Installed Games are Appearing as Uninstalled in Steam Launcher: Fix?

In this guide, we will try to solve the troublesome issues with the Steam users. The installed games in Steam Library are appearing as uninstalled.

Recently, some of the members of the Steam Community have complained about an issue. This issue is about the installed games. They had installed these games, and they were playing them for some time. But now the Steam Library does not recognize these games and shows them as uninstalled.

If you are facing the same issue, then you are in the right place. So let’s get started.

Installed Games are Appearing as Uninstalled in Steam Launcher: Fix?

Fix Steam Launcher: Installed Games are Appearing as Uninstalled

Now we will proceed to discuss the fixes that will surely help you to solve the problem of steam games that are installed but appear as uninstalled. We recommend going through the fixes carefully and not doing anything extra than mentioned.

Fix 1

In general, the games in Steam appeared to be uninstalled when Steam can no longer recognize the installation files. If the game folders are in a proper location, a download will be prompted whenever the users try to launch a game. This prompt indicates that Steam has successfully recognized the installation files during the downloading action.

You can double-check the installation folders using the path provided below:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\Common

Fix 2

In a case you have previously installed your Steam Games at a different location from your original Steam folder, you can try to fix it by following the steps listed below:

  •  Go to Steam> Settings> Downloads. Select the Steam Library Folders button. You will be able to see your Steam Library folders.
  • Select the Add Folder button and choose your folders where you have installed your games.
  • This option will add all the games to your steam library.

If the above steps did not work for you, we would recommend you reinstall the games that you are not able to see in your installed games section. Remember not to use any external hard drives for your Steam or your games.

Moreover, there can be connection issues with these external hard drives, and it would lead to Steam errors. Make sure that you properly shut down your PC whenever you close Steam. Avoid force closing Steam on Windows. This force close corrupts Steam files. Lastly, ensure that any third-party applications are not bothering your Steam installation or Steam game folders.

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