1. Post #1
    Juice_Layer's Avatar
    February 2010
    1,508 Posts
    I have an error with my friends list on steam to where I cannot see nor chat with any of my friends. I have read that I must repair / uninstall steam in order to resolve this. However, the repair function did not work, it came up with an error. I want to uninstall Steam, but I am afraid it will remove all of the games I currently have installed on the HDD. Can I uninstall only the application and keep the games?

    Thanks!

    Also, if there is another way around this friends list dilemma, let me know please

    (User was banned for this post ("This isn't a Steam support section." - rilez))
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  2. Post #2
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    solid_jake's Avatar
    November 2007
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    If you uninstall steam but make a copy of the steamapps folder you should be good.

    Or just use the "Back up games" function in the steam tab

    Edited:

    (The latter is probably the safest way to go)
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  3. Post #3
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    -ninja'd-
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  4. Post #4
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    TicTac's Avatar
    February 2007
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    https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...4595-wexn-6831

    Follow instructions 3 and 4 and it should fix it.
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  5. Post #5
    Juice_Layer's Avatar
    February 2010
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    https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...4595-wexn-6831

    Follow instructions 3 and 4 and it should fix it.
    Changed my ClientRegistry.blob name, starting steam, it's taking quite a while to update. This is good!
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  6. Post #6
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
    18,257 Posts
    If that doesn't work, delete everything in your steam folder except steamapps and steam.exe
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  7. Post #7
    Juice_Layer's Avatar
    February 2010
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    If that doesn't work, delete everything in your steam folder except steamapps and steam.exe
    First thing failed, doing what you said now.

    Edited:

    -_- nothing... it's still exactly the same. GOD DAMMIT
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  8. Post #8
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    K1ngo64's Avatar
    May 2008
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    Move steamapps folder out of your Steam folder then do an uninstall and reinstall and then put the steamapps folder back in.
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  9. Post #9
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
    18,257 Posts
    I know this might seem stupid, but are you using a custom steam skin?

    Well of course that wouldn't be the problem, otherwise it would have been fixed by my first post.
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  10. Post #10
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    Bubz's Avatar
    September 2009
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    Delete everything except steamapps then download the installer again and repair or what ever.


    Well then you're fucked and you should just delete everything and format your computer.
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  11. Post #11
    munky91's Avatar
    August 2008
    1,953 Posts
    To answer your question, uninstalling Steam does not remove your games from the harddrive. Your new question may be is there an easier way to fix it, but I can't help you there.
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  12. Post #12
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    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
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    To answer your question, uninstalling Steam does not remove your games from the harddrive. Your new question may be is there an easier way to fix it, but I can't help you there.
    yes it does
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  13. Post #13
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    May 2008
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    yes it does
    I sure do hope OP read this post before removing steam.

    Spreading around misinformation like that is irresponsible as hell and I really wish people would stop doing it.
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  14. Post #14
    Dennab
    August 2008
    4,435 Posts
    Move steamapps folder to desktop.
    Reinstall steam.
    Move steamapps folder back to steam folder.
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  15. Post #15
    Juice_Layer's Avatar
    February 2010
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    I'll try removing everything but steamapps and relocating that when I get back to my gaming pc.
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  16. Post #16
    Dennab
    August 2008
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    I'll try removing everything but steamapps and relocating that when I get back to my gaming pc.
    Good, hopefully that will fix your problem.
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  17. Post #17
    Juice_Layer's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Lol reformatted. Let's see whatsup.
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  18. Post #18
    CoolKingKaso's Avatar
    March 2010
    5,151 Posts
    yes it does
    But it gives you the ability to reinstall your games. At least, it did for me for when I switched comps and removed the steam program from my old computer the last time. Purchases are linked with your account.
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  19. Post #19
    Juice_Layer's Avatar
    February 2010
    1,508 Posts
    My comp needed a revamp anyways, I just formatted it. Hell yeah! Friends show up again.
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  20. Post #20
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
    18,257 Posts
    Probably was an overkill solution, but I guess it worked for you.
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  21. Post #21
    Juice_Layer's Avatar
    February 2010
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    Probably was an overkill solution, but I guess it worked for you.
    Well I didn't do it because of steam, my computer was crying for one anyways.
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  22. Post #22
    Turbo Dyke
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    June 2010
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    A reformat always does some form of good, unless you take a LOT of care with your installation.
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