bl33ding_silence Nov 20, 2012 @ 10:27pm
Moving the Steam Directory
I moved my Steam directory from my home directory to another harddrive which used the NTFS filesystem. After restarting steam, I got a dialog (as expected) that allowed me to specify the location of the Steam directory if I had moved it. I pointed it to the moved Steam directory, but it failed to recognize it.

Any idea how to fix this? For now, I opted to reinstall steam, but I had my TF2 files in the old SteamApps directory.
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Reisen Udongein Inaba [因幡] Nov 20, 2012 @ 11:14pm 
Just make a symlink in your home directory named "Steam" and point it to the directory on your other drive.
bl33ding_silence Nov 20, 2012 @ 11:52pm 
Thanks for replying!
I get the same error if I do that - "Please select a valid Steam Directory"

I think this has something to do with the fact that the filesystem is NTFS.
Reisen Udongein Inaba [因幡] Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:17am 
It shouldn't, because I'm doing the same thing with an NTFS drive as well and have not had this happen.
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RobotMenace Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:18am 
Fancy trying to run the client from a console and posting some relevant output? Wouldn't surprise me if it's something to do with UIDs/GIDs,

Actually no, exec permissions is what my moneys on.
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bl33ding_silence Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:30am 
Interesting. I ran Steam by using the command steam steam://open/games , but I did not see any output, just the dialog saying that Steam couldn't find the Steam/ directory.

As for exec permissions, yes, there is some wonky stuff going on there: the directory's permission is drwx------ , and I can't change it.

I seem to recall something about default permissions when mounting a partition... I remember having to do some stuff in order to be able to change permissions on a mounted partition, but I don't remember it. Argh, googling isn't helping, either.
Last edited by bl33ding_silence; Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:35am
slouken Nov 26, 2012 @ 2:04pm 
One of the things steam checks for is that the steam.sh script is executable. Do you have file execute allowed on that partition? Is the permission of steam.sh -rwxr-x-r-x?
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