AFAIK, steam adds games to installed programs list when installed, which allows me to add them to my Xbox Games list (and record etc. without stutter etc.), but my Windows 10 install wiped my system (I had backup of games) and I got it back, but as it isn't installed on this installation of Windows, it doesn't see it, how can I get them to display on programs list, allowing me to mark it as a game.

  • Did you backup the games through Steam or just manually? If you did it through Steam, try using the built-in Restore Backup function.
    – Svj0hn
    Aug 5, 2015 at 11:38
  • @Svj0hn I actually had my games in B (it is like my D drive), and when Windows reset C (i picked upgrade and it wiped only C :/), and not B, so I just binded it. ezpzls.
    – ave
    Aug 5, 2015 at 11:45

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Steam (and possibly other similar clients)

You should be able to move your games to the proper location ("SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\ [Game Name]" usually) and installing them again from Steam.

Normally, in this case, Steam will recognize that the files are already present and won't download them again. Instead it will run some small verification routine.

"Loose games"

If you have games that weren't installed through Steam, try running once and see if they show up, but most likely you'll need to install them again.

  • Yeah... no. imgur.com/zSLCw4E I hope it fixes itself, if it ends up working, I'll gild yo-- set this as answer. Thanks anyways.
    – ave
    Aug 5, 2015 at 11:53
  • It actually didn't recognise it.
    – ave
    Aug 5, 2015 at 12:04
  • Make sure it's in the exact right path for the library that you specify it to be installed in. Have a look at this question for a similar issue.
    – Svj0hn
    Aug 5, 2015 at 12:27
  • it is in the same library :/ And I have a comment on that, lol.
    – ave
    Aug 5, 2015 at 12:46

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