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Resetting the ClientRegistry.blob file

How should I reset the ClientRegistry.blob when needed?

Certain Steam issues may be corrected by renaming the ClientRegistry.blob and restarting Steam.

Windows XP/Vista/7

  • Completely exit from the Steam client.
  • Go to C:\Program Files\Steam (or the Steam directory that was specified during installation).
  • Locate ClientRegistry.blob and rename this file to ClientRegistryOld.blob.
  • Restart Steam to allow the file to be recreated.
  • Test the issue once more.

 

Mac OSX

  • Completely exit from the Steam client.
  • Go to /Users/[Username]/Library/Application Support/Steam
  • Locate ClientRegistry.blob and rename this file to ClientRegistryOld.blob.
  • Restart Steam to allow the file to be recreated.
  • Test the issue once more.

Important:

It is not recommended to delete the Old.blob as it may be used later to determine recurring issues.

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