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I added the Free-To-Play Team Fortress 2 to my favorite games in the Steam library, and played the game.

After reinstalling steam, the game went missing from the library completely - it does show up in neither favorites nor recently played games.

All other games work perfectly fine. I am logging in to the correct account and did not mess around with Steam in any way.

I can still install/play the game by going to its store page, but that's cumbersome. Is there any way to fix this?

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Just how often do you expect to have to reinstall TF2? –  kotekzot Mar 5 '13 at 17:59
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You question has conflicting information. You say you "did not mess around with Steam in any way", but before that you stated "After reinstalling steam". –  k1DBLITZ Mar 5 '13 at 18:07
    
@kotekzot I'm running several machines, so, often enough for it to be somewhat annoying ;) –  mafutrct Mar 6 '13 at 13:13
    
@k1DBLITZ Yes, I meant messing with it apart from reinstalling (plugins etc, in case those exist). –  mafutrct Mar 6 '13 at 13:14
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There is no way to get free games to stick in your library if they are not installed as far as I know.

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I think it does as long as you're on the same Steam installation; the program will remember that you had played it. However, if it listed ALL free games in the list... That could get long. –  Coronus Mar 5 '13 at 18:25
    
@Coronus It should list all free games that I previously played when selecting recently played games, shouldn't it? –  mafutrct Mar 6 '13 at 13:16
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