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Importing a real Clients' Sentry File


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I am trying to Import the Sentry File of a Real Steam Client running locally.
After googling, i found that it is saved in <steamInstallDir>/Steam/ssfn<numbers>.
Problem being, i seem to have two of these files locally, both following the name format, just with different Numbers.
The content of the files is different, however one of the two is marked as NTFS Hidden.
How do i know which of the two files are used by my real Steam client?
(Is there any meaning to the Numbers?)
I have checked with a friend, they also have the same situation: 2 files, different names, different content, one hidden.
Thanks for all the time you spend on this stuff!
~ ty

Edited by zeroCat
wrong file name
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The hidden one is the correct one. The visible one is used as a decoy to throw off dumb users who fell for scam sites back in the day that prompted them to upload their sentry files. It always contains the same content.

The numbers don't really have any meaning. Steam does keep a reference to the correct sentry file in config/config.vdf under InstallConfigStore>Software>Valve>Steam>SentryFile, but if you only have one hidden sentry file then that's the correct one.

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