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  1. #1
    Fanatic Enthusiast Niall's Avatar

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    Steam "update paused", can't delete local content

    I was downloading HL2ep2, it was nearly completed. At one point Steam crashed, so I restarted it. The download status was set to "Updating 0%", and stayed like that for several hours. I tried pausing and resuming updating etc, which didn't work.
    I defragmented the game files to try and get something to work, which managed to change the status to "Download paused". I can't do anything with it and when I try to delete the local content (right click > delete local content) nothing happens. I've tried restarting but it's still saying "download paused".





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    Re: Steam "update paused", can't delete local content

    Close steam.

    C:/program files/steam/steamapps/username/

    Delete the HL2 folder. It might be in /steamapps/common rather than in your username folder.

    Open steam, and delete local content if you need to ( it should be back to "not installed" ).

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    Fanatic Enthusiast Niall's Avatar

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    Re: Steam "update paused", can't delete local content

    Worked perfectly, thanks.


 

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