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Old 03-26-2011, 08:28 AM   #1
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CCleaner has deleted my Steam client cache!! Help me please!!!

I usually clean my temp files with ccleaner, but the last time, cclener deleted my steam cache. And now, i cant see the steam store correctly... The stylesheets and some images has been deleted, and it donst come back when i refresh store.

I tried to reinstall steam client, but it didnt work!!

i add some caps...
Cap 1
Cap 2

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:28 AM   #2
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Ccleaner will only do that if you tell it to.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:32 AM   #3
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Delete all files (no folders) in Steam folder except Steam.exe - after that start Steam.exe and it will redownload all other Steam files.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:32 AM   #4
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http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/changelog/

What we learned from this incident?
ALWAYS check the ccleaner´s changelog, when you have installed the new version.

That way you might be able to avoid issues like this.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:46 AM   #5
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Ccleaner will only do that if you tell it to.
Yes, but the last ccleaner update has added the steam folders and i didnt know it.

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http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/changelog/

What we learned from this incident?
ALWAYS check the ccleaner´s changelog, when you have installed the new version.

That way you might be able to avoid issues like this.
That is right, if i had known it...

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Delete all files (no folders) in Steam folder except Steam.exe - after that start Steam.exe and it will redownload all other Steam files.
I have just do it, but it isnt work...

A lot of thanks to all...but i really need help please, i have more than 200 GB in steam games and i would not like to reinstall it...
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:49 AM   #6
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Some sort of a hammer method (it works basically always) is deleting everything except Steam.exe and SteamApps\, meaning also delete all the folders except the one with your games in. Also, you should not delete userdata, some games store their saves there. After that, everything should be as good as new.

And maybe CCleaner isn't that good afterall. What is it really good for anyway? Sure, cleaning temporary files, but that can be done easier and stuff like cookies and browser cache are better manageable inside the browser itself.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:04 AM   #7
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CCleaner ruins an enormous amount of software, especially those that relies on registry keys - I wouldn't use it at all.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:14 PM   #8
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Random "experts" aim to use CCleaner without reading and then complain that it ruins systems.

The software is not for the layman. There are plenty of CCleaner guides online if you want to understand how to use it.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:53 PM   #9
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Only way I think you can fix this, is to reinstall steam, just move out your steampps folder to desktop so you dont have to download all your stuff again and reinstall steam and move back the steamapps folder

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CCleaner ruins an enormous amount of software, especially those that relies on registry keys - I wouldn't use it at all.
Never had a problem with it =/
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:18 PM   #10
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I ran that thing and it looked wierd, but then i refreshed and it looked fine.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #11
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CCleaner ruins an enormous amount of software, especially those that relies on registry keys - I wouldn't use it at all.
As others said, you shouldn't be using it if you have no idea what you're doing.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:29 PM   #12
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Ive used CCleaner for nearly 3 years now, never had any problems at all.

And all I do is click "Run Cleaner" and it deletes like 1gb each week and im done with it. Never had any issues involving steam or other applications.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:15 AM   #13
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Ok, thanks for all, i dont want anyone to get angry with anyone...

CCleaner is a good tool, i have used it for a lot of year, and never given me problems.

From now, i will be more careful.

Well, i've got to fix the problem:

1- Close Steam client.
2- Delelete all files and directories excluding STEAM.EXE and SteamApps folder.
3- Resteart computer.
4- Reinstall steam client from installer.
5- fixed!

This a similar way as Rebel44 said...

Again thanks for all.

See you!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #14
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CCleaner ruins an enormous amount of software, especially those that relies on registry keys - I wouldn't use it at all.
This is just false. I've ran ccleaner for over 6 years and never had a problem with it. Unless you have something to back up your claim there's simply no reason for anyone to believe you.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:17 PM   #15
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Well, I use it very sparingly and only allow it to remove specific things. Arbitrarily removing regkeys is detrimental to your OS.

I haven't used it more than once on this computer and only a handful of times total in many years and many, many more computers. I build, repair and clean up computers as a sole occupation for the last ten years.

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