The error messages "File xxx missing", "Missing Executable Error" or "Error code 2, -59" may appear during installation of a Steam version of the software.
To fix this issue, you need to uninstall all of the components of the software currently installed on your system, and then you need to reinstall the software.
Start by performing an uninstall of the software in your Steam browser:
- In your Steam Library, right-click on the listing for your application.
- Select "Local Content / Delete".
- Uninstall the software.
Next, you need to uninstall the software through the "Uninstall or change a program" section of the Windows Control Panel:
- Press the key "Win + I" to access the control panel
- Select "Apps and features"
- Select the application and click on "Uninstall".
- Restart your computer.
- Return to your Steam Library, select your application, and click "Install".
- After Steam tells you the program is finished downloading, click the "Launch" button.
- After installation restart your PC.
If the problem persists after restarting your computer, follow these steps:
- Pause any security software that is running on your computer.
- In the Windows File Explorer, navigate to the application's installation folder.
- Create a new folder with the name of the application.
- Go through the installation process again until you are asked to specify an installation location.
- Click the "Change" button.
- Select the folder you created.
- Click "Install".
- Launch the application.
The default installation location is:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\[Software_name].