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How To Verify Integrity of Game Cache
By Wyk
A quick beginner picture guide that runs you through the process of verifying your game cache for Dota 2.
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Introduction
This picture guide will take you step-by-step through the processof verifying your game cache which basically is a system on Steam that runs a scan through your installation to find any errors or corrupted files and replace them. This normally fixes a majority of visual glitches or other tiny errors that pop up.

It is recommended that you verify your cache before going on to other looking for other solutions for your problems.
Verifying Your Game Cache
In order to verify your game cache, go to your 'Library' and find 'Dota 2'.



Once you find it, 'Right Click' and go to the 'Properties ' tab.



This will open up the properties tab. Go to the third sub-tab that says 'Local Files' where you will be presented with the following options.


  • Browse Local Files - Will take you to the directory where your Dota 2 is installed.
  • Backup Game Files - Creates a backup of your installation
  • Delete Local Game Content - Uninstalls the game
  • Verify Integrity of Game Cache - What this guide is about.
Click on the last option to begin the validation process. This might take a few minutes.



Once all the files are validated, if any corrupt instances are found, then Steam will redownload those particular files for you. If not you will be greeted with a box that says no errors.



Congrats. You have verified your game cache successfully.
Final Note
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10 Comments
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awesomeness︻デ═一 Aug 25 @ 3:13pm 
i have done this maney times but it still wont work
-Smoking Drinking- Aug 18 @ 1:03pm 
thanks for the info :))
请保持冷静 Aug 4 @ 7:26pm 
what if i states 3 files are missing but it does download nothing at all?
harrypowers Jul 28 @ 8:53am 
whyn still wont work
entrance20 Jun 6 @ 3:04am 
How to verify account to new email

beckyboo20 Jan 15 @ 7:38pm 
4.4 GB to be downloaded. when using the option Verify Integrity Of Game Cache....Why is it so large? Is it downloading Skyrim again without the updates or something?
:3 Dec 21, 2013 @ 4:34am 
i have tried this but didnt work for me.
jOker_RUST Dec 21, 2013 @ 2:24am 
thanks Wyk for redirecting this page to me.. 2.1 GB to redownloaded... Wish to end my despair.. Thanks a lot.
Zurvan Nov 22, 2013 @ 10:27am 
thanks for the info
Cérebro no cooldown Nov 12, 2013 @ 10:24am 
good