Are you facing Steam Disk Write Error? Here all you need to know about how to fix Steam Disk Write Error and what it is.
This error occurs when you are downloading or updating a game like Dota 2, Fallout 4, Grand Theft Auto V, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which you have brought from team platforms. Steam sometimes displays an error message which reads, “An error occurred while installing/updating [game title] (disk write error)“.
Why Does Steam Disk Write Error Occur
This error usually occurs when you try to install or download a new game or attempt to update a game that you previously installed. It also happens when you try to open a game that needs an update. Below are some of the error messages that occur after your files fail to install or download.3
The error can also occur when:-
- The drive or Steam folder is write-protected.
- Defects in the hard drive.
- Your antivirus or firewall blocks Steam from downloading
- There are corrupt or outdated files in the Steam directory.
How to Fix the Steam Disk Write Error 2021
- Restart Steam:- You can try to close the steam client and then reopen it. And them download and play it again.
- Restart Your PC:- Try rebooting your PC if steam is unable to resolve your problem.
- Remove Write Protection From The Drive:- If you believe that this is the source of the error occurring try to remove write protection from that drive.
- Turn Off The Read-Only Setting:- Go to the Steam folder properties and make sure the read-only setting isn’t selected.
- Run Steam As An Administrator:- Software gets extra permissions when running as an administrator. This may help in fixing the problem.
- Delete Corrupted Files: Delete all corrupted files that have the same name go ahead and put them in the trash in your Steam folder.
- Clear The Steam Download Cache:- Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache. This may help in clearing any corrupted files.
- Move Steam To A Different Drive:- Try changing your steam folder location to a different drive.
- Disable The Antivirus/ Firewall Program Or Add Exceptions:- Sometimes antivirus/firewall also happens to be the cause of the error to occur go ahead and diable of put an exception of your device antivirus.
- Contact Steam For Help:- If none of the above methods help get help from Steam’s technical team.