How to Hide or Remove a Game From Your Steam Library

Steam Game Library

Steam displays each game you have bought or received as a gift in its library. He also remembers some free games that you have installed. But you can hide a game from your library or even permanently delete it from your account.

The difference between hiding and removing games

Concealment is reversible. When you hide a Steam game, it is hidden views of the standard library. Some people can still see the game in a few clicks and you can unveil it later. You can even play a hidden game. It's just a way to sweep a match under the rug for now.

The withdrawal is permanent. When you delete a game from your Steam account, it is permanently deleted. The game will not appear in your library. Previously, you had to contact Steam customer support and ask for this, but now there is a standard way to remove games with just a few clicks. Warning: for the game to resume in the future, you must buy it.

How to hide a steam game

To hide a Steam game, locate it in your library, right-click on it, and click "Define Categories".

Set the Categories menu on Steam game

Check the option "Hide this game in my library" and click "OK".

Option to hide a game in Steam

How to find or display a hidden steam game

To view your hidden Steam games, click on the category box to the right of the search box in your game library and select "Hidden".

Steam library display menu

To display a hidden game, right-click on it and select "Remove from Hidden".

Option to display a game in Steam

How to remove a game from your Steam account

Before you remove a Steam game from your library, you must uninstall it from your computer. If you first delete a game from your account, you will not be able to uninstall it normally. You will need to search its files on your hard drive or SSD and delete them manually.

To permanently delete a game from your library, click Help> Steam Support.

Steam support option in the Help menu

Click on the game you wish to remove. If you have played it recently, it will appear at the top of the list. Alternatively, you can use the search box at the bottom of this page to search for the game by name.

Get help for a game in Steam

Click on "I want to permanently delete this game from my account". (If you bought the game in the last two weeks and have been playing for less than two hours, you can also return the game for a refund d & # 39; here).

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Option to permanently delete a game from a Steam account

Steam will give you more information about this process. If the game had been purchased or activated as part of a bundle, Steam would display the associated games that would also be deleted.

Click "OK, permanently delete the listed games from my account". You will have to buy it back if you want to play it again.

Confirmation of the withdrawal of a Steam game

This will not remove information about your game time and in-game achievements, which will remain related to your Steam profile.

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