hi Jun 2, 2013 @ 11:05pm
depotcache files on desktop

Steam keeps creating a depotcache folder on my desktop. How do I get rid of it or have the client create the folder elsewhere?
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Marble Jun 2, 2013 @ 11:10pm 
Where did you install Steam? Usually the depotcache folder will be created in the same directory Steam is installed in.
hi Jun 2, 2013 @ 11:15pm 
I installed somewhere in Program Files. It was the default. There's also a steam folder on the desktop with game icons of the games I own. This is really strange. Why would it be placing it on my desktop?
Mabecko Sep 18, 2013 @ 3:08pm 
This is also happening to me.
I recently bought an Xbox 360 controller so now I've been using Big Picture. Might it have something to do with it?
Silicon Vampire Sep 18, 2013 @ 4:01pm 
Is the Steam Icon on your desktop a shortcut or an .exe?

Did you manage to copy the executable rather than create a shortcut?
Last edited by Silicon Vampire; Sep 18, 2013 @ 4:01pm
Mabecko Sep 18, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
I have nothing on my desktop (I use a dock), and I launch steam from the windows taskbar (it's pinned).
So now there are two folders on my desktop:
- one called 'steam', which contains a subfolder 'games' with 13 icons of my recently played/activated games
- another called 'depotcache' with 4 .MANIFEST files (with 2.5 to 5.5 Mb)

No idea what's going on, and so I don't know if it's safe to delete or move them
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Date Posted: Jun 2, 2013 @ 11:05pm
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