Yup! It is now updating the 7.69 gig install I have.. it reads 7.71 gigs now, which means changing the install location and start menu folder will bypass the steam location... For those with existing open beta installations ( 7 gigs + most likely.. ) .. You can use those files and update from that point, rather than re-downloading into the steam apps folder..
HOWEVER IF you ONLY have the Steam installation, Steam DOES delete everything, and re-downloads as SOON as you double click that shortcut thru steam... It also changes the path from every installation of STO on your hard drive to steam so thats why no matter what installation I was using, it was pointing at steam, where it deleted the files.. I hope this helps others.. I hope it will work for me after this 800 megs is over..
Full Metal, once I finish downloading on the Cryptic launcher here, can I move everything from the Steam apps folder to say a new folder on desktop, then change the reg ket install location to the desktop folder?
Would you suggest thats what I do when this thing finishes?