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This should do the trick: in case it doesn’t, keep reading.
If the above option doesn’t work, you can try resetting the Steam configuration in the following way: You just have to click OK, since this is precisely what you want, and your downloads should resume right away.
While launching the Steam client, you may experience an error which says that it could not connect to the Steam network.
It usually occurs when a user tries to log into the client.
Run Malwarebytes and let it scan your system for harmful files. If malware is found it will automatically remove them. Now run CCleaner and in the “Cleaner” section, under the Windows tab, we suggest checking the following selections to be cleaned: 5.
If you find that the launcher is unable to download the game fully, or you see "Update failed for file... You may need to clear the temporary files that the launcher stores to continue downloading free and you can find out how to add Elite Dangerous to Steam here.
If it still doesn’t work, follow the steps listed below.
Note: To permanently delete files press Shift Delete. Some of the files won’t delete as they are currently in use, so 3. You will find all the download games or application in the Steamapps folder. Make sure to back up this folder as you would later need it. Move the Steamapps folder you have backed up to the Steam directory. Press Windows Key R and type”sysdm.cpl” then hit enter. Select System Protection tab and choose System Restore. Click Next and choose the desired System Restore point. Right-click on the Antivirus Program icon from the system tray and select Disable. Next, select the time frame for which the Antivirus will remain disabled.
Double-click the Shortcut and see if you’re able to launch , you need to perform a clean boot on your PC then again launch Steam. Press Windows Key R then type %temp% and hit Enter. Now select all the files listed in above folder and permanently delete them. Navigate to the Steam Directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps 2.
You should also check if your network adapter is functioning properly. If the problem still persists, we can proceed with the trouble shooting.
Please note that if you made any recent changes to your network/wifi settings, you should revert back. Below are the steps mentioned which will guide you to flushdns etc.