Steam is one of the most popular PC gaming platforms, with tens of thousands of games, from AAA titles to indies. However, with such a large game list and a wide user base, there are bound to be a few flaws in the software. It''s possible that the Steam Store does not load, or that it cannot. Here''s how to fix the Steam Store not loading.
What to do if the Steam Store isn''t loading
The Steam Store may not be successful for a number of reasons, but the most common ones are a slow or interrupted internet connection, disconnected Steam servers, and an old or invalid Steam version. Below, we explore a few issues that might restart the Steam Store.
The first thing we recommend is to check the Steam server status. There are several reasons why the Steam Store will not work. You may also check the server status by going to their support page. You may also get an idea of Steam''s server status by using DownDetector, which will tell you if others are experiencing issues. Continue on until the next fix.
The next step is to try and update your Steam client. Most times, this is the cause of the Steam Store not loading.
- On your keyboard, pressCtrl,Shift,andEscat the same time to open Task Manager.
- Click onSteam Client BootStrapper(32 bit), then clickEnd task.
- Navigate to your Steam folder. Typically, this is stored in the Program Files(x86) folder of your computer''''s storage
- Inside the Steam Folderb delete all files and folders except for steamapps,userdata,skins, Steam.exe,andany ssfnfiles.
- Launch Steam, and it will automatically update and replace the files that were deleted.
- Finally, log into Stem and see if the Store is capable of loading.
The third step is to clear the Steams download cache. This can be done from within Steams settings. However, there is a command you can execute on your PC to automatically clear the Download Cache for you.
- Launch your PC''''sRun dialog boxby pressing theWindows + R keyssimultaneously.
- Typesteam://flushconfigand hitEnter.
- ClickOKin the confirmation prompt message that pops up.
- Windows OS will automatically clear the download cache for the Steam client.
- Log in to Steam and check to see if you are now able to access the Store.
So here you have it, that is how you can modify the Steam Store when it isn''t loading. If none of the above-mentioned methods worked out for you, we recommend reaching out to Steam Support, where they will be able to assist you more effectively.