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Old 09-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't find steam folder in Lion

I have to update my steam but I'm in offline mode. So I can't really update my steam.
I'm trying to do this:

Originally Posted by sterlingdax View Post
Hi, I had this same problem, and got this answer from Support, which worked fine for me:

"Hello Sterling,

Thank you for contacting Steam Support.

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.

Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

If the issue persists, make sure your network is optimized for Steam:

Title: Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
Link: http://support.steampowered.com/kb_a...1456-EUDN-2493

If you have any further questions, please let us know."

Steam will update once started, and it will look like all of your games are gone, they will turn yellow, 'update' and everything should be fine.
The problem is that there's no steam folder in the Application Support folder I have tried to use spotlight and search for the folder but I found nothing...

Found a solution!

Originally Posted by agegarton View Post
In Lion, the Library folder is hidden so you won't see your Steam folder. If you don't want to mess around with the registry or enter Terminal commands, you can simply go to the "GO" menu, select Go To Folder, and enter: ~/Library

You should now be able to see the Steam folder, and the registry.vdf file inside that. Simply rename the file, or delete the full stop so that Steam doesn't recognise the file (you can delete the file, but best to rename first as if this fails, you might want to be able to revert back).

Once the file has been renamed, you should be able to start up Steam and get back online. Note: if the above fails, try following all of the steps again but rather than starting up Steam, re-install it instead.

Worked for me - I'm now back online.

Happy gaming!

Last edited by Martan: 09-02-2011 at 01:12 PM.
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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Check this post, it tells you how to make the library visible:
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