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Steam game doesn’t show up in library [FIX]

Once you are sure that you have the license/ subscription, try to restart the Steam Client.  It is advisable that you restart your PC as well since Steam occasionally updates after that.

However, sometimes it can just be a server error, caused by many users trying to make a purchase at the same time. In this case, you just have to wait for a while and the problem will solve itself.

3. Check if the game is hidden

check if the game is hidden
  1. Find the game on the store page and click the Play now button.
  2. A window with information regarding the necessary space and other installation information should pop up.
  3. Press Next. The process allocates space and you will be brought to a new page.
  4. Check if your game is downloading.
  5. Click the link that allows you to manage your downloads. (It will take you to your downloads page where you can find the game that is downloading.)
  6. Right-click the game and hit Set Categories.
  7. In the new window, try and uncheck the box that says Hide this game in my library.

Afterwards, you should be able to see the game in your Library.

4. Force update Steam

Go to the Steam installation folder, locate the ClientRegistry.blob, and delete it. By doing so, Steam will install the latest updates.

Hopefully, your games will be available in the library after this step.

After the update, look at your library and see if it’s there. If not, restart your computer, log back in, then see if it’s there.

5. Reset your router

Sometimes, if you suspect that the network is not working as it should, you can try and reset your router. A poor connection can be the reason why your game library is not updating.

Just unplug your router and your modem for 30-60 seconds then your problem should be fixed.

Restarting the router and modem flushes the memory contents and might help reset any background problems.

As you can see, these are easy fixes that anyone can try. At least one of them should help when your Steam game doesn’t show up in the dedicated library.

We’d like to know which step worked for you, so feel free to contact us via the comments section.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2019 and was revamped and updated in January 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to WindowsReport

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