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Old 04-12-2011, 05:01 AM   #1
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"Fix" for "Could Not Connect to Steam Network" doesn't work

Whenever I try to log into steam now, I am given the "Could not connect to steam network. This could be due to a problem with your internet connection, or with the steam network. Please visit www.steampowered.com for more info." Steam was working fine a few weeks ago or so and now I can't connect to the network all of a sudden. I tried the fix in the sticky and that did not change anything. I've tried reinstalling steam and that doesn't seem to help. Are others having this problem and is there some other way to fix this?
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:51 PM   #2
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I am having this exact same problem.

Steam was working just fine 4 days ago when my friend and I pre-ordered Portal 2. I read today that the pre-loading can start and now I can't connect to Steam.

Nothing has changed in my home network that I know of; I can successfully log in to www.steampowered.com with my Steam ID; and I was able to use the application to successfully change my password.

The only other change recently was that I opted into Steam Guard, but I'm positive that was a wile ago and had successfully connected since then.

I've opened a ticket with the support portion of the site, but I'm not holding my breath.

Hope this gets resolved before next Tuesday.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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I found a fix that worked for me.

Shut down Steam first.

Then, in your Steam folder ( /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Steam on OS X) delete ClientRegistry.blob file (or move if your not comfortable with deleting it).

Restart Steam and log in.

Success for me at least. Hope this helps you.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:17 AM   #4
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Yes! Thank you so much! This worked for me as well!
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:34 AM   #5
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I have the same problem, but deleting ClientRegistry.blob did not work.

It is very likely that I will go on a killing spree after this.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:17 AM   #6
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I'm having the exact same issue. There is no Steam file under Application Support on my mac. I have no clue why. I recently deleted and reinstalled steam to try and fix this same issue.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #7
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I'm having the exact same issue. There is no Steam file under Application Support on my mac. I have no clue why. I recently deleted and reinstalled steam to try and fix this same issue.
Are you sure you've looked at the right place?
/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Steam
The username has to be the user, with whom you've installed steam.
If you reinstall, but don't remove the files in your Application Support folder, it doesn't really change anything.


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Originally Posted by nacholabs View Post
I have the same problem, but deleting ClientRegistry.blob did not work.

It is very likely that I will go on a killing spree after this.
You could try to remove steam completely and reinstall.
- Delete Steam in your Applications folder.
- Go to /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Steam and delete everything in there.
If you don't want to redownload all your installed games, then don't delete the SteamApps folder!
- Download and reinstall Steam

I hope you guys manage to get it to work again!
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:36 PM   #8
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I tried taking out ClientRegistry.blob. Now it updates and then gives an error message:

ERROR: Failed to write output file 'SteamUI_1559.pkg'

anyone else experienced this?
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:11 PM   #9
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Will this work for me? Steam isn't starting up and the error message reads: "Steam failed to load: SteamStartEngine () failed with error 1:Cmultifieldblob(): Partial field header on end of record"

Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:15 PM   #10
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It worked! I love you.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #11
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I got this from Steam Support and it worked for me:


Please exit Steam and go to the folder Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Steam

Delete all of the files in this folder except for SteamApps.

Restart your computer.

Launch Steam and re-test the issue.

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

Note: If you are using Lion please do the following to enable your Library folder:

1. Open Terminal
2. Type chflags nohidden ~/Library
3. Close Terminal

You should see the Library folder available through the Go menu on the menu bar while holding down the option key.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #12
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I had the same problem, had to reinstall steam completely. I have no idea why it happens, it could be an antivirus issue.....
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:14 AM   #13
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For me, and I had the EXACT same issue, I was able to login after simply un-checking "remember me". lol

I was amazed.

If that doesn't work, just remove everything inside your steam folder except for the steam.exe and your "SteamApps" folder.

Between those two, you'll get in for sure.
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