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Copying game folder from friend's HDD onto my HDD, we both own the game [duplicate]

I have a very slow internet connection and so travelled to my friends house to download the 60 GB GTA V, played it at his house for 3 hours or so and then came home. I then put the HDD back into my ...
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Is it possible to see a list of which games I have marked as “Not Interested”?

If, during processing your queue, you marked a game as "Not interested", but you later reconsider based on a better understanding of the game, can you undo the "Not Interested" mark somehow? I know ...
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Can I allow my friend to Family Share a game I own and use via Family Sharing another friend's copy [of the same game]?

Lets say I want to play Counter Strike on Steam. But my friend doesnt own this game. So I share my libary with my friend. Now my friend is able to play it. Now the complex part. When I want to play ...
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Can I reactivate a CD-key on a new account if the old account was deleted?

Can I use the CD-key again in the new steam account if the old account in which the cd-key is used is deleted? can cd-key will be valid?
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What are the steam trading cards you can get for the Steam summer sale 2015?

I can't get into the steam game thing that they have that gives you card drops for the Steam summer badge, so I was wondering if anyone has the names of the cards so I can just buy/trade for them.
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Need to login to the Steam Community from within Steam?

I remember I was able to browse things like my profile and others' profiles from the community tab in Steam. Lately, however, it seems that the community tab just shows me a page where I have to ...
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Time during which steam prevents the sale of items unless I buy more games

I bought some games in Steam about 1 or 2 years ago. Recently I got some cards and items and I wanted to sell them. After all this time when pressing the sell button on such items. A message ...
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How can I stop Steam from loading when I start my computer?

Every time I boot into OSX or Windows, Steam automatically starts. Is there a way to stop Steam starting whenever I boot up my computer?
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How many players In a day for a CS:GO server [closed]

How many unique players online PER DAY does typically a CS:GO server, that usually have around 20-30 players online, recieve? Or a similar game
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Can I run a Fallout mod launcher and have Steam think it's the original game executable?

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas have a great modding community, but most mods require launching the game through a mod manager like Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM), or by launching the Fallout Script ...
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How do I see what I am currently subscribed to?

In the Steam workshop, how do I see the list of items that I'm currently subscribed to?
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Control Games running on Windows over network (and use ESC key)

I have one (Windows 8.1) PC set up for gaming only, and I can control that for the most part using VNC from Linux. The problem is however that controling the mouse in games (Tested using Dragon Age: ...
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What happens when I block someone on Steam?

I'm 'away' for a week and would like some friends not to know I'm playing games. What does blocking a friend actually do? I'm just looking for it to show me as offline and not show what game I'm ...
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What are the “Mystery Trading Cards”?

I was in the Steam Market, looking for cheap things to buy/sell as usual, when I noticed this. A "Mystery Trading Card"? The description is "This card is very mysterious. Very, very mysterious. The ...
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TF2 files not changing on reinstall

On Steam, I uninstalled TF2. A while later, I reinstalled it. However, when it finished, it keeps validating the game over and over again. I've tried many things; reinstalling it countless times, ...
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What is the rate the cops grow in The Basement?

So I recently bought the early access basement and it has no tutorial at all. I figured it out pretty quickly though. I still don't understand one thing though. The cops raids grow increasingly as you ...
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Can I disable inbox alerts for new trading cards?

I like how my inbox icon lights up in green when I have new messages or new games from friends; but I'm not interested in trading cards, and it annoys me when after each gaming session I get a bunch ...
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How to sync Steam savegames?

I've been playing a couple of games on my Surface Pro 2 while travelling. When I launched a game on my desktop after I got home, I noticed my savegames did not sync. While I realize Steam couldn't ...
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Are the Steam region locks backwards compatible? Are there any workarounds?

Just recently, there has been an update to Steam's region locking, which affects gifting where games that are region locked can be activated on accounts outside the countries it is locked to, but ...
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Is there any way to get a refund for a game bought from Steam?

Is it possible? If it is, do I have to have had some sort of technical problem or can I get a refund just because I didn't like it?
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Steam game transfer [duplicate]

My previous computer has basically died. And I was wondering if I could transfer all of my steam games onto my new computer? I have re installed steam, and a bunch of my games aren't there to be ...
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Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for save files individually?

Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for each save game separately? I have it on Steam.
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Problem running Civilization 5 Steam

I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam and it was working fine, but when I tried to run it this morning it got stuck at the first step with the message Preparing to launch Sid Meier's Civilization ...
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Steam game download messed up!

So I downloaded the first 12 gigs of NBA2K15 on steam about a week ago. Then yesterday I downloaded the rest. When I finished the download it came up as I had to download it again, saying "update ...
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How can I find my steam ID?

How can I find my steam ID? I haven't bought any games; I am playing a free one. Is the ID only created if I buy a game?
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How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing?

