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Old 06-14-2013, 07:35 AM   #1
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case-insensitive filesystem?

Hey fellow gamers,

today, after 3years of working fine, my steam does not want to start up and gives me this message:

'Steam requires that 'C:\Program Files\Steam' be on a case-insensitive filesystem.'

As far as I know I haven't change anything on my computer since the last time I use steam (yesterday).

Does someone know what causes this and how to solve this?

It on a windows xp

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:45 AM   #2
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Try running steam as an admin.

Aslo are you doing anything 'weird' you're not running thi via wine or something dubm areyou?
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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This is the only account on my computer thus its (the only) admin.

and I am just trying to run it by double clicking the icon on my screen as always
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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Operating System?

All MS Os's have case insensitive File Systems.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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sorry, i will add that now. im on a windows xp
and the funny thing is steam has always been working on my dads mac too without ever screaming about case insensitive filesystems
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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sorry, i will add that now. im on a windows xp
Service Pack?

XP is nearing end of support, though it's still popular.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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i know xp is nearing the end of support, but i didn't think that it would mean the end of being able to run steam. it the 2002 home edition
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:00 AM   #8
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That doesn't answer my question...

SP1, SP2, SP3 or no service pack at all?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:02 AM   #9
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sorry, messed up. its service pack 3
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:04 AM   #10
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Thanks, If I were you I'd raise a ticket with steam support (SP3 is still supported).
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:37 PM   #11
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Windows 7

As per OP - opening Steam today, failed with the "steam requires that <install location> be on a case insensitive filesystem".

I have tried everything to no avail!
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:37 PM   #12
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As per OP - opening Steam today, failed with the "steam requires that <install location> be on a case insensitive filesystem".

I have tried everything to no avail!

Google says that the issue is related to Steam folder permissions...

So try creating a Steam folder on your desktop, then move Steam files there, and run Steam...

If it works, delete the original Steam folder, and move the new Steam folder from your desktop to the desired location...
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