How do I verify my game files?
What does it mean to 'verify' my game files, and why should I do it?
When you 'verify' your game files, your gaming platform checks to make sure that the game has all the files that it needs, and replaces any that are missing.
If your game is glitching, running strangely, or not launching, it may be that it is missing a file or multiple files. Verifying your files establishes if this is the case, and replaces the files if it is.
How do I verify my files?
This guide demonstrates from beginning to end how to verify your game files on Steam.
We recommend you do this with your anti-virus software temporarily disabled. This is to ensure that your anti-virus does not prevent files from installing by mistaking them as illegitimate or malicious. For more details on why we ask this, please visit: https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/5F3D-1477-AFF9-C4F3.
1. Open your Game Library on Steam
2. Right-click on your game
3. Select Properties from the menu
4. In the Properties menu, select 'Local Files' from the left-hand panel
5. On the Local Files page, select 'Verify integrity of game files'
6. Steam will then verify your files. Please note this can take a few minutes!
7. Once Steam is finished, a box like this will appear. If your game is all fine, it will appear like this:
1. Go to your games library in the Epic Games Launcher
2. Click the three dots next to the game's title
3. Select 'Verify'
When verifying has finished, please try running the game again.
1. Select the game in your GOG Galaxy library list
2. Click the More menu button next to Play
3. Click Manage…
4. Click 'Verify / Repair'
When verifying has finished please try running the game again.
1. Open the options menu in your Xbox App and click "Manage"
2. From here you will see this menu, please click "FILES"
3. From FILES Please click "VERIFY AND REPAIR"
4. Once you have selected VERIFY AND REPAIR you will be given a warning box. Please accept. You may find your files are being relocated to a different installation destination.
How do I create a DxDiag file?
What is a DxDiag file?
A DxDiag is a diagnostic file that helps us to determine what might be preventing your game from working as it should.
It can tell us whether your PC meets a game's minimum requirements, if has the most up-to-date drivers installed, or if it has reported any errors related to the problem you are having.
It contains no personal data other than the name of your PC, and we will delete it from our systems once your case is closed.
How to I create a DxDiag?
- Click the Start menu in Windows and in the 'Search Programs and Files' or 'Run' field search for 'dxdiag.exe' and run the program.
- This will start the diagnostic tool and it will scan your PC. When it finishes click the button which says 'Save All Information...' and save the text file to a location on your desktop.
- Attach the file when submitting a request in our contact form, or when replying to a support email.