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Old 05-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Non-Steam Games Disappearing From Library

I logged into Steam today and all my Non-Steam games I've added to my library disappeared from the list. This has happened in the past before, too. This a bug that they are working on, or anyone know a way to fix this?
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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I logged into Steam today and all my Non-Steam games I've added to my library disappeared from the list. This has happened in the past before, too. This a bug that they are working on, or anyone know a way to fix this?
same here, i'm getting rather tired of re-adding my games to steam...why does it keep doing this?

i understand steam doesn't want competition but seriously if i find it cheaper or DRM free i'm getting it somewhere else regardless how many times steam removes it from my library.

steams just jarateing me off and giving me another reason to shop else where.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
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That, and half the games I have from other sites aren't even on Steam (Dark Fall 2, Manhunt 2, Crysis 2 [well, wasn't on here when I bought it], few random indie games, etc). I'm thinking it's a bug or something.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:54 AM   #4
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Yeah, kept happening to me too. I re-added them two or three times and then said pinkhearts it, I'll just put some shortcuts on my desktop.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:43 AM   #5
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Gotta post here. Happened for the fifth or so time now. Only been happening for the past year for me, but still annoying and relatively frequent.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:10 AM   #6
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It is a pain in the when it happens, but once you add them back again you can backup a file and then next time it happens just restore that file.

This is the post that tells you what to do
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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Happened to me just now as well. It's annoying to me because I had several screenshots saved, and now the re-added game isn't associated with the screenshots folder anymore! Why did it do this?! >

I will use that advice MonkeySeeker linked to. Hopefully that will preserve the screenshot thing too...
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:48 AM   #8
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Happened to me just now as well. It's annoying to me because I had several screenshots saved, and now the re-added game isn't associated with the screenshots folder anymore! Why did it do this?! >

I will use that advice MonkeySeeker linked to. Hopefully that will preserve the screenshot thing too...
I've no idea if it will help with relinking the screenshots to be honest.

But as for what causes it - apparently it is something to do with Steam not syncing properly on exit. For example if you quit windows while Steam is running it might not exit and sync properly before Windows force closes it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:51 AM   #9
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This is f.kin' annoying... Why do I have to add my games again and again every week or so? JUST FIX IT !
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:30 PM   #10
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good to see that I can back up the file that has all my non-steam shortcuts but still it's really annoying. Please fix this Valve.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:07 AM   #11
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wow .. its good to see that so many years have passed and this s*ht is still happening -__- ...
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:27 PM   #12
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Still freaking irritating. Fix it already!
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:13 AM   #13
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This is happening 100% of the time when I shut down Steam/my computer. Would love a fix right about now..
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:16 PM   #14
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This is a regular issue for me and the rhyme or reason for it happening is not so apparent. All I know is every few weeks or months if I am lucky, I will have to add back all my non-steam games. They should give us the ability to restore it through a backup to their cloud vs us having to manhandle our way through all the games again or taking the time to make our own backups. Eventually I will stop caring and just say forget it since it is beyond annoying when you have a bunch of games to add back.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #15
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It is a pain in the when it happens, but once you add them back again you can backup a file and then next time it happens just restore that file.

This is the post that tells you what to do
This was working for me until like 2 days ago. Now copying the shortcuts.vdf over doesn't do anything.
A fix would be cool.
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