When The Elder Scrolls Online North American megaserver went down, players had the option of either waiting for the 13 1/2 hour long maintenance window to end, or to change to the European megaserver that was still up and running. Most people did not want to switch because it seemed the game makes you download the entire 20 gigabytes all over again.
Good news: You do not have to download again to switch megaservers. I have gone step-by-step through the process to document what to do to get the second megaserver running on your PC.
Step 1: Change Megaserver
Load the game launcher and click on the cog icon in the upper right hand corner. This will load your settings screen. Under the megaserver drop down menu, click on the one you wish to switch to. Click Apply. If it starts to install, hit pause and then close the launcher. If not, close the launcher.
Step 2: Set Up Folders
Go to your Program Files and find the folder for Zenimax Online (for 64-bit users, this will be in the Program Files (x86) directory). The folders that you will need are:
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Elder Scrolls Online EU
If you are switching to the European server, you will need to create the EU folderif not already available. If you are switching to the North American server, you will need to create the folder lacking EU. Open the folder that has all youroriginal files. Select all three folders and right-click. In the menu, click copy.
See the complete guide at GameSkinny.com.