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Where does Steam download apps to on Mac? (What's the save path?)

Where is the local content stored?

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Update about this location from Valve, today. They received obviously many complaints about the Documents folder, so they are changing that soon.

(...) As soon as the feature to help users uninstall Steam completely when they drag it to the Trash is complete, we will be moving the game content folder into "~/Library/Application Support/Steam".

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That's excellent news. Thanks :) –  macek May 24 '10 at 21:02
    
@macek - think about updating the accepted answer later, when this change will be effective, since it won't be in "documents" anymore, then. –  Gnoupi May 25 '10 at 8:03
    
good idea. Thanks again. –  macek May 25 '10 at 16:44
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The default is your Documents directory.

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Is this configurable? –  macek May 14 '10 at 18:25
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Yes, games are stored in ~/Documents/Steam Content. –  Doug Harris May 14 '10 at 18:25
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@macek yes, see forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=915169#11 for instructions –  bryan May 14 '10 at 18:29
    
You were lucky - I signed up and downloaded Portal earlier this week and it dumped 5 GB of stuff in my root directory. –  Paul R May 14 '10 at 22:19
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