I stumbled upon what seems to be a quick and easy solution to DISK WRITE ERROR’s in Steam.
I have not seen this mentioned anywhere else.
Much simpler than any of the other SDWE solutions I found when trying to solve my troubles.
Trouble is that I have not had any SDWE, since before I decided that I want to write about it, so I have not been able to confirm certain aspects of it. I also don’t have any screenshots to backup my observations.
Okay. The solution: (This is where I can’t remember exactly how to do it)
It is either hover the mouse over, right or left click the DISK WRITE ERROR message and you will somewhere on screen, be shown a path to and including the file that have failed. (I don’t know if you need to have the statusline active for this to work.)
In most cases I just needed to delete the indicated file and resume the download and it would work.
In the 2 cases where it failed multiple times on the same file, I just deleted the folder with files containing the failing file and I could resume again.
I would very much like to share this solution in a number of the places where people have asked for help with this problem, as many of the other solutions are quite drastic.
I did find one screenshot here showing the error, but I have no rights to it, so I won’t be able to share it as intended.
If any of you get a SDWE could you please confirm how to show the path and if deleting the file and/or folder works for you?
I would also be very grateful for a couple of screenshots that I could share.