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[BUG] Steam unable to launch after going offline

This evening I put Steam into offline mode as a network policy at work prevented the server connection. I shut my machine down after playing Solar 2 and went home.

Now I'm home, I tried to start Steam and I can't. I get the error "Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update but was set to offline mode." The Steam UI never opens so I can't take it out of offline mode. I'm on the latest version 9updated today). I appear to be stuffed.

Any ideas please?

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Edit this file:


and set (change) the value

"Offline" to "0"


Thank you. That fixed it. I also deleted the ~/.steam/ file, just to make sure.

I'm back running again.

I just set offline to 0 and got it running again.
Sam 14. 1., 2013 15.59 
Thank you warfares.
Thankyou warfares, steam really doesn't do offline well.
hi i have the same error on my another acc
but i cant find the registry file anyone help me
The file is located at (~ is shorthand for your home folder):


The steam folder is hidden, so you'll need to enable the viewing of hidden files and folders within your file browser options. Alternatively you can open a terminal window and type:

gedit ~/.steam/registry.vdf

(You may need to replace 'gedit' with the name of the text editor you have installed.)
Viimeisin muokkaaja on Fibbles; 8. 6., 2014 10.04
Hi, my steam can't restore connection after going offline. I can't find "Offline" option in my registry.vdf, but it also has "AlreadyRetriedOfflineMode" and its value "0". What can I do to fix this bug?
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