I lost my old Steam account, and all the games on that account. Can I link Steam up with those old games for my new account or do I have to buy them all again? If there is a way to re-sync my games, how do I do it?

  • 6
    Lost it as in Valve banned your account or lost the information?
    – Timmy Jim
    Apr 28, 2017 at 17:55
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    Basically, i lost the password. i stopped using steam for a while after my internet started messing up. i fixed that, and i made a new account Apr 28, 2017 at 18:00
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    Why not just follow through with the steam recovery process to reset your password?
    – Timmy Jim
    Apr 28, 2017 at 18:01

2 Answers 2


When buying a game on Steam, you are buying a license for that game for that specific account. You cannot "sync" the games you still have on your computer, because you do not own a license for it.

If you simply have trouble logging into your account, consult this page of the steam support website. It contains options to recover lost passwords, lost account name, hijacked accounts and even lost mobile authenticators.

If you lost your account due to a ban, breach of terms of service or do not have access to anything associated with your account anymore (including email), then you are out of luck. Take better care of your account next time, especially if it contains anything of value.

  1. Delete the new empty junk account you created. it will just mess things up for.

  2. Go to https://help.steampowered.com/en/wizard/HelpWithLoginInfo?issueid=406

and follow the instruction on recovering your old account.

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