<!-- TITLE: Using Steam to Download Previous Versions --> [&larr; Home](/) If you want to see more resources like this: [![https://www.patreon.com/fireundubh](https://i.imgur.com/llPEyru.png)](https://www.patreon.com/fireundubh) # Using Steam to Download Previous Versions ## Step by Step 1. With Steam running, press `Win+R` and enter this URL: `steam://nav/console` ([link](steam://nav/console)). 2. Enter the following command: `download_depot <app_id> <depot_id> <manifest_id>` (refer to the Reference tables below) 3. The depot will begin downloading. You should receive a notification when the download is complete. The depot will likely download to: `C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\content\app_640820\depot_640821\` (or wherever Steam is installed) Once downloaded, you can move the depot anywhere. ## Syntax ``` download_depot <app_id> <depot_id> <manifest_id> [<delta_manifest_id>] ``` Parameter | Required | Description --- | --- | --- `app_id` | `true` | the game's App ID `depot_id` | `true` | the Depot ID corresponding to a content package (e.g., binaries, game assets) `manifest_id` | `true` | the Manifest ID corresponding to a version of the content package `delta_manifest_id` | `false` | the Manifest ID corresponding to a previous version of the content package If the `delta_manifest_id` argument is not omitted, Steam will download only the differences between the target manifest and delta manifest. ### Example Download the game content: ``` download_depot 640820 640821 6741447117850778077 ``` ## Optional ### Change the download path You cannot change the path to which the depot downloads; however, you can "trick" Steam into downloading depots wherever you want using Junction Points. What are Junction Points? Junction Points are a type of symbolic link unique to the NTFS file system. If Steam was installed on your `C:` drive, and you wanted to download the depot to `D:`, you would do the following: 1. Delete the `app_640820` folder, if any, in `C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\content`. 2. Create a folder on `D:` named `app_640820`, such as `D:\app_640820`. 3. In a cmd shell, type: `mklink /J "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\content\app_640820" "D:\app_640820"` 4. Then, run the `download_depot` command in the Steam Console. If you do not know how to open the cmd shell, press `Win+R`, type `cmd`, and press `Enter`. ## Depot Manifests See: [Steam Depot Manifest Tables](/steam-console/tables)