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User Info: FreshOverlord

FreshOverlord
2 months ago#1
What the title says.

I decided to do a Steam re-installation (you know, deleting everything but the Steam.exe file) because it wasn't working and now Steam closes whenever it reaches the Log in screen.

Any ideas?
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User Info: daemon_dan

daemon_dan
2 months ago#2
Actually delete the .exe as well and download a totally fresh installer off the website.
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User Info: FreshOverlord

FreshOverlord
2 months ago#3
Alright, will do...but how do I back up my games? I have a slow-ass internet and downloading one 4gb game is like 3 days (or more), so redownloading them again would be a hassle.
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Kokuei05
2 months ago#4
If you already deleted everything, your games are already gone.
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arleas
2 months ago#5
FreshOverlord posted...
how do I back up my games?

move your steamapps folders to some other location, then after you reinstall, move them back. Steam will still need to go through the motions like it's downloading and installing the games but in reality they'll be checked on disk to make sure it's there and then it'll be reinstalled.
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User Info: FreshOverlord

FreshOverlord
2 months ago#6
Kokuei05 posted...
If you already deleted everything, your games are already gone.


Forgot to say I didn't delete it. So they're safe, for now.

arleas posted...
FreshOverlord posted...
how do I back up my games?

move your steamapps folders to some other location, then after you reinstall, move them back. Steam will still need to go through the motions like it's downloading and installing the games but in reality they'll be checked on disk to make sure it's there and then it'll be reinstalled.


A'aight, did just that!.

Will report back when Steam finishes updating
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User Info: FreshOverlord

FreshOverlord
2 months ago#7
Back.

Steam still closes itself :(

What a pain
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FreshOverlord
2 months ago#8
Weird, now it works.

How would I go about restoring my games? All of them appear as uninstalled on my library
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