Validating steam cache files
Have you ever downloaded a large 20GB+ game on Steam only to find out that it won't run due to corrupt or missing files?
We also recommend backing up your game saves through the Steam Cloud or onto a flash drive before attempting to fix it.
Step 1: Launch Steam Step 2: Go to the Library tab in Steam and select the game you want to fix Step 3: Right Click on the game and click on Properties Step 4: Select the Local Files tab Step 5: Click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache Step 6: Wait for Steam to validate your game’s install if it finds anything wrong with it those files will be re-downloaded and installed.
Step 7: Click play and Steam will re-install and launch your game. Verifying the Integrity of your Game Cache will fix your install if there are corrupted or missing files in your game.
When you try to launch the game again, the game will be fixed if Steam finds anything wrong with it and should be fully operational!
If you are using the Steam gaming platform you may have encountered situations where games would not run properly anymore.