I had about ten games on Steam on my old computer. Most of them were played at least once. Now, I want them on my new computer. However, I don't care about transferring them, I just want to know what they were. Is there a function in Steam that lets me track my download history or something similar?

  • As a side note, free to play games only show up for a few reasons: 1. You spent money through Steam on it at some point. 2. You purchased a bundle that included it before it was free (such as Team Fortress 2 from The Orange Box). – Powerlord Oct 22 '18 at 0:46
  • Are you asking (a) which games you have at some point downloaded (b) which games you own (purchased or acquired freely) (c) which games are currently installed on your old pc? – Flater Oct 22 '18 at 11:18

In the Steam client:

1) Click your username from the top right, then click 'Account Details', to go to your Steam store control page.

2) From the Steam store control page, under the 'Store & Purchase History' header, click 'View licenses and product key activations'.

This page shows, in chronological order, what games you have acquired and how (Steam store, retail code, complimentary copy, or gift). Unlike the other methods above, this activation history includes any free games you may have previously installed, but deleted.


Yes, if you have access to your old computer and you haven't yet uninstalled your games/steam yet. If that's gone, I don't belive steam stores any sort of list of everything you've ever downloaded.

On any PC with Steam installed you have access to a list of currently downloaded titles (it's one of the filter options on the Library page, I forget the exact menu item and I don't have Steam here). The only thing I'm aware of that you can do is manually go down this list and download the same games on the new PC (or alternately copy over the whole Steamapps folder and keep your game content and possibly saves).

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    If you set a category on every game you download, then you can tell from your library which games you've at least downloaded, even if they are not currently insalled on that computer. Games with categories that are not installed will be darker in their category list than games that are installed. – StarPilot Dec 26 '12 at 22:03
  • @StarPilot that's also a good idea. I have a "do not want" category all of the crap goes to (why oh why did I start the TF2 beta) – Ben Brocka Dec 26 '12 at 22:13

By simply installing Steam and going to the Library, there should be a list with all the games you own.

If there isn't, still on the Library page there's a search function in the upper left part of the screen. From there, you can access a drop down menu where you can choose what to list.

If you choose "All Games", you should see all the games you own on Steam and can redownload and reinstall whatever you want.


If on Steam, go to your accountname, click on "show my profile", scroll down untill you see "games" listed on the right side (propably above "Inevntory" and "screenshots") and click it. Then select "all games" and you should see all games you've played at some point.

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