ZenMaestro May 31, 2013 @ 1:44pm
Is deleting appcache folder advisable
I am trying to run Bioshock, I have windows 7. Initially I followed all the advice given regarding compatibility mode and sound mix etc and it worked fine for a while. Now I just get error saying it is already running and when I click on the link steam provides it advisors me to delete appcache folder but there seems to be a lot of stuff in there, will it cause problems with other games or is it a safe thing to do? Advice please.
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The-Guardian May 31, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
not telling u yes, but I have a problem with my steam game library icons not appearing. This morning I did some google search and one of them says deleting the appache folder inside steam directory. So I did (AFter EXTING steam application). I restarted my pc and sign back to my client and all works well for me. The icon reloads also and my Steam just loads everything as if I clear my firefox cache. I close steam and reloads it again and everything works fast after each information i load once. It is loaded quickly after that.

But I do realise what Budweiser said here is true....
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2778836
ZenMaestro May 31, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
Thanks The-Guardian, I am wondering can I just move folder to my desktop, do you think Steam will assume it has been deleted and then if it doesn't help I can just put it back. Or am I being naive?
schnitzeljaeger May 31, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
Kill it with fire!
The-Guardian May 31, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
if u move that folder to the desktop. Then u start steam while your steam directory is opened as well. You will also notice while steam loading or when it is loaded sucessfully. It creates a NEW Appcache folder :) If you unsatisfy, Just close steam completly, then delete the new created appcache that was created and then move back the appache from the desktop to the steam directory.

I even did all that this morning lol
ArcticSpyder May 31, 2013 @ 2:18pm 
No, it's not
The-Guardian May 31, 2013 @ 2:29pm 
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3134-TIAL-4638

Just to say that appcache is not one of the folder that is Not listed to be excluded. Guess it is safe and I still Agree to what Budweiser said also from the link I posted above
jakerasbash Dec 20, 2013 @ 4:07am 
Deleting the appcache helped me run bioshock and prevented the steam could not connect to the internet error.
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