L.Fox Mar 18, 2013 @ 7:19pm
failed to load steamui localization file
will not start, what to do?
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Nezbyte Mar 19, 2013 @ 9:47am 
Just had this problem and fixed it, just do this and should be fine. First you should close off steam, then go to where you installed Steam (for most users C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam OR C:\Program Files\Steam).

Delete the following files (back them up somewhere just to be sure): ClientRegistry.blob, steamclient.dll, SteamUI.dll; and then restart steam. It should download whatever necessary files to replace those you deleted and you should retain all your purchased/downloaded games.
cry Mar 19, 2013 @ 11:07am 
Thank you. This sorted me out first time. I don't understand why Steam has so many problems updating itself, but at least this time round I managed to find a fix for it in minutes rather than hours.
MaximumOverdrive Mar 19, 2013 @ 11:18am 
Thank you, this also got the "recent played" list working for the first time ever.
Nezbyte Mar 19, 2013 @ 1:14pm 
Yay for being helpful!
TinMan Sep 22, 2013 @ 3:03am 
Thanks bro, this totally worked for me!
#furrypower
That hashtag is just to annoy you guys...
Nezbyte Sep 22, 2013 @ 3:20am 
No problem, happy to help. I will kill you for the hashtag though.
Gnazh Jan 13, 2014 @ 4:16pm 
Originally posted by Yellow Arrow:
Just had this problem and fixed it, just do this and should be fine. First you should close off steam, then go to where you installed Steam (for most users C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam OR C:\Program Files\Steam).

Delete the following files (back them up somewhere just to be sure): ClientRegistry.blob, steamclient.dll, SteamUI.dll; and then restart steam. It should download whatever necessary files to replace those you deleted and you should retain all your purchased/downloaded games.

I can't even start steam? How would I restart it? Please please help me
Nezbyte Jan 14, 2014 @ 7:56am 
Originally posted by I'm the Hornyspy:
just restart your computer
It really isn't you don't think people would ahve tried this?
Tom Feb 5, 2014 @ 12:59pm 
I still have this issue?? As The Legend of Wanka said, how can I restart what I can't open? And also if I try to delete both .dll files it just complains and throws back an error saying something like "cannot load steam.dll" so I have to re-add them back. And whenever I try to uninstall steam it messes up massively not even installing properly, it's difficult to explain what happens but none of the proper files are there and I have to actually system restore to get it back.
I'm so confused can anyone help please? This is really♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥me off now going on for over 4 days now.
Nezbyte Feb 5, 2014 @ 1:18pm 
I don't have a clue, sorry.
crunchyfrog Feb 5, 2014 @ 4:08pm 
Originally posted by Tom:
I still have this issue?? As The Legend of Wanka said, how can I restart what I can't open? And also if I try to delete both .dll files it just complains and throws back an error saying something like "cannot load steam.dll" so I have to re-add them back. And whenever I try to uninstall steam it messes up massively not even installing properly, it's difficult to explain what happens but none of the proper files are there and I have to actually system restore to get it back.
I'm so confused can anyone help please? This is really♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥me off now going on for over 4 days now.

Can you check your anti-virus suite to see if there's any exclusions or Steam is on some sort of list? This can often cause such uninstallation and running problems.
Nezbyte Feb 6, 2014 @ 8:51am 
If its McAfee, it hates steam.
MadHerper Feb 22, 2014 @ 11:02am 
Thank you Nezbit, that worked!! You saved a steam ticket reader ;)
GODLIKE Mar 17, 2014 @ 10:44pm 
it work !! thx :)
Wrongness Mar 18, 2014 @ 4:53am 
I played yesterday evening everything was ok. Today steam lunched with update and then crashed with "Failed to load steamui.dll". I removed 3files mentioned in this thread. Steam lunched with updating and then again crashed - the same error. Not Working for me! Maybe its downloading broken .dll from broken update. Btw I turned Anti-Virus off.
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