My question is this, can I download a game from Steam to my laptop, then move the game from the steamapp folder to my external hard drive? Then later when I build a rig, can I simply move that game into the hard drive on my desktop? Bypassing the whole need to redownload it.
EX. Download Super Meat Boy to my laptop. Then move the game folder (the entire thing) from the steamapp/common folder to my external hard drive. Then when I build a computer, move SMB from my external hard drive onto the hard drive in my new computer (obviously into the steamapp/common folder).
I don't want to play it off my external, just keep it there so that I don't have to wait forever to download again.