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Steam How big is your Steam folder?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by October, 5 Feb 2010.

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How big is your Steam folder?

  1. <50GB

    31 vote(s)
    27.0%
  2. 50-150

    56 vote(s)
    48.7%
  3. 150-250

    15 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. 250+

    13 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I know it's been said before but simply copying the whole steam folder does work. The next time you start steam it will simply reinstall the service(s) by itself and things will be just like before. You do have to backup your saved games that were saved locally however and obviously they all save to a different place depending on the game....
     
  2. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    71 games total, not entirely sure how big that is (no net on my main PC atm) but its going to be big. (My ID) about 60 of them are installed.

    And if we include some mods for those games *cough*Gmod*cough* Its going to be scarily big.
     
  3. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    got 780gb steam folder on a drive by itself. Works out at 180 games
     
  4. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Aren't you guys afraid to get your steam account stolen somehow ? I find it kind of ridiculous that so much money can be stolen by a simple password change. LANs are pretty dangerous for that ..
     
  5. mugsy8

    mugsy8 What's a Dremel?

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    I registered as a user just to reply to this post... because im ever so slightly embarrassed to say that my games folder is currently 794 gig... and i bought mass effects and mass effect 2 today so that will add approx 22 gig more by tomorrow plus the games that i recently uninstalled... i just never realized i had so much more crap than the norm.

    mugz.
     
  6. TCoZ

    TCoZ Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo...

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    Mine is only 70GB, but there's quite a few games I haven't installed yet.
     
  7. Ape

    Ape Suck my barrel

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    You win! :)

    Have a look in the Steam settings and verify your email address with Steam, that way anyone who gains access to your Steam account can't change your password and thereby can't remain in control. However they can still get your punkbuster or VAC protected games banned - a problem which really needs an adequate solution.
     
  8. jono51

    jono51 What's a Dremel?

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    0gb. All mine are retail. However, the next time a sale comes around I may just have to bite as some deals are just too good to pass up.
     
  9. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

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    big enough not to have it on my ssd.
     
  10. Ficky Pucker

    Ficky Pucker I

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    166 GB, 33 out of 48 games installed.
     
  11. Aracos

    Aracos What's a Dremel?

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    Thought I'd update this. Current steam folder is 144GiB. Current backup folder is 416GiB. Hopefully it won't rise too much with the summer sales....
     
  12. Somatic

    Somatic What's a Dremel?

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    ~40GB with 8 games (and one mod) installed. With all Steam games installed... easily ~100GB.
     
  13. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Less than 50GB because I prefer hard copy's for most games.
     
  14. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    39 GB, orange box, MW2 and CiV4-collection. Not much, I prefer games to come on physical discs.
     
  15. matt...

    matt... Slacker

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    over 120GB - oops...
     
  16. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    115GB installed at the moment. It peaked at 180GB installed once and could probably pass 200GB now, but it's really not fair to count all of that since plenty is from developer/collector packs with games I'll never play.
     
  17. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    I tend to only keep games installed that I play repeatedly. Even if I know I'll play them in 6 months again, I'll delete it until I need it.

    The only ones I keep installed are the ones I play very often, like TF2 for instance.
     
  18. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    around 120GB
    81 Games installed (some are smaller than others)

    I get around 1MB/s on my cable connection when downloading new content.
     
  19. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    What about those of us with more than one system?

    I think it's somewhere around 90GB... well it is on the PC with a fair few installed and the rest sitting in the cloud. On my Mac it's under 8Gb but that's with only HL2, HL2 EP1 & Portal installed.

    And +1 for just machine a file level backup of your steam folder, I've never had issues on getting steam to re-connect to a moved / restored folder.
     
  20. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    124GB 54 Games/34 installed, by the end of this sale though thats likely to increase quite significantly!
     

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