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Lost all my installed Steam games!
stylon 21 May

Wasn't sure which category to stick this in but anyway here goes.

Had my steamdeck for about 2 weeks now, been fantastic so far. It crashed whilst trying to launch a Cemu game so I had to turn it off and on again. When it came back on it appeared to unpack and install a small update before booting up as normal. However I went to play a steam game and it came up as not installed. Went to my library to check the rest of my games and all of them are showing up like that. In fact my 'Installed' category is now a big fat zero.

Stuff I have added manually such as Heroic and Cemu and all my EmuDeck stuff is still there works fine. Likewise stuff I installed within Heroic works fine.

My Steam games were installed to my SD card... which is still showing up fine - indeed all my Heroic games are installed there and still work. It's as if it has forgotten my library is on the SD card and is looking at the internal memory instead?

How do I fix this please?

Edit: I should mention that the Steamdeck is my first Linux experience!

Last edited by stylon on 21 May 2022 at 2:28 pm UTC
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Rob-Retro 21 May
I've not got a SteamDeck but I'm pretty sure in the settings/config option you will find the option to use SSD or SD Card, or maybe both, quick google and i found this video, hope this helps.

Select SD Card SteamDeck
stylon 21 May
Thanks for the suggestion, however when I go to the storage settings I only have the Internal drive showing:

Storage Settings

However as you can see in the two images below I can see my SD card when in desktop mode just fine:

My SD card

SD Card contents

Any other ideas?
stylon 21 May
Despite the fact that I could see and use the card in desktop mode I decided to eject the card and re-insert it whilst in the 'storage' settings screen and lo and behold it popped back up and my game collection re-appeared. No idea what happened but just glad it's working again. Happy days!

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