How to Move Netflix Video to External Hard Drive

Am I able to move my Netflix downloads to my external hard drive? I am trying to free up some space on my laptop. If so, will I be able to play them from the hard drive?

When it comes to freeing up spaces on the computer, there is no more efficient and fast way than through cleaning or moving video and audio files away. Because, compared to the cache files, videos and audio are always stored in a fixed folder and relatively noticeable that you can easily locate them for deleting or moving away.

However, remember that not all video files can be easy to find. The process of locating Netflix downloads would be taken up too much of your time, for that those videos are stored on the "AppData" folder and always hidden. Worse yet, these files are unknown data files, and Netflix defines restrictions for them: downloaded titles are only available on the device on which they are downloaded. Therefore, even though you can locate and transfer them to the external hard drive, they are typically not visible and playable.

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To avoid this trouble, a professional video downloader for Netflix is necessary, which will help you download Netflix videos as common MP4 or MKV files so as to transfer them to external hard drive freely. The following text is going to show you how to download Netflix video with a top-ranking Netflix video downloader - FlixiCam, and move the downloads to external hard drive.

FlixiCam, featured a unique video downloading core, performs well since its inception. It is committed to helping users download any movie or TV shows from Netflix as MP4 or MKV files. With the help of such a smart tool, you can save HD Netflix videos as local files and move to external hard drives or SD cards with ease.

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The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to download Netflix movies and TV shows on computer with FlixiCam and move them to your external hard drive. You can download the latest verison of FlixiCam program and follow us.

Tutorial: How to Download Netflix Videos and Move to External Hard Drive

Step 1. Log in to Netflix Account

Launch FlixiCam and log into your Netflix account by entering any words to the search box to open the login window.

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Step 2. Customize the Output Settings

Tap on the gear icon on the top-right corner to access the setting window. There you can customize the output format (MP4 or MKV), output quality (High, Medium, Low), output path, Video codes (H.264 and H,265) and more.

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Step 3. Search Videos on FlixiCam

FlixiCam enables you to import videos by entering the name of movies & TV shows or copying and pasting the link of videos from Netflix Web Player to it. After inputting the video's name or link, simply press "Enter" button on your keyboard, followed that the program will list the video or all of the related videos.

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Step 4. Select Audio Track and Subtitle

Now you can go to the advanced download settings window to select the audio track and subtitle as needed. If you are trying to download a TV show, simply click the Download icon, followed that a window will pop up allowing you to select titles as well as seasons, and to choose audio track and subtitles by clicking "Advanced Download" in the bottom left corner. If you try to download a movie, please click the "Advanced Download" icon beside "Download" to open the window.

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Step 5. Start to Download Netflix Videos

Hit the Download button, the program will start downloading the Netflix videos. After that, you can click on Library to find the well-downloaded Netflix videos on local drive.

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Now, you can transfer the downloaded files to external hard drives without any limit.


Whether you have trouble with moving Netflix video to external hard drive or other devices, FlixiCam can always give a hand. It enables you to download any video from Netflix as local MP4 or MKV file, and provides the free trial version, which allows you to download the first 5 mins of each video in HD quality. To get the full video, please purchase a license. Of course, it is suggested to download the trial version first to test whether it meets your needs for downloading.