Steam: Games Installed on Secondary Hard drive Not Found (Games Suddenly Uninstalled?! Steam can’t locate installs?!)

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Now the other day I was going to play some Sanctum 2 with Alex and for some reason Steam decided that none of the games I had installed on my secondary D:\ drive were installed anymore. The game names were completely grayed out in Steam, yet I could verify the games had been installed by navigating to my D:\ drive using Windows Explorer. So what gives? Thankfully, this is a very easy fix! Basically, Steam has forgotten where these games are installed, so we just need to add a Steam Library folder entry into settings to remind it. 

1. Open up steam, and under the Steam menu (top left on the window), go into Settings.

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2. In the settings window, click “Downloads”.

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3. At the top, you’ll see a heading called “Content Libraries”, underneath that is a button that says “Steam Library Folders”. Click that.

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4. Next, click “Add Library Folder”, navigate to the folder where your games are installed on your secondary (or tertiary, etc.) hard drive. Close that window, and you’re done!

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5. If you close the settings window and go back to your steam library, your games should be magically reinstalled!

 

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  • Gamer

    Thanks