Steam validating system files

It simply takes to long and requires too much attention to be practicable.

Reddit user Shawn Maiberger has created a script that verifies all installed Steam games in one go automatically in the background.

I've tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling the offending game to no avail.

I've also run the Disk Checking tools from my C Drive Properties Tools menu, as well as run "chkdsk /f" which runs chkdsk on boot, neither run showed any errors in the drive.

Both games crash frequently and both games find files that fail to validate, but they NEVER have all files successfully validate and I've been unable to get either to run without crashing after 10-30 minutes.

To verify individual games on Steam do the following: While that is useful if you only need to verify one game or maybe two games, it is not really a solution if you need to verify all games you have installed on your system.

I was wrong, though, since the validation found no problems with the installation and the game continued to not launch from the same error.

I'm curious as to what exactly the verify option does.

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I realize that many times when there is an issue with a game on Steam, it can be solved with "Verify Integrity of Game Cache". I tried running Darksiders and it gave me an error of "Missing Executable", so I figured the verify would easily catch that and install the missing files.

Having the latest version or even uninstalling and reinstalling it could help.

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