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)
- 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”
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…