Validating files steam

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?

Here's what it looks like: Both were free and both download updates incessantly, so I uninstalled them.

I don't know, it doesn't make much sense, since the download just happened and should not have been corrupt.

I downloaded & installed Skyrim DG/HF/HD-DLC through Steam and when I try to verify cache, I keep getting an error that 1 file failed to validate.

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- My install path is C:\Steam I am not running any mods or utilities at this point, it is a completely vanilla install.

If its different in any way it replaces or adds on any files.

If I ever have a problem with a game on steam this always the first thing i do.

It's the most direct way to solve the issue and I hope that you're as successful as I was. I can't get past my opening menu on Skyrim no matter what I do, I have tried uninstalling Skyrim and steam and have deleted all mods and files remaining, I disable UAC permissions, and I have verified game cache several times where it says: 1 file failed verification, it will be reacquired.

yet its been over 2 weeks and I have tried another 2 times and still no change.

Some other info I forgot to mention in case it is relevant: - During the first download, Steam hard froze on me and I needed to reboot my PC - After reboot, download continued but 3 files were not validated. I find the right option, run it and it says 1 file failed to validate and will be reaquired. I've tried any combination of reloading and restarting with no luck.

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