How to clear your Steam (account) Cloud …

Steam Cloud is used to backup config files and saved games online in order to access them from every computer. This is a feature that can be enabled/disabled through two different dialogs:

  • Steam > Settings > Downloads + Cloud > Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for games which support it (will affect all the games)

OR

  • Right-click on a game > Properties > Updates > Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for <GameName> (will only affect the selected game)

How to reset your steam cloud so that fresh settings can be uploaded?

Step 1: Right click on the Steam icon in your task bar and select Settings

Step 2: In the settings click on DOWNLOADS + CLOUD tab. Under this tab there is a Steam Cloud section and un-check “Enable Steam Cloud Synchronization for games which support it”

Step 3: Now navigate to the location where Steam is installed. Since I am playing CS:GO  I will navigate to the following folders:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\SteamID\AppId

replace your SteamID and AppId in the above path and delete every file/folder in this folder.

Then navigate to the following folder

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg

and delete every single file in this folder.

Step 4: Add -autoconfig launch option to the game launch options to reset the game to it’s default values.

Step 5: Launch the game and do all the settings you need like setting resolution, audio and graphics, enable console. Once everything is set Exit the game.

Step 6: Repeat Step 1 to open the Settings page. Go to the DOWNLOADS + CLOUD tab and check the “Enable Steam Cloud Synchronization for games which support it” option.

Step 7: Restart your game and you will see the following dialog screen will appear..

Step 8: Click on “Upload to the steam cloud” to over write everything which is stored in the cloud (for that particular game whose files you have deleted).

Step 9: Remove the -autoconfig launch option from the Launch Option dialog box.

Enjoy you new settings…

Happy Gaming

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One Response to How to clear your Steam (account) Cloud …

  1. meph says:

    Step 7 won’t appear on my screen, I need help.

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