Steam keeps validating game files
What are the common troubleshooting steps I can take to resolve these issues as quickly as possible?
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You also can generate and review your Dx Diag and MSInfo files; Dx Diag files show your system specs, and MSInfo files have a “Windows Error Reporting” section showing what is failing if your game crashes.
All it says is missing executable for every game, and payday 2 beta just keeps saying validating files to 100% and nothing happens after that. Ive tried deleteing the appcache and running as an administrator but to no avail.
Move the subfolder /steamapps/ in a safe place before uninstalling Steam, then do the following steps: Uninstall Steam Reinstall Steam Launch Steam Exit Steam Move the content of your /steamapps/ backup to the new /steamapps/ subfolder Relaunch Steam At this point Steam should find all games without any other action; in the worst case, where Steam does not detect some games as installed, just reinstall them and the game will be downloaded and ready in few seconds/minutes because it only need to validate the game content cache. Navigate to your Steam installation folder (~C:\Program Files\Steam) Delete the 'appcache' folder.
Restart your computer and attempt to launch the game through Steam If that doesn't work, then contact Steam and ask them for help because I am at a loss Try this Completely exit Steam.