I have many games on Steam and many more I will buy, but I have a problem and I hope you can point me a solution. When I download a game, is it possible to launch and play a single player game under ...
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Auto-Disconnect when playing Counter Strike GO

Is it normal for Steam to randomly go offline if playing CS:GO? It has happened to me a number of times and sometimes I am automatically disconnected from the match I'm playing. My ping is no ...
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Is there a way to redeem Steam games from Steam keys while I'm not on my PC? [duplicate]

I'm going to be away from the country (and from my PC) for a month. However, I'm going to receive some steam keys from a friend sometime next week, and I was wondering if there was a way for me to ...
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Do mods or console use disable achievements for Fallout:New Vegas?

I've heard mixed information on this and I'd like to get a straight answer, for two reasons: The widely reported Quicksave/Autosave bug is annoying and, quite frankly, has terrified me into ...
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Does Steam work through Tor or a VPN?

I talked to Steam Support about Steam Offline. I have been told: You can set up your Steam account to run in offline mode prior to connecting to your school's network […] you must allow ...
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What is the maximum damage that can be done in TF2? [closed]

What is the maximum damage that can be done in TF2? (No tf2x10, UberUpgrades, etc.. Just normal TF2). I have several other questions pertaining to damage calculation in TF2, such as how damage ...
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Lag when playing Rust

Yesterday I bought Rust on Steam, I downloaded and installed it without any problem. When I try to join a server to play, it stays on the loading screen for about 20 minutes and when the game finally ...
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How does the Steam Marketplace work?

After the Trading Card update, I noticed an option that said "sell", and discovered the Steam Market. I was wondering, how does this work? When I clicked "Sell," it took me to a page asking me for the ...
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How does the Angel generation work in the Steam Version of Adventure Capitalist?

I did a search around the internet about this, but the wiki either refers to a totally different version of the game or is just plain wrong. According to the possibly outdated wiki, you get Angels ...
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Can I join my account from another Steam account when I bind it to my Steam account?

I have a Robocraft account that I share with one of my friends, I recently logged in and saw a function to bind the Robocraft account to my Steam Account, if I do that, will my friend be able to join ...
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How to view Borderlands FPS without third party software

I would like to see what my framerate is for Borderlands 2 (steam). However, the only way to do this that I can find on Google, is to install 3rd-party-software (fraps, EVGA monitor...). Right now, I ...
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How to transfer GTA V save files?

How can you transfer your save files from one computer to another? I can't find any function on Social Club or steam.
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Steam Trading Error - “This trading session has expired.”

How can I fix this issue? Sometimes I find that when I try to trade with anyone, before the screen loads, this error message pops up. I'm not using Steam Beta.
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Accidentally deleted steam download files

I am currently downloading a game on Steam. I accidentally deleted some files in the downloading folder under steamapps but the download ran normally. Would the missing downloading folder files have ...
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Can I turn off the new item notification? [duplicate]

Once in a while, I get new trading cards from playing games. I am really not into the whole Steam trading card thing, and the constant green notification icon in the top right corner, both in the ...
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Why does the Steam Market keep delisting my items?

I sell Mann Co. Crates on the Steam Market, putting up 20-30 at once every now and then (I have probably 120+ on the go right now). Every now and then, Steam takes my oldest bunch of crates, removes ...
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Bulk activate product keys in Steam

After purchasing the current Humble Bundle, I wondered if it was possible to activate all of the 6 games in Steam at once, without having to do a "Product Activation" for every game. I could probably ...
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Why won't Steam use my last library settings on start?

Whenever I start Steam, my library is set to "Games" and displaying a certain game (Racer 8). I then change it to "recent" and play some other game, however after the next reboot it's back to "Games" ...
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Why do I get messages from [Unassigned] and how do I remove them from my notifications?

I get these empty messages from a person called [unassigned] with no steam profile and I can't seem to remove the notification from steam. Is there any way to delete these?
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What will happen if I get GTA V from Steam and use the code on an account with GTA V Social Club Edition on it?

I bought GTA V from Rockstar Warehouse, but now I regret that decision. Will I keep my save data / online users if I use the code I get from Steam to activate on my current rockstar account? Also what ...
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Can I contact a Steam user without befriending them?

I've recently received a Steam friend request from someone I think I know, but I am not absolutely sure. Sadly, he has no useful information in his profile page. Is there any way I can get in touch ...
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How can I find out the rarest Steam achievement?

Having completed the most difficult achievements for a couple of games, I started wondering how difficult the worst achievements can be. One well-defined measure for difficulty of an achievement is ...
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Is there any way to re-obtain deleted achievement items?

A few months ago, I finally made my first purchase in TF2 and my backpack expanded accordingly. However, during my years as a F2P, I accumulated a large number of achievement items. Since I only had ...
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Is there a way to automatically block level-zero Steam profiles?

Lately, I've been doing a lot of trading on sites like TF2Outpost and backpack.tf, and, within about a minute of bumping my trade, I receive at least 3 friend requests from level-zero private Steam ...
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Can't connect to any gaming servers

I am using a desktop with a wired connection. I can use Skype, surf the web. I can login to Steam on the browser. I can't connect to League of Legends (logging in gives me a "Can't connect to maestro ...