Be sure to close Steam completely (click the Steam menu at the top of the Steam window and select Exit) before deleting this file.Steam periodically detects the closest download server to you.Steam is generally pretty stable, but every now and then you’ll run into a problem.This guide gives solutions to common problems you’ll encounter in Steam, from games crashing or not working properly to Steam failing to launch.Games may appear uninstalled when Steam no longer recognizes the installation files.As long as the game folders are still in the proper location, attempting to launch a game will prompt a download.
You’ll find this file in your Steam directory – C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam by default.
In the properties window, click the Local Files tab and click the Verify Integrity of Game Cache button.
If Steam itself is failing to launch or you still experience odd issues with games not working properly, you might want to try deleting your Client file.
Steam will examine the game’s files and – if any problems are detected – will re-download the corrupted files from Steam’s servers.
To validate a game’s cache, right-click the game in your Steam library and select Properties.