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How to uninstall steam games and steam itself?

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I don't have many games on steam and I want to move it to my ssd before I buy more. How do I uninstall steam and the two games I have installed?
post #2 of 9
There are several apps that can set it up so you can have the games on a separate HDD.
http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover

Or you can do a back up so you don't have to re download all over again.

To uninstall just right click the game and hit uninstall in Steam. Uninstall Steam through Add Remove programs.
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1-backup games
2-uninstall steam
3-install steam on new ssd.
4-restore games.

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Yea, I don't like steam mover. It doesn't give me the option to uninstall the game when I right click it.
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If you uninstall steam it uninstalls all the games that are installed as well, no need to uninstall them from steam first. I accidentally did this and found out the hard way thinking my games would still be there after I reinstalled steam. They weren't. xD

The steam game backup is a joke, you honestly are better off just copy/pasting the games to a new location if you know how to do it, most of the games are in the following folder(s)

C:/Program Files(x86)/Steam/SteamApps/Common
C:/Program Files(x86)/Steam/SteamApps/(steam username)

If you backup both of those to an alternate location before uninstalling steam then you can restore them into your steam folder after you reinstall everything.
Edited by XiCynx - 11/6/11 at 10:36am
post #6 of 9
Just copy and paste your Steam folder to another location. Uninstall Steam. Then reinstall Steam.
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Originally Posted by †Blade†;15593728 
The steam game backup is a joke

Why?!!! confused.gif i think its good.
    
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post #8 of 9
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Thank you all, it worked.
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Originally Posted by Fantasy;15593775 
Why?!!! confused.gif i think its good.

Well I shouldn't have been so harsh on that reply to steam backup, it is okay if you have a minimal amount of games, but myself, I have 100+ games installed on my steam and the backup take f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to backup and then f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to restore.

Last time I tried it it gave me an error that some file was corrupt within it and it couldn't restore the files. Tweaked a brain cell and ever since then I have just done it the good ol' fashioned way. xD
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