Tekek May 11, 2013 @ 9:20am
Steam Fatal Error: Could not create directory
I have tried to manualy install it and have checked to make sure the path is correct.
The only thing that could be possibly wrong with the path is that my username has a "." in it.
I have not partitioned my hard drive either.

If you know how to fix this please help because I can't find the answer to this one anywhere.
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Cin316R May 29, 2013 @ 2:26pm 
I have the same problem. I have contacted Steam support, and I am waiting for a response.
Snorah ツ May 29, 2013 @ 7:44pm 
Cin316R May 30, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
Originally posted by Crestum:
Tekek May 30, 2013 @ 4:14pm 
It started working for me again when I recently redownloaded steam. I had tried this before, but I believe vavle released an update for steam that fixed the issue.
Cin316R May 31, 2013 @ 2:03pm 
I'll download the latest version of Steam and test it.
Cin316R May 31, 2013 @ 6:50pm 
I'm still getting the error.
Cin316R May 31, 2013 @ 6:59pm 
I have found a solution! Create the directory Steam cannot create yourself. For my example, I went to ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/ . I then deleted the SteamApps and userdata links (Warning: Only do this if you do not have any Steam Games or save data). I then created new folders with the same name. Steam worked for me. Anyone else have any more information?
IlCoso Jun 1, 2013 @ 4:47am 
which type of directory?
Last edited by IlCoso; Jun 1, 2013 @ 4:47am
Cin316R Jun 1, 2013 @ 5:59am 
There is one type of directory, or folder. What do you mean?
El Loco Sodium Jun 1, 2013 @ 6:53am 
nr89 Nov 29, 2013 @ 8:22am 
For me, all i had to was delete said folder. (~/Library/Application Support/Steam/). Then it worked again!
Last edited by nr89; Nov 29, 2013 @ 8:23am
Cin316R Nov 29, 2013 @ 6:25pm 
Originally posted by bkar89:
For me, all i had to was delete said folder. (~/Library/Application Support/Steam/). Then it worked again!

If you had any Steam games that aren't stored in Steam Cloud, their progress and saves would get deleted. Just a warning to anyone else who has difficulties.
DarkOnesOfThe9 Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:37am 
I've deleted all the steam files, tried re downloading it multiple times, and restarting my computer. I'm still getting the same error. Any ideas?
ProtectiveEdge Apr 27, 2015 @ 7:23pm 
listen lads, I've got the same problem does anyone know whats going on?
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Date Posted: May 11, 2013 @ 9:20am
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