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|l*Vanger*l| Dec 6, 2012 @ 4:09pm
Issue Report: Uninstalling a game won't remove all files
When removing all local game data (uninstalling a game), the (propably linux-specific) files of that game won't be removed. After removing e.g. Team Fortress 2, the "Steam/SteamApps/[user]/Team Fortress 2" directory is still present and contains all in all 1.1 GB of files (e.g. "", "hl2_linux" ...)
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|l*Vanger*l| Dec 6, 2012 @ 4:17pm 
Desktop and unity shortcuts (the *.desktop files) won't be removed, too.
Last edited by |l*Vanger*l|; Dec 6, 2012 @ 4:23pm
Joey The Saint Dec 8, 2012 @ 10:51am 
Yeah, my menu is now polluted with links under "games" for games that I've installed then uninstalled with Steam. Xubuntu 12.04.
Juan Jan 1, 2013 @ 10:31am 
Problem persists here as well, shortcuts aren't removed.
gutigen o) Jan 1, 2013 @ 2:50pm 
This TF2 directory is present in case you want to install TF2 again I guess, you can find cache files created at first TF2 launch (which sometimes take some time), config files and any additional content downloaded from custom servers. If you uninstall TF2 under Windows, that folder will stay there aswell :)

As a temporary solution from launcher leftovers try one of two things:

1. Remove shortcuts manualy - check "/home/yourname/.local/share/applications" folder
2. Install Alacarte from Ubuntu Software Center and remove any links with this handy, shortcuts manager :)
Last edited by gutigen o); Jan 1, 2013 @ 2:51pm
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