Steam always validating files
Wherever that bit of data which says the INI files have been set is stored, that is what is most likely getting re-verified.Same issue, had to delete my skyrim and steam completely off my computer because of a bug from a mod, all mods are deleted and removed from game now its a fresh install and it ALWAYS says 1 file failed to validate, I know what file it is and that's the "Skyrim.esm" file, its not re-acquiring the file when it says it is, for some reason something is blocking it from doing it or it just downright isn't doing it at all, I don't know what to do, I can play the game vanilla but I do wish to run mods but due to NMM NEEDing esm file it doesn't seem possible....My Steam wants to validate TF2 at least every other day for some reason, which takes a good 5 to 10 minutes.Both were free and both download updates incessantly, so I uninstalled them.I downloaded & installed Skyrim DG/HF/HD-DLC through Steam and when I try to verify cache, I keep getting an error that 1 file failed to validate.I've tried the following: - Completely exiting Steam and logging back in - Rebooting my PC, - Verifying the game cache (multiple times) - Completely uninstalling Skyrim (including clearing out the registry entries with CCleaner) , then downloading and installing Skyrim again.
Some other info I forgot to mention in case it is relevant: - During the first download, Steam hard froze on me and I needed to reboot my PC - After reboot, download continued but 3 files were not validated. I find the right option, run it and it says 1 file failed to validate and will be reaquired. I've tried any combination of reloading and restarting with no luck.
It appears to compare checksums of your local files with the cloud and will re-download any invalid files again.
As to why the validation is happening automatically after updates download for these two games.
yet its been over 2 weeks and I have tried another 2 times and still no change.
All the other forums I have seen where people have a missing file doesn't seem to have it affecting their game :/ I have this problem too I do have mods installed but I don't think they are the problem but my additional issue is that steam won't let the game run the launcher opens, I hit play, and nothing happens the launcher just closes I've looked around the internet but it seems no one else is having the same thing happen.