What you'd do here is wait however long it normally takes to verify files and get into the main Steam interface, and then close Steam with the menu option (or system tray icon) before restarting it.After restarting in this manner, the file verification window shouldn't appear, since Steam would have properly closed all of its files when it exited. I don’t believe you can copy that game over another machine (tho you could probably install steam on that machine and copy the game… But you can play offline if you don’t have Internet. If you have a Mac and like gaming, it’s definitely a big plus, as a lot of games get ported and put into the Steam network.Hello, I had not logged into steam since the night before the linux update.This new set of changes released today is designed to better describe the current customer experience in those games.
Additionally, Steam will occasionally verify all of its files, to ensure that everything is as it should be. This window is displayed while the update is installed or verification process is running to provide feedback to you (the user) that something is actually happening, rather than staying completely silent, leading you to think that the application hasn't started.
I have never encountered this before and even when I deleted all core steam files (not steamapps or userdata) and re-install steam I get the same problem.
It's well established that Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games and co-creator of the Unreal Engine, is not a fan of where Microsoft is headed with Windows 10.
This issue can be exacerbated by anti-virus/internet security applications blocking Steam from doing what it wants to and reading all of Steam's files as the Steam application attempts to verify them.
Try adding exceptions in these applications for your Steam folder and restart Steam to see if this resolves your issue.