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User Info: bookwormbabe29

bookwormbabe29
3 weeks ago#1
I am fairly inexperienced with Steam, and have a question. I have a few games on there now, and I've beaten a few. Now as I understand it I can put some games into the library, removing most of the game files to free up space without losing the game from collection, my save data, achievements, etc. Only I don't know how this works, and don't want to make a costly error. An assist would be most appreciated. Thank you.
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User Info: Somato

Somato
3 weeks ago#2
what?

If i'm getting this right you're asking how you uninstall games without deleting achievements and stuff? They don't get deleted, achievements and "most" save files are saved by Steam Cloud

You'll have to look because a lot of games don't have Steam Cloud saving so you will manually have to go and copy those saves before you uninstall the game.
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User Info: Jimmys

Jimmys
3 weeks ago#3
Yeah as Somato said just right click the game in your installed game list and select uninstall. All your save files and such will be preserved and you can redownload it anytime you want to replay
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
3 weeks ago#4
The save files are located in a different folder I found.
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User Info: fox master xx

fox master xx
3 weeks ago#5
And for further information, most nonsteam games function this way. They typically do not delete save games unless you specifically tell it to during uninstall.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
3 weeks ago#6
http://www.gamesave-manager.com/

You can use something like that to gather up all your game saves into one place for archival purposes.
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User Info: USF

USF
3 weeks ago#7
You can keep your saves after you delete the game itself.
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User Info: F0cu5

F0cu5
3 weeks ago#8
Somato posted...
what?

If i'm getting this right you're asking how you uninstall games without deleting achievements and stuff? They don't get deleted, achievements and "most" save files are saved by Steam Cloud

You'll have to look because a lot of games don't have Steam Cloud saving so you will manually have to go and copy those saves before you uninstall the game.

This. It's different game by game for save files so look it up.

However, for all games, uninstalling won't remove the game from your library or delete Steam achievements.
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