Steam and validating
(unless your harddrive is failing) -edit2-: are these files compressed by Windows, if so, that might be it?For a few months now, Steam has been validating my files whenever I open it. What exactly is Steam doing when it says that it is validating files, and why does it need to do it so frequently?As to why the validation is happening automatically after updates download for these two games.I don't know, it doesn't make much sense, since the download just happened and should not have been corrupt. Steam provides the user with installation and automatic updating of games, and community features such as friends lists and groups, cloud saving, and in-game voice and chat functionality.
Don't get confused: They are not updates, it's cache verifying process.
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