How to Fix Steam Store not Loading

As you know Steam is a game application. After updating, many users report that Steam Store not loading. Here are many reasons that cause this issue including slow internet connection, corrupted web browser cache and so on. Read this full article to fix this issue.

Solutions to fix Steam store not loading

Here are many easy and quick solutions to fix this issue. Follow the below-given steps:

Update Steam app:-

The update process is one of the effective methods that can fix all bugs. So, update the Steam app to fix Steam Store not loading issue. Go through the below description:

  • At first, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc simultaneously to open Task Manager. Alternatively, right-click on the Windows taskbar and select Task Manager from the drop-down menu.
  • Now, tap on the Steam Client BootStrappert(32bit) and then tap on the End Task
  • Now, press Windows key +R simultaneously to open the Run dialogue box. Alternatively, right-click on the Windows start menu and select Run to open the Run dialogue box.
  • After that, copy and paste C:/Program Files (x86)\Steam to the Run dialogue box and press the Enter
  • Now, Delete all the folder except userdata, steamapps, Skins, exe, and Ssfn files.
  • Once, it is complete then tap on the Steam desktop Shortcut app to open it. You can see, it will update automatically.
  • After completing the update process, log in to Steam and check if the error has been resolved.

Remove HTML cache

Sometimes, it happens that Steam Store not loading due to HTML cache. So, remove the HTML cache to fix this issue.

  • At first, type file explorer options or Folder option in Windows 10 search box and tap on that to open it.
  • Now, navigate to the View section and select Show Hidden files, folders, and drives.
  • After that, tap on the Apply and OK option to allow the changes.
  • Now, press Windows key +R simultaneously to open the Run dialogue box.
  • Type C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Steam\htmlcache in the Run dialogue box. Make sure, you have to “replace the <Username> with your Windows account username”.
  • Now, select all files of this folder and tap on the Delete option to delete all.
  • After that, press Windows key +R simultaneously to open the Run dialogue box
  • Type steam://flushconfig in the Run dialogue box and press the Enter
  • Now, a pop-up window will open to remind you that This will clear your local download cache and you will need to login to Steam again.
  • So, click on the OK option if you have your Steam username and password.
  • Now, open Steam and log in to see if the error has been fixed successfully.

Clean Steam Web Browser Cache

If web browser cache is corrupted then it also causes Steam Store not loading issue. Remove it to fix this problem. Go through the below-given description:

  • At first, open Steam Client and tap on the Steam tab which is at the top left of the screen.
  • Drop down and select the Settings
  • Now, tap on the Web Browser option which is at the left pane.
  • After that, tap on the Delete Web Browser Cache and Delete Web Browser Cookies
  • A pop-up window appears to confirm your activity, so tap on the OK option to confirm it.
  • Now, reopen Steam and check if the error has been resolved.

Add no-cef-sandbox in your Steam Shortcut

It is used to make a shortcut in your Steam directory and rename it. This method can also fix the Steam Store not loading issue.

  • At first, make a shortcut of Steam in your Steam folder. The default folder for the Steam folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam.
  • Now, press Windows key +R simultaneously to open the Run dialogue box.
  • Type C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam in Run dialogue box.
  • In case, you installed Steam in another directory then browse to that directory and you will seem good to go.
  • It will make a shortcut of your steam.exe file and paste it into your steam folder to make sure that nothing is going to bad.
  • When you got your Steam shortcut setup then right-click on it and select Properties
  • You will see a target textbox, so add:

no-cef-sandbox at the end of the file path and it becomes:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe” -no-cef-sandbox

  • Now, tap on the OK option to save the changes and run the Steam shortcut that you just created.
  • Check if the error has been fixed successfully.

In this blog, we discussed to fix Steam Store not loading. I hope, it is helpful to you. If you have any doubts regarding then call to our expert’s team to resolve them.

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