Step-by-Step Guide: Uninstalling Steam Games

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2024 by

Steam is a popular digital distribution platform for video games, with millions of users worldwide. While it offers a convenient way to purchase and play games, you may find yourself wanting to uninstall some of them to free up space on your computer. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of uninstalling Steam games.

Step 1: Open Steam

The first step is to open the Steam application on your computer. You can do this by double-clicking on the Steam icon on your desktop or by searching for “Steam” in your computer’s search bar.

Step 2: Go to Library

Once Steam is open, click on the “Library” tab at the top of the screen. This will bring up a list of all the games you have installed on your computer.

Step 3: Select the Game to Uninstall

Scroll through your list of games and find the one you want to uninstall. Right-click on the game and select “Manage” from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Click on “Uninstall”

A new window will pop up with various options. Click on the “Uninstall” button to begin the uninstallation process.

Step 5: Confirm Uninstallation

A confirmation window will appear, asking if you are sure you want to uninstall the game. Click on “Delete” to confirm.

Step 6: Wait for Uninstallation to Complete

The game will now begin to uninstall. The time it takes will vary depending on the size of the game and your computer’s processing speed. You can track the progress of the uninstallation in the same window.

Step 7: Repeat for Additional Games

If you want to uninstall more than one game, simply repeat the process for each game you want to remove from your computer.

Step 8: Restart Steam

Once the uninstallation is complete, you will need to restart Steam for the changes to take effect. You can do this by closing the application and reopening it.

Step 9: Check Your Library

Go back to your Library and check to make sure the game you uninstalled is no longer listed. If it is still there, try restarting Steam again.

Step 10: Optional – Delete Game Files

If you want to completely remove all traces of the game from your computer, you can manually delete the game files. To do this, go to the game’s installation folder (usually located in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common”) and delete the game’s folder.

Congratulations, you have successfully uninstalled a Steam game from your computer! By following these steps, you can easily free up space and manage your game library on Steam.

Have you encountered any issues while uninstalling a Steam game? Let us know in the comments.

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