Steam Game Deleted Itself, How to Fix It

I started up my computer to play Steam games and turned my PC off at night. The following day when I went to play, every game deleted itself, and I went to my Steamapps to realize that the common folder wasn't there. I found my games in uninstall programs. How can I recover them?

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Brithny· Answered on May 14, 2024

Don't worry; you can recover deleted game files as the Steam game deleted itself. You should note that most of the time, it is due to not shutting down Steam properly or using an external hard drive.

Or if there is an eminent hardware failure or corrupted data on the drive due to other issues. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help you fix the Steam game deleted itself issue.

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Here are the steps you can refer to:

Step 1. Open the EaseUS game files recovery tool on your PC, and select the partition storing your deleted Steam games.

Step 2. Click the 'Sacn' button to view all the deleted files, and choose the deleted Steam game files.

Step 3. Click 'Recover' to get your games back. Choose a new location on your HD to store the recovery Steam games files.

When Steam regards a game as uninstalled, the game may disappear on your PC even if it wasn't deleted manually. If you try to reinstall it, Steam will start a process to locate lost files, which takes a fraction of the installation time as it would normally.

Suppose you find the deleted Steam game files in your uninstall program or other locations; you can try the following steps below:

Step 1. Go to 'Steam > Library'.

Step 2. Right-click on the deleted Steam game files and select 'Properties'.

Step 3. Select 'Verify Integrity of Game Cache' in local files, and after the process is finished, you can play the deleted Steam games again.

Note that if the Steamapps or common folder of the game are missing, you should reinstall the games yourself. Steam games installed on multiple HDs, and one HD doesn't synch properly or loses connection, will also lead to this situation.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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