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Old 05-09-2010, 07:55 AM   #1
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All my games are uninstalled

Ok I turned my computer logged on to steam wanted to play tf2 and the game was uninstalled. All my other games are uninstalled to. Anyone know what possibly happened. I had about 15 games installed. I even did a system restore to about 5 or so days ago (The games were fine on friday but just to make sure). STILL the games are uninstalled. I need help because that is about 3 or 4 days worth of installing games.
Also it is only with steam games. I can play Company of heroes,NFS Shift, and Cod4

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Old 05-09-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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i sent a support ticket about this and i can send u what they told me to do.

hold on

Solution 1:
Hello Henning,

Thank you for contacting Steam Support.

Please exit Steam and go to the folder called C:\Program Files\Steam\ (this is the default location for a Steam installation - if you set a different installation directory, you will need to browse to it).

Delete all of the files in this folder except:

The Steamapps folder and Steam.exe (this file is listed as an application and features the black and white Steam logo)

Restart your computer.

Then, you will need to launch Steam.exe from within the Steam installation folder, and not from a pre-existing shortcut.

With Steam running, re-test the original issue.

Note: This process will not affect your currently installed games.

Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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SOLUTION 2: ( because first didnt work 4 me )

Hello Henning,

Lets do a completely fresh install of Steam by using the following steps:

1. Write down your Steam Account name and password - you will need them to log back into Steam once you have reinstalled
2. Logout of Steam if you are able to do so
3. Exit Steam
4. Move SteamApps out of the Steam folder. This is the folder that holds your games.
5. If you are having problems with a specific game, delete it's folder from SteamApps/<account> - Uninstall via Add/Remove programs, if you can
6. Restart if prompted
7. Delete Steam folder if it still exists
8. Hit windows key + r ( run at the start menu ) and type regedit
9. Delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve (or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve on 64-bit Windows)
10. Restart
11. Download and install a fresh copy of the Steam installer from http://www.steampowered.com/download/SteamInstall.msi
12. Run the installer
13. Exit Steam before you first login
14. Move your SteamApps folder back
15. Run Steam and test the issue.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:39 AM   #3
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Thanks I'll give them a try.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:45 AM   #4
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Thanks I'll give them a try.
NP :P
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:48 AM   #5
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when i did that ( solution 2 ) i had to update the games though it was a 1 second update. ( just sayin )
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:19 AM   #6
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+ rep zeretex!
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #7
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That happened to me too.Im am jarateed off. I was moving some addons into my GMOD and when i restarted my steam everything was UNINSTALLED and by everything i meanEVERYTHING! I AM SO jarateED OFF
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:28 PM   #8
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Maybe the directories changed? who knows. Often once i format my computer i dont want to transfer all 170GB of my Steam games onto my computer so i download steam and let it install then transfer only the games i want. Doing this creates a problem.

The fresh steam install creates the directory C:/Program Files(x86)/Valve

However the directory on my external HDD was C:/Program Files(x86)/Steam.After transferring my games, they cannot be read as the directory it is trying to find was "Steam" and not the newly created C:/Program Files(x86)/Valve. Giving the appearance that my games were uninstalled when they were present on the hard drive. Try checking if the directories are still the same, no reason why this should be the problem but you never know
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:43 PM   #9
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This just happened to me, does the method in the 2nd post still work?
Kinda strange though, all my source games are still there, ie HL HL2 TF2 etc, just missing like 100 other games
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:04 PM   #10
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This just happened to me, does the method in the 2nd post still work?
Kinda strange though, all my source games are still there, ie HL HL2 TF2 etc, just missing like 100 other games
I don't know if this method will solve your problem, but it will definitely not worsen it.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:35 PM   #11
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did first step then step 2 and nothing happend it just got worse now i cant verify integrity and when i click install game it pops up searching for games update and nothing els
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:14 AM   #12
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Steam Library came unlinked

The issue for me was that Steam forgot where its library on my D: drive was. Once I re-added it using Settings > Downloads > Steam Library Folders all of my games reappeared.
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