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So Nation Red and Left 4 Dead 2 got some small updates today, but for some reason steam is downloading the entire game again, I check the instal files in the common folder and the size implies it is already installed, which they should be, I recently played both games.

I've also had problems downloading Quake Collection, my files keep getting corrupt while downloading and verifying integrity succeeds and then fails on a second run.

Is there a fix for this other than re-installing steam or possibly reformatting my OS drive?
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 1/10/12 at 7:21pm
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I recall this happening before, I think it's just an issue with Steam. When it's trying to do that, just exit Steam and reload it, it should not try to re-download the game at that point.
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Thankyou for the suggestions.

Tried verifying files, that got stuck at 100%, exiting steam did not fix the problem, I just deleted the files and downloaded them again. I hope it's a Steam problem and not my steam files, I'd rather not re-install 300GB worth of games. Guess I will find out if it is a problem on my end next time there is a game update.
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YES ... I had this happen to me the other day too ... at first all I was doing was loading up COD MW2 for the first time in forever, and it said STEAM itself had an update, so I clicked YES to allow it ... next thing I know it's uninstalling the COD MW2 Game and says I need to re-install the game all while STEAM itself is supposedly in the middle of ITS update also ? bizarre ... long story short I had no choice allowed it to re-install the game but it only took like 4-5 minutes so I'm guessing it wasn't a complete RE-INSTALL and just a PATCH of some type only ? oh well, it works again. And just last night a Buddie of mine had the exact same issue and results when we tried playing the Special-Op CO-OP mode, I'm guessing it's something with STEAM itself.

   
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