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I just backed up a game that is 4GBs onto a flash drive and it says the game is 2Gbs on the flash drive is that normal? I would like to have the game on another PC. Thanks for your help in advance.
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I just backed up a game that is 4GBs onto a flash drive and it says the game is 2Gbs on the flash drive is that normal? I would like to have the game on another PC. Thanks for your help in advance.

It has compressed the game i think. Did you set the size before backup? You can either enter a value or set it to CD or DVD size.
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I also say that it compressed it, otherwise the backup was not completed entirely.
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I didn't know so, I put it as a CD size.
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I didn't know so, I put it as a CD size.

Yeah that's fine, it has just compressed it. Nothing to worry about.
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I also say that it compressed it, otherwise the backup was not completed entirely.

I was completed entirely, it asked me if I wanted to finish and I clicked finish.
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Yeah that's fine, it has just compressed it. Nothing to worry about.

But, I looked at the files inside and it didn't say anything like the original.
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I didn't know so, I put it as a CD size.

CD size will compress it.

Depending on the CD-R, this could mean 650MB or 700MB in size. So compression is a definite.

Why it was 2GB, I'm not sure. Perhaps it could only compress it so far.
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But, I looked at the files inside and it didn't say anything like the original.

It won't, it's compressed. Think of it as a zipped folder that only Steam can read.
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But, I looked at the files inside and it didn't say anything like the original.

Yep, files look strange when compressed wink.gif

Trust me, your fine. Here, look at one of my several steam backups smile.gif

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You and i don't understand it, but steam WILL.
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