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post #11 of 18
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Found the issue. There were 2 files and 1 folder conflicting with Steam starting up. It was in the Steamapps folder, sourceinit.gcf, sourcemods, and winui.gcf. After removing these and letting Steam recreate them, all is well. Odd though.
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Yeah you are right, but he said he had issues with the games also not starting. He needs to delete clientregistry.blob or whole steam folder (make a copy of your steamapps folder!!!) except steam.exe. Basically is the same thing what you did.
MY bad also don't forget you can check you game files and it will redownload them if they are messed up.
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When I moved my Steam folder, I had to copy over tons of stuff from my AppData folder - many games stupidly put their saves and stuff there rather than in the Steam folder.
     
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post #14 of 18
With my steam, I have it installed on my secondary hard drive, and when I reinstall windows, I just install steam in the exact same location that it was before and all my games stay there. No copying needed, just don't uninstall steam, that will mess it all up.
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With my steam, I have it installed on my secondary hard drive, and when I reinstall windows, I just install steam in the exact same location that it was before and all my games stay there. No copying needed, just don't uninstall steam, that will mess it all up.
I got an separate HDD for only steam. Best idea imo.
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post #16 of 18
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I got an separate HDD for only steam. Best idea imo.
Well my steam folder is only like 60gb, so I just put it on my 360gb drive I have. then when I reinstall windows, I just install steam right on top of the old folder and it keeps all my settings.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by herkalurk View Post
I would take your steamapps folder out of the steam folder, and reinstall steam.

After reinstall, quit steam, move the folder back and start up steam.

Then delete the clientregistry.blob file, and force steam to update.

I would also verify game cache of each game so steam will verify the files made the move properly.
About to do the same.

Does the userdata folder need to be saved, or moved, with the steamapps folder as well?
Edited by SandShark - 6/20/11 at 5:21pm
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About to do the same.

Does the userdata folder need to be saved, or moved, with the steamapps folder as well?
Not necissarily....

Just contains your server visit history and such. The necessary data is in steam apps folder.
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