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How to save Oculus Rift apps in different locations on your PC

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Rift Core 2.0, the ongoing major software overhaul for Oculus Rift, has received in an update (version 1.24) a feature that allows you to easily change library locations for the Rift app. Not only can you create as many new locations as you want, you can also move existing installation files. Let's take a look at how it all works.

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How to create a new library location

Use this method if you'd like to create a new place to save Rift experiences other than where you initially specified during install.

  1. Launch the Oculus app from the Start menu, taskbar, or desktop.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click General.

  1. Click Edit in the Library Locations section.
  2. Click Add Location.

  1. Choose a new library location.
  2. Click Select Folder.

How to set a library location as default

Here you can change the default library location for any new Rift experiences you choose to download.

  1. Launch the Oculus app from the Start menu, taskbar, or desktop.
  2. Click Settings.

  1. Click General.
  2. Click Edit in the Library Locations section.

  1. Click the More button next to a library location. It looks like three dots in a row.
  2. Click Make Default.

How to remove a location from the list

This method does not delete the contents of the folder. It simply removes the folder and its contents from showing up in the Oculus app.

  1. Launch the Oculus app from the Start menu, taskbar, or desktop.
  2. Click Settings.

  1. Click General.
  2. Click Edit in the Library Locations section.

  1. Click the More button next to a library location. It looks like three dots in a row.
  2. Click Remove From List.

If you choose to add this folder to the list again at a later time, any previous installation files should be recognized by the app.

How to delete a library location

This method will completely delete the entire library folder and its contents from your PC.

  1. Launch the Oculus app from the Start menu, taskbar, or desktop.
  2. Click Settings.

  1. Click General.
  2. Click Edit in the Library Locations section.

  1. Click the More button next to a library location. It looks like three dots in a row.
  2. Click Delete Folder.

How to move an installation to a new library

Already have a bunch of apps installed on your PC but want to move them elsewhere? Rift Core 2.0 has again made it super simple.

  1. Launch the Oculus app from the Start menu, taskbar, or desktop.
  2. Click Library.

  1. Click the More button below the app you'd like to move. It looks like three dots in a row.
  2. Click Move.

  1. Click a library location.
  2. Click Move.

If a suitable location doesn't already exist, you can click Add Location instead of Move and create a new folder on the fly.

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Updated March 12, 2018: This guide has been refreshed to include all new steps for the Rift Core 2.0 update.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.