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A family member has their Steam account under the same Windows account as me, which means their installed games show up in my library and vice versa (for reasons I cannot fathom). It appears there is no setting to turn this off.

I can get around this by going to Library > My Games, which only shows my personal games. However, this makes my categories disappear! In a large library, this makes browsing my own games difficult (especially as I'm not done retagging since Steam recently deleted all my categories o_o).

So my question is this:

How do I display my library without others' libraries showing up and with the categories intact?

Making a second Windows account is technically probably a solution, but would be rather inconvenient and should be unnecessary.

Others have recommended third party tools for organizing libraries (e.g. here); perhaps it can be done there but this seems like a trivial feature to have built-in. Another potential option I suppose is to move the install location of all their games (e.g. like this)? But this seems failure prone and manual labor heavy.

  • What do you mean by "my library" if not "Library -> My Games"? – Joachim Jun 1 at 18:57
  • @Joachim That is what I mean (?). But when I click that my categories vanish. Sorry if I'm misunderstanding. – user3658307 Jun 1 at 21:40
  • So: "their installed games show up in my library", but "I can get around this by going to Library > My Games, which only shows my personal games", but those two are the same? – Joachim Jun 1 at 21:54
  • Can you post screenshots, alternatively? – Joachim Jun 1 at 21:55
  • @Joachim Yes that is exactly right. That tab only shows my games, which is nice. But it does NOT have the categories (e.g. "2D platformers") that organize my library. The default "Library" (NOT "Library > My Games", just "Library") shows the categories but ALSO others' games (I want the former without the latter). – user3658307 Jun 1 at 22:00

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