Steam is one of the most popular gaming platforms on PC. There are thousands of games from AAA titles to Indies. However, with such an extensive list of games and huge user base, the software is bound to have some hiccups. That’s why you may find that the Steam Store doesn’t load, or you can’t access it. Here’s how to fix Steam Store not loading.
What to do when Steam Store is not loading?
The Steam Store could not load successfully for a number of reasons, but the most common are a slow or interrupted Internet connection, a disconnected Steam server, and an old or invalid Steam version. Below we go over some of the fixes that can get your Steam Store working again.
Fix 1: Check Steam Server
The first fix we recommend is Check Steam Server Status, There are a few reasons why Steam servers might be brought offline, but the Steam Store won’t work if they’re really down. You can check the status of Steam servers by visiting their support page. You can get a good idea of Steam server status by using DownDetector which will let you know if others are experiencing problems with the server. If you’ve verified that it’s not Steam’s servers that cause the problem, continue to the next fix.
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Fix 2: Update Steam
the next fix is to try and Update Your Steam Client, Most of the times this is the reason why the Steam store is not loading.
- On your keyboard, press Ctrl, shift, And Esc At the same time to open Task Manager.
- click on Steam Client Bootstrapper (32bit) and then click end Task,
- navigate to your Steam folder. usually it is Stored in Program Files (x86) Your computer’s storage folder
- inside steam folder delete All files and folders except steammaps, user data, skins, steam.exe, And no ssfn files,
- Launch Steam and it will automatically update and replace the deleted files.
- Finally, log into Stem and see if the store is able to load.
Fix 3: Clear download cache
Third fix to. Is clear steam download cache, This can be done from within the Steam settings, however, there is a command you can run on your PC to automatically clear the download cache for you.
- launch your pc run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys together.
- type steam://flushconfig and hit enter,
- Click Ok In 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 there you have it, this is how you can fix Steam Store when it is not loading. If none of the above methods work for you, we recommend reaching out to Steam Support, where they will be able to help you more directly.
For more help with Steam, check out How to Update Games on Steam (PC) right here on Pro Game Guides.
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