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Old 10-11-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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Question How to reinstall steam games?

How do I reinstall steam games? Do I just right click and do "Delete all local content" Then reinstall again? Because when I download company of heroes it took 3 hours. I dont really want to go through that again... I want to reinstall COH. I only get like 800kb/s (I should be getting like 5GB+ but whatever. Steam is dumb lol). Any other way to reinstall?
 
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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You have to delete the folder itself (look for your Steam folder). Yes, it will take quite a while to download again. Imagine what I had to go through when I had to reformat and install 20 of my Steam games all over again.
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:10 PM   #3
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You have to delete the folder itself (look for your Steam folder). Yes, it will take quite a while to download again. Imagine what I had to go through when I had to reformat and install 20 of my Steam games all over again.
I just built a new cpu...and cant seem to find my old games on steam...could u tell me how to re download them from steam.
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:22 PM   #4
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Log into your account.
Click on a game.
Click the "Install" button.
Click "Next" a few times.
Wait.
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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How do I reinstall steam games? Do I just right click and do "Delete all local content" Then reinstall again? Because when I download company of heroes it took 3 hours. I dont really want to go through that again... I want to reinstall COH. I only get like 800kb/s (I should be getting like 5GB+ but whatever. Steam is dumb lol). Any other way to reinstall?
5GB+ LMFAO, 5gb/s your harddrives can't store data that fast. Ok why do you want to delete it anyway? Why not just verify the game cache and repair it?
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:59 PM   #6
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How exactly would you repair the files if they are damaged?
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:10 PM   #7
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I just built a new cpu...and cant seem to find my old games on steam...could u tell me how to re download them from steam.
thank ahead
Was your old hard drive affected? You may not have to re-download.

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How exactly would you repair the files if they are damaged?
Is the game showing as installed or uninstalled? Are there files under Program Files > Steam > steamapps > common > [game name]?
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:10 PM   #8
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How exactly would you repair the files if they are damaged?
Open Steam and go to your Library-Games section. Right click on the game and click on Properties. Click on Verify integrity of game cache... Wait for it to complete and it will either tell you everything is OK or it will need to re-download files.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:11 PM   #9
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How exactly would you repair the files if they are damaged?
right-click, verify
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:13 PM   #10
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Imagine what I had to go through when I had to reformat and install 20 of my Steam games all over again.

Imagine downloading/installing 350+ titles.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:21 PM   #11
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right now it's saying "1 file failed to validate and will be reaquired", but it's not moving from there.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:59 PM   #12
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I only get like 800kb/s
Try reinstalling your entire library at 400kb/s with a 40GB cap. I've still got 24 games left and installing just one uses 1/4 of my bandwidth for the entire month
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:48 PM   #13
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I one snailmail'ed someone a backup of The Orange Box, it was faster than him downloading it (even if he wasn't on a 4GB quota).
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:28 PM   #14
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"Are there files under Program Files > Steam > steamapps > common > [game name]? "

Yes there are files there.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:24 PM   #15
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off topic sorry but im a terminology and mislabeled speed , first off its not a new "cpu" its just a new computer the cpu is short for the central processor unit, and no you cannot hit 5GB/s

back on topic
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