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[Solved] How to Fix Windows Cannot Find Steam.exe?

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Windows cannot find Steam.exe is an error you may receive when double-clicking the Steam shortcut on the desktop to open the Steam client. This error can also appear when you directly open the Steam.exe file from the Steam installation folder.

After checking, you may find that the file is existing and accessible. But, Windows still failed to find steam. Why does this issue happen?

Top Reasons for Windows Cannot Find Steam.exe
Steam.exe missing is mainly caused by these two situations:

Malware
This is a very common reason. But, you may not perceive it. Many users have reported this as the cause of Windows failed to find steam. So, you need to scan your computer using antivirus software to kill the virus and malware.

AVAST
AVAST is not friendly to Steam. It may block the Steam and you need to add it to the list of exceptions to make Steam work. Even sometimes, you need to uninstall AVAST or delete a certain registry entry to solve the issue.

You can read this MiniTool post to select one suitable solution to get rid of this steam.exe missing issue.

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