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How to Fix Steam Client on Windows PC

Steam is a platform where gamers can play games and communicate with other gamers around the world. The Steam Store offers over 30,000 paid and free games. Sometimes the Steam client crashes unexpectedly or won't launch. These types of issues can be fixed by repairing the Steam client. In this article we will see How to Fix Steam Client on Windows PC .

ContentsHow to Fix Steam Client on Windows PCHow to Reinstall Steam Client?How to Fix Steam Customer Service?How to Fix Corrupt Steam Games?

Besides playing games, Steam Client also provides gamers with different services, such as Steam Discussions, Steam Market, Steam Broadcast, etc.

  • Steam Chat allows players to connect and interact with other players around the world.
  • Steam Market is a digital marketplace that allows players to sell and buy in-game items.
  • If a player would like to broadcast their gameplay live, they can do so via Steam Broadcasts.

Steam also lets you add a non-steam game to the library. Users may encounter different issues with the Steam client and the games installed on the Steam client. In most cases, verifying the integrity of the game files fixes the problem with the games. But sometimes we need to reinstall the Steam client to fix the problem.

Reinstalling the Steam client fixes most issues but deletes all data stored on your local drive. Therefore, you lose all your progress in games if you haven't saved the game data to the cloud. There is another way to fix issues with the Steam client instead of uninstalling and reinstalling it. You can try repairing the Steam client.

How to fix the Steam client on a Windows PC

If you don't want to uninstall and reinstall the Steam client, you can fix it. To repair the Steam client, you need to run a command in the command prompt. Use the following steps to repair the Steam client on your Windows PC.

Click on Windows Search and type command . Right click on the command prompt and select the Run as administrator option. Click Yes in the UAC prompt.

How to Fix Steam Client on Windows PC

Now copy the following command and paste it in the command prompt. After that press Enter.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin\SteamService.exe” /repair

Windows will take some time to repair the Steam client. Once the process is complete, you will get the following message in the command prompt.

Steam Client Service "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam" repair completed.

How to re-install the Steam client?

Reinstalling the Steam client is a three-step process:

  1. Uninstall the Steam client from your computer.
  2. Visit the official Steam website and download the latest version of Steam Client.
  3. Run the installation file to reinstall the Steam client.

How to fix Steam customer service?

You can repair the Steam Client service by running a repair command in the command prompt. The repair process will take some time. Therefore, you have to wait for the process to complete. Once the repair attempt is complete, you will get a "repair complete" message in the command prompt.

How to repair corrupt Steam games?

There are many ways to repair corrupt Steam games. You can verify integrity of game files, rename or change download folder, delete download cache, repair Steam library folder, etc.

Hope this helps.