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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"

Papfox 10. tammi, 2013 4.34 

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

I'm back running again.

Dan10254 13. tammi, 2013 12.49 
I just set offline to 0 and got it running again.
Sam 14. tammi, 2013 15.59 
Thank you warfares.
Poss 5. maalis, 2013 5.17 
Thankyou warfares, steam really doesn't do offline well.
RTZ 7. kesä, 2014 18.24 
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. kesä, 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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