How to uninstall a game on Steam

Steam allows you to uninstall a game and free up space on your PC. The platform offers a wide variety of games and software in its virtual windows, and especially during promotions like Summer Sale, it is not difficult to fill your computer's hard drive with several titles installed. So this tutorial will show you step by step how to uninstall your games, how to remove games from the library and how to reinstall when you want.

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How to Uninstall Games

Step 1. When you open Steam, select the Library section to display the list of games that are linked to your account. Then select the game you want to uninstall;

Step 2. Right click on the name of the game to be uninstalled and, in the menu that opens, select the "Uninstall" option;

Step 3. After selecting this option, the program shows a box asking if the user really wants to delete all game content from their computer. Select the "Delete" option to complete the uninstallation and delete downloaded games on your PC.

"If I uninstall a paid Steam game, will I lose it?"

Do not worry. When you uninstall any game from your library that you have already purchased, you can reinstall it at any time. How to reinstall games? It's very simple. Check out:

Also in the "Library" section of Steam, just select the desired game and click on the "Install" button located just below its name. Then select where you want to install the game on your computer and click Next. From there, the game will begin to download and, at the end of the download, it will be ready to be played again.

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How to remove games from the Steam library

If you have many games in your library and want to remove some title to better organize your collection, Steam allows you to hide titles in a very practical way. While hiding some title in the program, any game purchased by the user will remain in your library and can be added back at any time. Check out the step by step to hide a game:

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Step 1. In the "Library" section of Steam, select the game to hide;

Step 2. Right click on the name of the game to be hidden and, in the menu that opens, select the "Set category" option;

Hidden games can be accessed at any time in their own category

Step 3. After selecting this option, the program presents a box allowing the player to add a category to his game (option to group different titles within the same group in the library). To simply hide the selected game, check the "Hide this game in my library" box and select "Ok" to confirm;

Step 4. To find your hidden games, simply click on the button next to the search bar in the "Library" section of Steam and select the "Hidden" option. From there, the player can manage all the hidden titles and even return them to his main library.

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