Steam removed my access to the Left 4 Dead 2 Demo without warning. Now the game is sitting on my hard drive, useless, and it does not appear in my library for removal.

How do I remove this game?

  • Can't remember why I originally deleted this.
    – badp
    Mar 25 '11 at 17:50
  • Did you solve your problem on your own? Mar 25 '11 at 20:19
  • @Raven Yep, I did.
    – badp
    Mar 25 '11 at 22:23
  • Perhaps that's what moved you to delete it in the first place then. Mar 25 '11 at 23:46
  • @Raven Eh, I replied seconds after asking the question. A self-answer was entirely the point. Oh well.
    – badp
    Mar 26 '11 at 0:00

Steam has left a Left 4 Dead 2 Demo entry in the Control Panel, Add/Remove programs list. You can remove it from there.

Another method is manual removal, for when you know the game is still here, but doesn't appear in the Add/Remove programs list.

Just go to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\ and remove all the LFD2 .ncf (they may not be .ncf, some steam games uses other archives files type). Then, go to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\'your account name'\ and delete the lfd2 folder.

Sometimes, the lfd2 folder seems to end in C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\, it's an installation error.

Then, you're done.


I've had issues in the past uninstalling programs in such a state of limbo. If you end up having issues uninstalling a came like this, I'd recommend using CCleaner to do the uninstall.

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