Steam – How to start Steam without it automatically logging in


When I start Steam it automatically logs into my account.

I want it setup so that when Steam starts next time, it will ask me for my credentials.

I know how to do this the normal way (logging into my account, going into settings) but I want to make this change without being logged into my account, or at least not being visible as logged in.

Best Answer

IF you want to stop Steam from automagically logging you in, edit


and delete everything that is in there.

This will make Steam ask you for your username and password on the next launch.