View Full Version : "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam\games" -- What's it for?

Edward To
04-21-2010, 08:27 AM
Under the directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam\games", there are a bunch of Steam game icons with long names consisting of letters and numbers.

What is this folder for? I notice that this folder contains icons for games which I currently have installed, but also for those which I have previously uninstalled. Is it safe to delete the icons for games which I have already uninstalled? Will the icons be automatically downloaded again the next time I re-install the game? What do these icons affect?

The reason I ask is because I wish to do a full uninstall of a game, and hate having any leftover files/registries on my hard drive.

Thanks in advance,

04-21-2010, 08:31 AM
i think it's used for the option "create shorcut to the desktop"

04-21-2010, 08:57 AM
\Program Files (x86)

I don't have that directory.

What created it?


04-21-2010, 09:01 AM

It comes with Vista 64bit.:)

Jagged Tooth
04-21-2010, 09:29 AM
\Program Files (x86)

I don't have that directory.

What created it?

Gentle: The (x86) part is only in 64-bit Windows.

OP: That folder is used for game icons. I'm not sure if they are for destop icons of Steam itself. But if you are unistalling the game you should be able to delete the relevant game icon. If Steam needs the icon, Steam should re-download it.