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steam, files,

by _Spitfire / January 19, 2017 4:20 PM PST

i had trouble finding the steam file for a mod i was downloading and so when i found the file i went to pin it to my quick access to make it easier to find for the next time and when i got done i went to click on the Steam app and it said the file was moved and that i could no longer access it or something like that so i had to re-download steam and i'm having to re install my games, not sure where i went wrong but i could use some advice

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2017 4:44 PM PST
In reply to: steam, files,

I've seen folk move when they wanted to create a shortcut.

Tell me how you make a pin.

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by _Spitfire / January 19, 2017 5:53 PM PST
In reply to: Pin?

I clicked on the steam file folder and dragged it over to the quick access section and it pinned it to it (i guess that's the right terminology), if there's a more efficient or better way to do that i'm all ears.

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To be sure you don't move a folder.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2017 6:13 PM PST
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file deletion
by _Spitfire / January 19, 2017 6:20 PM PST

In my error of moving the file it somehow deleted the Steam file or something when i tried moving it in the first place, i had to re-download Steam along with re-installing my games. Im not sure how it did this or if it did it in my mistake.

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With Steam it's not a fatal error.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2017 6:31 PM PST
In reply to: file deletion

With other things you would not be as lucky.

Note: Corrected autocorrect spelling error with Moderator edit.

Post was last edited on January 19, 2017 6:32 PM PST

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