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Unplugged hard drive and all data gone

i unplugged my hard drive from my pc as i got a new power supply and now all the data on my hard drive and all the apps are still on it but when i try to open the files it says i need to reinstall (steam games) even though it says its already installed on my hdd
cany anyone help me?

thanks in advance
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  1. Edit: disregard, misread.
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  2. Best answer
    1)Open Steam. Hit the steam tab, and go to properties. Go to downloads, and check the first tab, for steam files whether the proper drive and address is selected. (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam)
    2)Then right click on all games, go to properties, go to local files and hit the last tab to check the integrity of game files.
    3)If still you can not detect games, let steam install them again, it will scan first your drive and address given in first step and will download only any missing files and the whole game.
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  3. Tolis_GR said:
    1)Open Steam. Hit the steam tab, and go to properties. Go to downloads, and check the first tab, for steam files whether the proper drive and address is selected. (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam)
    2)Then right click on all games, go to properties, go to local files and hit the last tab to check the integrity of game files.
    3)If still you can not detect games, let steam install them again, it will scan first your drive and address given in first step and will download only any missing files and the whole game.


    i tried that but i also changedd motherboard so do you think that could be a problem
    Reply to gabestarr14
  4. Tolis_GR said:
    1)Open Steam. Hit the steam tab, and go to properties. Go to downloads, and check the first tab, for steam files whether the proper drive and address is selected. (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam)
    2)Then right click on all games, go to properties, go to local files and hit the last tab to check the integrity of game files.
    3)If still you can not detect games, let steam install them again, it will scan first your drive and address given in first step and will download only any missing files and the whole game.



    never mind i did it your way and it worked thanks heaps
    Reply to gabestarr14
  5. gabestarr14 said:
    Tolis_GR said:
    1)Open Steam. Hit the steam tab, and go to properties. Go to downloads, and check the first tab, for steam files whether the proper drive and address is selected. (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam)
    2)Then right click on all games, go to properties, go to local files and hit the last tab to check the integrity of game files.
    3)If still you can not detect games, let steam install them again, it will scan first your drive and address given in first step and will download only any missing files and the whole game.



    never mind i did it your way and it worked thanks heaps



    Np. Good to know ;)
    Reply to Tolis_GR
  6. you changed your motherboard but did you reinstall windows ? i understand your current issue was solved .. but if you have any other issues , this , will likely be the cause . just to give you a heads up .
    Reply to adiec
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