I have GTA V on Steam (legitimate copy), and I want to make a simple backup. When I go to Grand Theft Auto V (right click), and then "Backup Game Files", I get this error:

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Currently, GTA V is not updating and neither are any other games. No games in my Steam library have any activity on them when this message is showing up. Why could this be?

  • Please try restarting Steam, that could trigger any pending updates. Meanwhile I will search for a solution – Mano Nov 3 '16 at 1:12
  • @Mano thanks, but I'm going to sleep now (2AM with school tomorrow :') ) but I will try your suggestion tomorrow, – carefulnow1 Nov 3 '16 at 1:18
  • I can't find an actual source to confirm it, but read a rumor that Steam cannot backup some games which use third-party DRM. GTA V is one of those games as noted on the PCGamingWiki page (Arxan Anti-Tamper DRM). – l3l_aze Jul 29 '18 at 22:40

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