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How to find your Steam ID

A Steam profile is tied to an email which in turn has a username. The username can be changed, and if you want, you can also change which email address you use to sign-in to your Steam account. The one thing that doesn’t change, and that Steam uses to keep track of your activity and purchase history, is your Steam ID. You may need this ID to find information about your account or your Steam installation. Here’s how you can find it.

Find Steam ID

Finding the Steam ID can be simple, or it can be slightly complicated. The deciding factor between the two is whether or not you’ve set up a custom URL. If you’re’ not using a custom URL, you will be able to display the ID easily. If you are using a custom URL, you’re going to have to remove it to get your ID.

Show Steam ID

  1. Open the Steam app.
  2. Go to the Steam menu item, and select Settings from the menu.
  3. The Steam Settings window will open.
  4. Go to the Interface tab.
  5. Enable the ‘Display Steam URL address bar when available’ option.
  6. Close the Settings window, and go to your profile tab on Steam.
  7. Look below the “Store, Library, Community, YourProfileName’ bar and you will see a URL in green. The number in this URL is your Steam ID.

Steam ID for Custom URL

If you have a custom URL set up, you must delete it.

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Go to your Profile tab.
  3. In the column on the right, click ‘Edit Profile’.
  4. On the edit profile screen, scroll down to the Custom URL field.
  5. Click in this field and delete everything.
  6. Scroll further down and click Save.
  7. On the menu bar, go to Steam>Settings.
  8. The Steam Settings window will open.
  9. Go to the Interface tab.
  10. Enable the ‘Display Steam URL address bar when available’ option.
  11. Close the window. Return to Steam. Go to your profile tab.
  12. Look at the URL given in green and the number will be your Steam ID.
  13. You can set your custom URL again once you’ve noted your Steam ID.

Conclusion

Your Steam ID is used to name a folder within the Steam folder. You can track the folder down and get your Steam ID from it but it’s a tedious process and you may end up noting down the wrong number. Additionally, the method doesn’t work for custom URLs. In fact, if you remove a custom URL, the folder that is traditionally supposed to be named after your Steam ID will not be renamed. You will have a mismatch there that you should not fix/change. Always look up your Steam ID from within the Steam app.

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