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UE4: How to Change/Move Project Folder to New Location Directory

Category: UE4
June 02, 2015

In this tutorial you will learn how to move Unreal Engine project from one location on your computer to another and have Epic Game launcher recognize and find that project.

Here are quick steps on how to do so:

1. Move Project Folder

Take the project folder you want to move from its original location and move it to the new location. To a new directory that you want this project to be in.

You can use Ctrl+X to cut and Ctrl+V to paste this project folder.

I am moving an existing project form a default directory "C:\Users \UserName \Documents \Unreal Projects" into a different place on a computer. In my case I will be moving it to "E:\AlexGWoLD-Projects \PROJECTS \UnrealEngine4"

2. Restart Epic Game Launcher / Unreal Engine Launcher

Restart the Unreal Engine Launcher, the project thumbnail under Library > My Projects will now be gone.

3. Start Game Engine Version

Launch Unreal Engine version in which the project was associated with. Use the drop down menu for previous version. I Launched Unreal Engine version 4.7:

When Unreal Project Browser starts up, click on Browse:

Navigate into the folder where the Project is now in - the new location.

In this case, it is now in "E:\AlexGWoLD-Projects \PROJECTS \UnrealEngine4"

Inside this project folder you will find Unreal Engine Project File (.uproject). Open it.

4. Your Project

Your project is now associated with the new location in a new folder. You should now see a thumbnail show up in the Epic Games Launcher:

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