Fixed: CS:GO Steam Game Uninstalled Itself

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Have you ever encountered an issue where your Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) game on Steam uninstalled itself? If so, you are not alone! 

If you want to avoid this from happening again, there are a few things you can do to fix the issue and get back to gaming. Here, we will walk you through a few solutions that worked for our team:

How to Avoid CS:GO Steam Game From Uninstalling Itself

When this occurs, the “Steam uninstalled my game” message may appear. This happens because Steam is unable to recognize the installed files. Users get this error when attempting to launch the game and when the game folders are put in the wrong location.

To fix it immediately, here are the methods you can try:

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Fix #1: Add a New Steam Library Folder

One possible solution to this issue is to add a new Steam library folder. To do this:

Fix #2: Run the Game’s Executable File from Steam Folder

Some users have found this technique to be effective in resolving the “game uninstalled itself on Steam” problem. First, you must look for and launch the leftover Steam client on your computer. This is how to do it:

Run the Game’s Executable File from Steam Folder csgo

Fix #3: Rename the ClientRegistry.blob File

Another alternative solution to this problem is renaming the ClientRegistry.blob file. 

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Fix #4: Edit the Broken Appmanifest Files

If the above steps do not work, you may need to edit the broken appmanifest files. 

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In sum, you can try adding a new Steam library folder, run the game’s executable file [1] from the Steam folder, rename the ClientRegistry.blob file, and editing the broken appmanifest files. 

With a little bit of patience and perseverance, you should be able to get your CS:GO game back up and running.

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Matthew Paxton
Matthew Paxton
Mathew has nursed a love of video games since childhood. Now, as an adult, he enjoys playing challenging games as much as he enjoys relating with other gamers. Matthew created Hypernia to give gamers like himself accurate and reliable information about games, servers, communication protocols, and much more.

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