Can you copy and paste game files onto your external hard drive and would it still work when you copy and paste it.

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Depends on the game and type of file. In addition, external HD are limited by the speed of the USB (if that's what you are using to connect). eSata, USB 3.0, or Thunderbolt offer faster speeds and are a better choice over usb/usb2.0.

are the size is huge?

Note that most commercial games are DRM-encumbered. They post a key file or a key in the registry and if you used their tools to install the game on your system, you may have to alter the registry to find the new location of the game files themselves. IE, just copying the visible files may or may not work for you, and you may have to some additional futzing about to make it work.

depends on game, battlefield 2 and battlefield 4 worked but when i did same with AC, i didn't work .

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