I played the free weekend for Call of Duty Black Ops and I decided not to buy it.
However, now I have a folder taking up 8 GB of my SSD space in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\call of duty black ops.
The game is not listed on my game list in steam (where I could right-click and select “delete local content”)
Is it safe to delete that folder directly? Is there another folder I could delete to recover more space? Is there a way to do it from Steam (this would be preferred)?
You can use the Steam browser protocol to uninstall it:
Deletes the specified apps’ cache files.
Generally you can find the ID you need by looking at the URL of its Steam store page — for example, http://store.steampowered.com/app/42700/.
Call of Duty: Black Ops’ ID is 42700, so the link would be
steam://uninstall/42700. Enter that into your browser’s address bar or the Windows Run dialog (Win+R).
You can also pass it directly to the Steam executable as an argument:
In this case, it left behind a few files (~10 MB for me). Those can safely be deleted.
steamapps\common\call of duty black ops
steamapps\call of duty black ops mp binaries.ncf
The multiplayer component actually has a separate ID (42710); uninstalling that ID did nothing for me, but you may want to try anyway, just to be sure.
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