Where Do Steam Deleted Files Go | How to Find Them

I want to recover the deleted files of Steam on my Windows PC, but I can't find them. Where do Steam deleted files go? How can I recover them?

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Brithny· Answered on May 11, 2023

Where do Steam deleted files go? Games installed on Steam are stored in the location 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\' by default, and if you delete the game files using the 'Delete' key, the deleted game files will go to Recycle Bin on your Windows PC.

And if you want to recover deleted Steam game progress, you can restore the deleted files in Recycle Bin to recover accidentally deleted Steam game files:

Step 1. Double-click 'Recycle Bin' on the Desktop.

Step 2. Find the deleted Steam game files in the Recycle Bin window.

Step 3. Click 'Restore', and the deleted Steam game files will return to their original location.

Besides, you can find the deleted Steam game files in 'Steam > Library > Properties > Local Files'. And I would like to introduce an effective third-party software designed to recover deleted game files, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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If you can't find the deleted Steam game files on Windows, you probably permanently deleted them, but they're still saved in their original location. Stop writing data into the HD you stored Steam game files before to avoid further data loss. And follow the steps to recover permanently deleted files:

Step 1. Install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your Windows PC, and select the partition which stored your game files before.

Step 2. Click 'Scan' to view all deleted files, including the Steam game files you deleted.

Step 3. Select the deleted game files you want to restore and click 'Recover' to save them in a new location on your Windows.

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