Windows 10: Steam games recent list does not update

Discus and support Steam games recent list does not update in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; The recently used program list for the Steam computer game client never updates. It says recent but it misses actual recent games that I've played and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by THX1138, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. THX1138 Win User

    Steam games recent list does not update


    The recently used program list for the Steam computer game client never updates. It says recent but it misses actual recent games that I've played and lists games that I haven't touched for months or years. How can I investigate the reason for this list not updating? It works just fine for other programs on the Start Menu. I tried searching for information but the word "update" in the search string returns results about Steam and Windows updates and not about the recent list updating.


    Steam games recent list does not update [​IMG]

    :)
     
    THX1138, Mar 21, 2020
    #1

  2. Windows 10 Steam game crashes

    Hi,

    To assist you better, I would like to ask some questions:

    • Does the issue occur only with Steam games or all games?
    • Are you able to view videos?
    • What is the make and model of your computer?

    I suggest you to update the Graphic Card driver by following the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager.
    • Expand Display Adapters.
    • Right click on the driver and select Update Driver Software.
    • Follow the on-screen prompts to update the driver.

    Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Mar 21, 2020
    #2
  3. Steam games do not work after latest update

    Hi,

    Issues in launching Steam games after the Windows 10, version 1703 update may occur if Game Mode is disabled or the game components are corrupted.

    To resolve your concern, we recommend that you manually enable Game Mode by following the steps below:

    • Press the Windows key + G on your keyboard.
    • Select Settings in the Game bar.
    • In the General tab, select the check box for
      Game Mode.

    If you are still experiencing the same issue after enabling Game Mode, please answer the questions below so we can properly isolate your concern.

    • Were you asked to uninstall the Steam games before installing the Windows 10, version 1703 update?
    • Does the issue occur on other games aside from Steam games?
     
    Loraine Mon, Mar 21, 2020
    #3
  4. Steam games recent list does not update

    System restarts while accessing games from Steam on Windows 10

    Hi Alex,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being part of Windows 10.

    I understand your concern about accessing the games using Steam on Windows 10. We will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the make and model of your device?
    • Have you installed all the pending updates and driver updates on your device?
    • Have you checked with the game compatibility and system requirements to access the games?

    Try few of the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    I suggest to check with the system requirements to play the game.

    Step 1: As you have already installed Steam in compatibility on Windows 10, I suggest to install the games in compatibility mode and check if it helps.

    Follow the steps to install in Compatibility mode:

    • Download the updated gaming software from the manufacturer's website.
    • Right click the gaming software
      installation file and select Properties then tap or click the
      Compatibility tab.
    • Place a check in the Run this program in compatibility mode for: box.
    • Tap the drop down box and select a previous operating system, then tap or click
      OK.
    • Try installing the game and check.

    Step 2: Update Graphics Driver.

    Download the latest drivers from manufacturer's website, try to install them manually and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    • Select Device Manager.
    • Expand Display Adapter.
    • Right click on the Display Adapter and click on
      Update driver software.
    • Click on Browse my computer for driver software and click on
      Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
    • Follow on-screen instructions.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Mar 21, 2020
    #4
Thema:

Steam games recent list does not update

Loading...
  1. Steam games recent list does not update - Similar Threads - Steam games recent

  2. Steam games recent list does not update

    in Windows 10 Gaming
    Steam games recent list does not update: The recently used program list for the Steam computer game client never updates. It says recent but it misses actual recent games that I've played and lists games that I haven't touched for months or years. How can I investigate the reason for this list not updating? It works...
  3. Recent items list not updating

    in Windows 10 Support
    Recent items list not updating: I'm not sure what happened, possible one of Microsoft's updates. Since September 22, my recent items list has not updated but the last update is dated September 19th, 3 days earlier, so perhaps that's not it. Since I use it frequently to access files that I'm using often...
  4. Apps & Games lists a program that does not exist

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Apps & Games lists a program that does not exist: I uninstalled the Sims 4 months ago but a logoless version of the program still is listed under apps and games inside the settings. When I click to uninstall, it says that C:/Programfiles(x86)/The Sims 4/unins000.exe does not exist. It also says in apps and games that it's...
  5. Steam Games not saving after update 1809

    in Windows 10 Gaming
    Steam Games not saving after update 1809: I am trying to play Borderlands 2 on the Surface Book 2 with windows 10 on firmware 1809 with automatic updates on. When I progress through the game and save it and quit, the game does not save any of the progress i just made. I have tried unticking "read only" and i have...
  6. Recent Windows 10 update breaks Steam

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Recent Windows 10 update breaks Steam: I seem to notice a trend here. Anyway, some recent update Windows 10 did completely broke Steam, except for my Steam library if I even manage to log in. I've done possibly everything you can think of. If you can find it on Google, I tried it and it didn't work....
  7. Steam and steams games wont open after the 1/8/2019 update.

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Steam and steams games wont open after the 1/8/2019 update.: Steam worked fine yesterday but now I can't open it, I've tried uninstalling the updates but that did not work, I also uninstalled and reinstalled steam and that didn't help either. the troubleshooter said it was incompatible....
  8. BSOD While Installing/Updating Games in Steam

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    BSOD While Installing/Updating Games in Steam: Recently I've gotten BSOD while installing or updating games in steam. I have noticed that the preallocation takes much longer than usual if it will BSOD during the install. DESKTOP-O670QKJ-Tue_10_16_2018__21232_14.zip 119929
  9. Steam game issue

    in Windows 10 Gaming
    Steam game issue: How do I fix this problem?? "Failed to initialize Direct3D. Make sure you have at least DirectX 9.0c installed, have drivers for your graphics card and have not disabled 3D acceleration in display settings. InitializeEngineGraphics failed" 117231
  10. Steam games not launching

    in Windows 10 Gaming
    Steam games not launching: I decided to come back to civ 5, and when I press play, all that happens is a small box saying "checking for updates" comes up for a brief moment, followed by another box saying "Searching for steam game updates" again for a brief moment. Nothing happens after. This also...