Depressurizer Tidies Up Your Steam Library

Depressurizer Tidies Up Your Steam Library

Windows: If you’ve been using Steam for a few years, chances are you have an unwieldy list of games in your library’s sidebar. While you can categorise them into folders within Steam manually, Depressurizer helps automate the process.

For the app to work, you’ll need the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and a public Steam profile. When you run the application, it will find your Steam library and list all of its games. Just hit Tools > Auto-Cat to automatically assign games to different genre folders such as Action, Adventure or Casual. It might not work for all of your games, but it should take care of the lion’s share, leaving you to only drag and drop a handful manually. Once you’re done, hit Profile > Export Config File, restart Steam, and your library should be cleaned up and categorised. The app is a little buggy, and you might see quirks such as UI buttons slightly cut off at the bottom of the window, but you only really need to use it once to get your library in order.

Depressurizer (Free) [Google Code via Ghacks]


  • This is amazing. I’ve been looking for something like this for years. I hope it works well.

    Is there any new development on turning people’s obscure gaming nicknames into their Facebook equivalents or names of my choosing?

    • I extracted it to the Steam installation folder, put my public community address in, clicked autocategorise until it sorted out my list nicely, then I clicked Profile (Alt+P) and exported the profile (Ctrl + E). I restarted Steam and my Installed Games list was nicely categorised. I hope this helps you.

      I’m not actually sure what is necessary in this procedure, since it didn’t come with any documentation. It was confusing, but fairly painless once I got the hang of it.

    • It s indeed a confusing mess, with lots of similarly named functions. I just pressed buttons that sounded like they would do the right thing and got it working. Sadly, quite a few games were not assigned to categories, including some rather high profile ones (which was puzzling), so I had to do a lot of sorting myself. Others didn’t show up in the app either, so it’s a bit useless to me at the moment. It holds some promise though.

      I found a guide afterwards that should help with getting it working:

      PS. Kizza, no need to extract it to the Steam directory, you can just run the file from anywhere and it will detect your install.

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