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Have you ever had to reinstall all of your steam games all over again?

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I awoke to a corrupted operating system which refused to let me fix it, and i had to reinstall my entire operating system again.

I lost everything except my important documents which i had saved on an online storage facility.

Now i am in the process of downloading ALL of my steam games again.. At a speed of 1.5-2 mb/s. It takes like an hour or more to finish 1 game....
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Yea, i had too when i reinstalled and my fileserver's games backup drive had killed itself, and i didn't realise.

Very bad timing.

I got 20megabit unlimited internet, just left the PC on for 1 night and my 5 most played games had come down, then i just downloaded the rest of them whenever i felt like playing them.

Also, it's too late now, but sometimes you can fix steam corruptions by backing them up, and reinstalling steam, or removing steam.blob.

Also, i recommend you keep backups of your steam games on DVDs or different drives, it keeps you sane.
post #3 of 49
Yup, just recently when i did a clean windows 7 install.

250 gig worth of games, it took me a week
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post #4 of 49
yep a couple of times but now I keep a backup of my steam folder on my file server. Gigabit network FTW
post #5 of 49
Nope, have my OS on an SSD and a Hard Drive dedicated to Steam. Reformat, make a shortcut to Steam on the dedicated drive, job done.
    
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post #6 of 49
Don't feel bad. It takes me an hour to download 100mb.
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post #7 of 49
I've done it a few times..
HL2, CSS, BFBC2, CoD, Fallout and a bunch of games..

I keep backups of saved games for the SP games (Those that are stored in my doc's) and i take a monthly backup of the Steamapps folder, even though i usually just dl them again, the one or two i play one a regular basis first then the other ones.

Steam Sync has made it so easy to reroll your OS these days..
    
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post #8 of 49
yea on my new laptop,
and when I did a clean format on my new HD
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I accidentally my windows this day last week, so I had to reinstall everything. It is then I decided to play through my library one by one.
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I got a steady 3.2MB/s from Steam last time I downloaded CS:S again. I never saw it that fast before.
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