This is just merely one way to fix the issue at hand.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.- My install path is C:\Steam I am not running any mods or utilities at this point, it is a completely vanilla install.Skyrim will start through steam without any obvious issues, but I am worried this invalidated file may cause problems in the future.) This happened when I was trying to make Portal 2 and Stanley pabs together and I deleted some files accidentally.So I clicked the Verify thing and I could play Stanley pabs again! Does anyone know how I can find out which file Steam is referring to (the message does not inform me), and how to get Steam to correctly validate this file?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.
Steam support suggested it once and it got me out of a problem I had, so I try it again on occasion.I had the same issue and what I did was uninstall Skyrim, right clicked its grayed out name, went to properties, Local Files, Browse local files and then I deleted everything that was in that file.I proceeded to delete everything Skyrim related () I then re-installed the vanilla game again and it now runs like it was just this moment bought.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: After finding only way too many unsatisfactorily answered questions identical to this, I came to the conclusion that Steam sucks and just decided to live with it.