferred to a new PC. And in this article you will learn all about it. We will explain step by step how to transfer your League of Legends client to a new drive or to a new PC. There are several ways to do this, and it is up to you to choose the one that suits you best.

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How To Transfer League Of Legends To A New Drive?

Let’s explain this more deeply. For example, you decide to buy a new SSD that is designed for gameplay. Your new SSD has 500GB and you want to transfer all your games to that SSD. The advantages of the new SSD are that the loading time in the game will be shorter, and you do not want to uninstall League of Legends and reinstall it because it will only take a lot of time.

Why Decide To Switch League Of Legends To A New Drive Or Pc?

Well, for starters, League of Legends is a very demanding game that requires a lot of memory, and at the same time you need to regularly download new Patches and updates, which only fills the memory of the drive on which it is located. So, let’s say the drive on which the League of Legends is currently on is almost full – when the drive is almost full it will affect game performance as the game will be much slower and high ping may occur. When the game starts lag it is time to check the memory of the driver on which the game is located.

Also, we have already mentioned the first reason why it is necessary to switch League of Legends to a new drive. It’s because you bought a new SSD hard drive, so congratulations! Transfer League of Legends to a new drive and watch the loading time decrease.

Well, let’s show some real steps how to do it.

How Can I Move League Of Legends To A New Drive?

We will try with safer choice which means you need to delete, download and reinstall the whole League of Legends game. This is a bit more time consuming but this way you will keep the game’s file intact.

The first thing you need to do is click “Settings” on your PC and then go to “Apps”. After that, find League of Legends in the Apps list and then select “Uninstall” to start the uninstall process. Don’t forget to delete everything in that file directory where the League of Legends game was located.

Once the uninstall of the game is complete, go to the official League of Legends page to download the game again. When reinstalling the game, select the new drive on which you want League of Legends to be installed this time.

The second option is very basic, and it is about applying the copy-paste method, which is much faster than the previous one because everything takes place in a few clicks. But here’s a caveat: when using the copy-paste method, the boot file can get lost somewhere when transferring files, which means you won’t be able to run League of Legends successfully anymore.

To get started you need to go to the folder where League of Legends is installed. Mostly it’s on C: disk (C:\Riot Games\League of Legends). Right-click on the file and select whether you want to cut or copy it. Now go to the drive to which you want to transfer the game and there in the empty space click the paste option. In the new League of Legends folder double-click on the game launcher and start the client.

In addition to these two easy options, you can also use third party softwares to transfer files from one drive to another. Just search the Internet for them and follow their steps to do the job.

Now that we’ve said something about transferring League of Legends to another drive, we’re going to say something about transferring League of Legends to a whole new PC.

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How To Transfer League Of Legends To Another Computer?

This is really easy, don’t be scared, you will have your League of Legends account on another PC again. The first thing you need is a device with which you will transfer League of Legends from one computer to another. It can be an SD card, CD, USB flash or some other device that has the same purpose.

Place this device in PC where your League of Legends file is located and successfully copy it. You need to copy C:/Riot Games/League of Legends and C:Riot Games/Riot Client. After that, put the device containing the League of Legends file in another PC. You can place these files wherever you want. But C:/ProgramData/Riot Games/ must be located in C:/ProgramData/ on another PC.

After that, you need to change RiotClientInstalls.json and from the path where they are located. Let’s say they are located on E: drive. It should look like this: E:/Games/Riot Client/RiotClientServices.exe

So, basically, if you don’t want to spend a lot of time installing League of Legends on a new PC, waiting for the update and downloading new patches to play, you just need a device to transfer the existing League of Legends client to. Use USB drive or something else, transfer folders and continue playing League of Legends on a much faster and better PC.

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Final Thoughts 

In this post, we talked about technical issues related to the League of Legends. As you already know, there is nothing worse than when the League of Legends match starts lagging and when your champion does not listen to your commands.

This can happen due to several reasons (bad internet connection, outdated drivers, video settings set to ‘high’, insufficient memory on the drive, etc). Whatever the reason, this problem is frustrating, so many players decide to transfer the League of Legends folder to another drive or to another PC.

In this article, we have listed a few methods that make it easiest to switch League of Legends folders to a new, improved drive without having to reinstall the game. You can choose the option that suits you best and follow our steps to successfully transfer files to the new drive.

Finally, we explained how the League of Legends is being transferred to the new PC. You don’t have to bother downloading and installing the game again, you just need a device to which you can easily transfer League of Legends files, then insert that device into a new PC and move all the necessary League of Legends files to the desired location using the Paste option.

At the very end, good luck playing League of Legends on the new PC!

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