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Steam is the most popular gaming platform on the desktop, but many users have reported that the Steam browser doesn’t work for them.
This can be a problem and prevent you from browsing Steam’s memory, but you may be able to solve it with one of our solutions.
Updating Steam is an effective way to solve the problem that the game’s Steam browser does not load. If you find that the Steam browser is not working, you can fix this problem first.
- Right-click on the Windows taskbar and select Task Manager from the menu. You can also use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc key combination to open the Task Manager.
- Click Steam Client BootStrapper(32 bit) and then click End Task.
- Right-click the Windows Start menu and select Run to open the Run box. You can also press the Windows +R keys on your keyboard to open the Run field.
- Copy and paste C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam into the Run field and press Enter.
- Delete everything except the steamapps folder, the userdata folder, the Skins folder, the Steam.exe file and the Ssfn files (there may be more than one). The following items, shown in the screenshot, should be kept.
Examine Other Interfering Programs
Any software that modifies or monitors system, disk or network activity may cause browser malfunctions. These programs and services may run in the background and are usually associated with software such as anti-virus software, ad blockers, web optimizers, firewalls, system cleaners, recording software, proxies, performance boosters, etc.
You should work with a specialist to ensure that no external software interferes with the Steam browser.
Executing the flushconfig Command
If we run flushconfig, we can clear the download cache and hopefully solve this Steam problem. To do so:
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and the R key at the same time. Then copy and paste steam://flushconfig into the box and click OK.
- Click OK to confirm flushing.
- Restart Steam and verify that the browser is loading properly.
Clearing the Steam Web Browser Cache
If the cache of the Steam web browser is damaged, the Steam Store may not load correctly. To clear Steam’s browser cache, follow these simple steps and hopefully you will be able to correct the error “Steam Store not loading
- Start the Steam client and click on the Steam tab. And go to the drop-down menu to select settings.
- In the left pane, select the web browser and click Clear Web Browser Cache and Clear Web Browser Cookies Individually
- Finally, click the Ok button in a pop-up window to confirm your action at the same time.
- Restart Steam and check the error.
Use the -no-cef-sandbox parameter setting
- Locate your steam link, right click on it and select Properties.
- In the Target field, add the following after the quotes
- -no-cef sandbox
- Now click Apply and OK.
Start Steam and check if the problem is solved.
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