So as of writing this STEAM does now show me the Steam Library on a different SSD. I was playing a game on Steam yesterday today for some bizarre reason all my games show the download + install icon. I selected Steam Settings then found the Steam Library Folders button. I clicked this and the Storage Manager appeared, showing only my main SSD. My alternative SSD specifically named Steam Games was missing. I clicked the + button and then NOTHING happened!! (I am supposed top see a dialogue box with, Add a new Steam Library Folder). probable rhetorical question but is the problem with the Steam app or is it with my own computer? Any other options to resolve? Thanks In Advance

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    Is the SSD still recognized by your OS?
    – Joachim
    Commented Dec 8, 2022 at 22:33
  • I have had this happen once, some time ago, where any of my libraries apart from the one marked "Local Drive (/)" (which is actually ~/.local/share/Steam) had gone, however, adding the libraries back with the correct path meant they were all found again.
    – Larnu
    Commented Dec 9, 2022 at 16:02
  • The SSD always shows on the taskbar auto-boot on startup. I can access the drive where all the STEAM games are located. Last night i uninstalled STEAM, rebooted the computer then installed Steam Installer, STEAM and then all the add-ons. The dialogue box returns but the /mnt folder does not appear.
    – abraxys
    Commented Dec 10, 2022 at 10:49
  • What version of Steam did you install? Was it the Flatpak version, by any chance?
    – Larnu
    Commented Dec 16, 2022 at 11:27

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You may need to fully close steam and re mount the drive. Also you may need to click on the option to create a new steam folder and it should reread the games and you should have access to them.

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