Oakeshott XXa Nov 24, 2012 @ 11:41am
how do i re-download and re-install over existing SFM
i uninstalled it but when i try to download it again it tried to launch it from my computer but came up with error corrupted game files and wont launch and i cant find it in my programs or anywhere else
Last edited by Oakeshott XXa; Nov 24, 2012 @ 11:43am
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King Niggah (DK) Nov 24, 2012 @ 1:14pm 
Have you tried to delete the Source Filmmaker folder that is in the steam folder?
Oakeshott XXa Nov 25, 2012 @ 4:38am 
yeh i tried that figured it out and it worked. seems like its not enough to un-install it. thanks anyway i just wish you suggested it earlier :P
DingoWalley Nov 26, 2012 @ 11:17am 
I did that too, but now every time I try to reinstall it, it launches the program and says that it can't run the program cause files are corrupt. Can anyone help me? 3:
Oakeshott XXa Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:03pm 
(only when you have tried to uninstall it first) the way i fixed it was by deleting all related files and then installing it again. it seems to think that its installed if some files are present. try deleting all files and folders or if prehaps you have put them in the recycle bin try restoring them. steam seems to detect the presence of the files first so find the files first and foremost so you have something to work with.
DingoWalley Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:39pm 
So, delete all the files? For everything in Steam? I don't think that's a smart Idea. I deleted all files related to Source Filmmaker, so...
R234 Nov 26, 2012 @ 7:13pm 
You should never unistall a Steam game/application manually, always use the "delete local content" dialog. To fix your problem, either uninstall it correctly like I just mentioned and then reinstall it, or verify your cache files, which should redownload the missing files.
Oakeshott XXa Nov 26, 2012 @ 8:48pm 
i meant after you uninstalled like i said in my previous post delete or restore any existing files that remain and try again. besides it worked for me
Pte Jack Nov 26, 2012 @ 10:32pm 
If you have just deleted folders from your C:\Program File (X86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\SourceFilmmaker, then you have not deleted SFM.

The PROPER way to do it is to go into your Steam Library, Select All Software, Right click on Source Filmmaker and select Delete Local Content. This will completely uninstall SFM and allows the Steam Client to verify that it does not live on your machine. The Steam delete process also cleans the proper registry entries to allow a proper reinstall.

The alternative way to delete SFM is to go into your Start, Control Panel, Programs and Feature, and uninstall from there. But the previous method is the preferred way to do it.

For your situation where SFM is reporting corrupt files I would first Go into Library, Select All Software, Right Click Source Filmmaker, Select Properties, Select Local Files then select Verify Integrity of Application Cache. This may bring SFM back into a more stable state by downloading missing files. Once that is done, perform the PROPER delete process then download and reinstall SFM again.

That's my 2 cents for what it's worth...

Good Luck

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