I have a substantial Steam library, and a new computer with plenty of disk space. I want to queue up all (or most) of my Steam games for downloading.

I know I can click on each one in turn, but I have to click a few times and wait while Steam creates locale game cache files.

Is there a way to do this quickly, preferably in bulk?


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Steam has recently introduced an option to queue up games to be installed through a web interface. Make sure the target PC is running the Steam client, then go to your games list on the Steam website (the easiest way to do this is to click Community -> Profiles -> Games in the Steam client), open the All Games tab and click the install button next to the games you want to have installed. If not all of your games are showing up, click on Per page: All at the bottom of the page.

This is massively faster than going through the usual install dialog.

  • Hmm if you can do it through the browser you can automate it through the browser... unless Valve put in some throttling stuff.
    – Tacroy
    Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 22:16
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    Show all, then jQuery('.clientConnItemIcon').click(). For some reason, a few were missed. I reloaded the page and repeated a couple of times. This will also pause the currently downloading title, but is a lot better than manually installing 300 games. Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 5:02

I assume its possible if you use the Steam browser protocol in a Batch (even even python) script.

here is a list of the possible commands, http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Steam_browser_protocol

so you should need some thing like steam://install/<id> in a loop replacing the with the id of those games in your library. im not sure where you can get a list of game ID's you own.

who knows, maybe its even possible to just loop from 0 to 100000000, thus selecting every game you have on the way!

if you use this system id love to see your script!

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    hmm, that would be an interesting option
    – Xantec
    Commented Oct 8, 2011 at 12:51
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    Unfortunately, even if scripted, the steam://install link requires user interaction (clicking "Next", ugh) to proceed with the installation. Furthermore, I don't believe the script would have any way of knowing when a game installation completed, so as to start the next installation.
    – Amarok
    Commented May 25, 2012 at 7:39
  • This used to work and you'd only have to click "next" once, like when you buy multiple games. stevether.711clan.net/steamgames I guess subscriptioninstall doesn't work anymore. Commented May 25, 2012 at 17:20

As far as I'm aware, there is no way to queue the downloads in the way you want. If you still have your old computer, the easiest way to approximate this is to make a backup of your steamapps folder and re-install all your games from there, bypassing the need to re-download them. I suppose you could also transfer them from the old computer to the new one over a LAN, but I'd imagine most USB transfers would be faster.

Relevant forum post:



as of August 2014 you can now shift+click all games in your library and right click to install. this will cue up all the games and download them all one at a time.


Sorry for the very late reply, but a lot of people visit this page because they are searching for the same. This is exactly what you are looking for:

http://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/show/171425.html (old link: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/171425)

IT IS FINALLY HERE! This script allows you to install all your STEAM games without user intervention.

Made by the one and only real Master-Guy http://steamcommunity.com/id/Master-Guy/games?tab=all How it works:

1) Log in into Steam on the computer where you want to download the games.

2) Install this script on any computer, it may be the same one, or a different one. I used the same computer myself.

3) Log in into the Steam Community in FireFox

4) Go to the following URL in FireFox, but replace the asterix (*) with your Steam Community name: http://steamcommunity.com/id/*/games?tab=all#installall

For example: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Master-Guy/games?tab=all#installall

The script will wait 5 seconds before starting, and will trigger all game installation with 10 second intervals. The build-in download scheduler of Steam will pause the updates while starting the new one, and will only download one at a time. This is to optimize your download speed. This installed around 400 games and 150 DLC's onto my computer in 8 hours of time without any further user intervention. It might however require you to start the script twice if the internet connection isn't optimal.

If the 5 seconds isn't enough for the complete page to load, change the following line: var timeBeforeFirstGame = 5000; Increase the 5000 to the number of milliseconds you want to wait for the page to load.

  • Uhh, where's the script? Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 5:48
  • Someone removed the link.. Don't know why. Search for "InstallAllSteamGames" on userscripts.org if they remove it again.
    – Master-Guy
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 18:32
  • According to the edit history, nobody removed the link from your answer. It doesn't look like you included it in the first place.
    – Frank
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 18:38
  • mirror: userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/show/171425.html
    – SeanC
    Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 1:16

I've Found out how to make this work. First get greasemonkey addon for Firefox then use the script that was linked above :http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/171425 and follow steps 1-3.

now i was confused because when i went to my profile page it doesn't say my name it just has a bunch of numbers i think this is steams new way SO. what you have to do is go into greasemonkey>manage user scripts>installallsteamgamesscript>options> then on the user settings> included pages>add and then add a url like this http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/*/games?tab=all#installall except replace the * with the numbers after profiles/ that you see when you go to your profile on steam. after you've added that to the included section put that into your browser and wait a few seconds for it to start up. Worked for me :D


steam://subscriptioninstall/id1/id2/... Opens a dialog box with a checklist of the games specified allowing you to install them all at once.

  • Doesn't do anything on my end. I do have Steam running currently.
    – kotekzot
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 11:02
  • @kotekzot Don't do the /id1 but replace that with your game id. Just like the anwser from TrewTzu.
    – Lyrion
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 12:41
  • @Lyrion compiling a list of your games' IDs seems like a lot of work. Interesting option, though.
    – kotekzot
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 13:16
  • @kotekzot Yep i agree, but if you could automate the process then it would be alot easyer.
    – Lyrion
    Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 14:28
  • I wonder if anything bad would happen if you make this URL with every Steam ID for every Steam game?
    – Jay Bazuzi
    Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 1:11

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