How to restore Steam games with a backup or backup

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The technological age has managed to unite large numbers of people across the miles and oceans that separate them, making immediate communication. So you have the opportunity to exchange impressions and experiences instantly.

As if that weren't enough, this immediacy in how people communicate today has been carried over to video games, so you also have the option to share with both family and friends while playing your favorite games.


Video games and the Internet

For many years, video games stopped being console only, they developed a huge number of tools and functions for share adventures and some action with another person. However, you didn't always have the presence of that second player or even with the second command.


Once video games have become most popular on computers of people, new measures have been developed to offer the public the opportunity to play with other people on the Internet.

The community of players

But over the years, the need and belief has grown that new resources and tools have to be developed for expand the communication capabilities built into games.

Both companies and loyal users of any type of video game started by structuring and designing web pages that acted as an information forum to comment on the benefits or report errors of the updates presented by a game, but that too has evolved.

Let's talk about Steam

Currently, there are countless platforms designed for the entire community of gamers to try every game of almost every video game. Among the most prominent in this area, it is impossible not to mention Steam.



Launched in 2003, this platform was designed and developed by Valve Corporation. The same company that was in charge of developing video games that, in short, marked an era. An example of this is Counter-Strike.

The early years of Steam

Since its release, Steam started out as little more than an online community, through which you had to register. Subsequently, acquire certain compatible tools and functions with games developed by Valve.

Evolution and actuality

In 2010, Steam went from being much more than an online community. Thanks to the efforts of a large number of people, the Steam system was implemented as an application where users could not only buy video games directly, but also play them and take advantage of the various chat, voice and video tools.

Safety comes first

Given the ability to have Steam from any computer, one of the biggest concerns of any video game enthusiast arises: to keep a game safe. This is something that Valve has been clear about, which is why it offers the option to make a security backup of your games.


Step by step

This is a really simple procedure to perform. For keep all games that you played at sure and play from any other computer afterwards, you just need to follow the instructions described here:

  • Right click on the game.
  • Select the "Properties" option.
  • Go to the “Local Files” section and then click on the “Back Up” option.
  • Select the other video game you want to back up.
  • Click the button "Forward".
  • Steam will show you the folder which, by default, is intended for the game backup. Click "Next" again.

Your games are insured!

With these simple steps you just have to wait for the backup procedure to be completed. Then, you will have the possibility to verify, both on the same computer and on another computer, that all your game information has been successfully saved.



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