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Rage about Steam and Linux boot drives

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cuisinart8 wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:11 pm
So I uninstalled Space Engineers a while back because I never played it and it was taking up obscene amounts of disk space. I went into the Steam folder today to see what games were taking up the most space- and lo and behold, Space Engineers still has multiple GB of files in its folder! I wouldn't even be that mad if I could actually get rid of it, but Steam has made the entire steamapps folder read-only, and nothing I do changes that- I uncheck the read-only box, and it takes 5 mins to apply the change to everything, and I check back in the properties- and read only is checked again! When I try to delete anything, it first asks for admin permission, which I grant, and then says that I need permission from the user account I'm using to delete the files! At this point I want to punch both the Steam programmers and the Win10 ones!

*pulls hair out*

EDIT: typo :oops:
I've been dealing with the exact same issue lately (last night, actually). Tried to uninstall/reinstall skyrim because my copy was messed up and it wouldn't let me reinstall. Does that mean it's a problem with Steam itself? I was worried something was terribly wrong with my hard drive. It installed on my SSD just fine, but I can't believe I had to go that far. I would've rather installed on my much-more-spacious HDD.
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Talvieno wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:17 pm
I've been dealing with the exact same issue lately (last night, actually). Tried to uninstall/reinstall skyrim because my copy was messed up and it wouldn't let me reinstall. Does that mean it's a problem with Steam itself? I was worried something was terribly wrong with my hard drive. It installed on my SSD just fine, but I can't believe I had to go that far. I would've rather installed on my much-more-spacious HDD.
Steam appears to make its folders with that permission when it installs things. Maybe it's resetting the permissions because it has a process running. I'll check, hopefully that'll solve the problem.

EDIT: Noooooope. Steam must have screwed with the Windows security settings for those folders more that i thought, which is really annoying. LET ME DELETE MY OWN FILES, DAMMIT!
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