STEAMSTART File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a STEAMSTART file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .STEAMSTART files.

What is a STEAMSTART file?

The STEAMSTART file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the STEAMSTART file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the STEAMSTART file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about STEAMSTART files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open STEAMSTART files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension STEAMSTART for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different STEAMSTART openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of STEAMSTART files. Remember, different programs may use STEAMSTART files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Steam Client BootstrapperSteam Client BootstrapperUser submitted
Call of Duty - Black OpsCall of Duty - Black OpsUser submitted
BorderlandsBorderlandsUser submitted
RageRageUser submitted
Team FortressTeam FortressUser submitted
Just CauseJust CauseUser submitted
The Elder Scrolls V - SkyrimThe Elder Scrolls V - SkyrimUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!