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A few months ago, I restored my Mac from a Time Machine backup. Now, when I try to play a game on Steam (Civ 5 for example), Steam does not seem to be aware of the location of the game. I found the game on my hard drive, located at:

~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/common/sid meier's civilization v

I believe the game was previously referenced in ~/Applications/

If I open the Civilization V.app for the game, it bounces in the dock and disappears when I click it.

Is there a way to restore Steam's memory of the location of the game?

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Awesome question, but do you have this issue with other games? If not, you can hone the question a tad to deal only with Civ V. –  Aubergine Oct 9 '12 at 19:51
    
I can't recall if I did. I ended up downloading again from Steam. –  Steve Hansell Oct 10 '12 at 14:02
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Aspyr - company who port this game on Mac - make special folder in documents for part of app data. Lack of this data makes this problem AFAIK.

/Users/YourUser/Documents/Aspyr/Sid Meier's Civilization 5

Restore this folder and it will be fine.

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go to /Users/(your name)/Library/Application Support then find steam delete the folder then open steam login and it will redownload your stuff

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