I'm not sure if this falls into the "gaming" catorgory but it's for the purpose of gaming. So there was a problem with one of my game files so I deleted part of the game, realized I messed up, then went to delete the whole game. That part doesn't matter. But when I went to delete the folder from the "common" section in steam, it said I needed permission from DESKTOP-(serial number)/(my username). I went through the permissions of the folder, changed a ton of stuff, and I still can't delete the folder. The game doesn't appear in steam, but the folder is still on my computer, taking up space. Does anyone know how to fix this?

  • Does your Windows user account have Administrator privileges? Did you install the game with a different user account?
    – dly
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 8:16
  • You could try deleting it with command prompt. Try some tutorials.
    – Reflexive
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 9:40
  • Will using Steam's uninstall function not work?
    – VoidSixx
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 9:47
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    @Bucky The game should still be in your library if you installed through steam, even if it's a F2P game
    – Fredy31
    Commented Mar 31, 2017 at 14:22

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Booting to safe mode to delete the folder did the trick for me.

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