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Backup your steamapps folder. (copy and paste it somewhere else).

Uninstall steam, then reinstall it. Replace the steamapps folder with your old one.
This.

Had to reinstall windows and just copied my steamapps folder. Installed steam, pasted it inside, and ran steam like nothing had ever happened.
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Is it installed on your SSD? If so is it the only app that's running "slow"?
Nah it isn't the difference between SSD & HDD, it is way beyond that.
Been using this same Steam folder even after a few formats, if possible it probably came from my old rig (q6600) I just do not remember.

Couldn't even uninstall it from the control panel since it was never properly installed.
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Make sure you watch out for this, I lost a few oblivion characters because of it.
Same with my blackops, and mw2 spec ops saves.





Posted a suggestion on the steam forums about including a checkbox for leaving all the games when uninstalling steam, but ended up getting trolled by everyone, even the mods over there.

Terrible forum tbh.
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I got scared when you said that, but I checked and still have my saves of Obliviion all 600mb worth of saves.

Updating my client now, wish the initial download would have everything ready. >.<
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I said it because I remembered you had that thread before.

600mb! Dang, how many characters do you have?
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I said it because I remembered you had that thread before.

600mb! Dang, how many characters do you have?
600 migs?

that's it?


My crysis save folder was 1.8GB.
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I save a lot cause it likes to crash and corrupt every blue moon cause of all the mods I have installed. Didn't really read any of the instructions I just did everything blind.


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600 migs?

that's it?


My crysis save folder was 1.8GB.
I rarely saved in that game, got through it pretty quick except the alien part which I found very boring.
Also I just started the game, no where near done I think I have less than 40 hours.



Edit - Feels so much snappier now, just syncing/updating some of my games.
Thanks everyone! +rep
Edited by LiLChris - 1/31/11 at 9:15pm
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I noticed Steam always running slow when they brought out the new client. The old one used to run fine. The new one chugs, even on a i7 setup. The games are fine, just the client sucks. Especially if you are downloading.
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