How to repair a game on Steam verifying the integrity of your files

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How to repair a game on Steam verifying the integrity of your files


Sometimes Steam games may stop working on our computer We explain how to repair a Steam game by checking its files

If we usually play PC games on our computer, an application that we surely have installed is Steam, the largest online games store (at least, for now) which allows us to buy virtually any game in digital format (with interesting price reductions), download it to our computer and play it without needing anything else. Anyway, if we usually use this platform often surely we have ever encountered that, when going to open a game, it does not start, but returns an error and closes, unable to play at that time.

The reasons why this can happen are very varied, but in summary most of the time it is because some of the internal files of the game have been corrupted for some reason (a bad game shutdown, an error in Windows, an update that has been downloaded badly, etc.). When the file (or the files) is corrupt, the game appears to us as installed but, when we execute it, we can see how it returns an error that prevents us from playing.

The solution that many users choose is by erasing the game completely (either manually or from Steam) and downloading it again. However, it is often possible to solve this problem more quickly simply by checking the integrity of the game files from this application, something that we explain how to do next.

How to check the integrity of the files in Steam and repair a damaged game

To perform this file integrity check, the first thing we will do is open our Steam app in Windows, and then we will locate the I play in the list of titles that we have bought, which is giving us problems. Click on it with the right button to open the context menu of the game and access the Properties section of the game in question.

In the new window that will appear, select the tab "Local files" where we will see different options on the files of the game. To repair a damaged Steam game, click on the option “ Verify the integrity of the files “.

Steam will automatically check all the files in the game to Check that all are correct and none of them have been corrupted or modified.

If everything is correct, when the process is finished the game should work correctly. In case any file is damaged, then it will be Steam who will delete the corrupt file or files and download them again, thus solving the problems and making the game work normally again.

Have you ever had problems with Steam games? How did you solve them?

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