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In most of the cases, “This inventory is not available at this time” error is the result of bugs and you should close then reopen Steam. Aside from that, you may want to change web browser, switch network, use custom URL, etc. Continue reading to be able to take care of the issue and get the most out of Steam Marketplace.
“This Inventory Is Not Available At This Time”: Possibilities
While Steam is a popular game distribution platform, it suffers from a number of bugs. When Steam bugs out, its features would act up and Steam Marketplace is not an exception. Hence, once it comes to “This inventory is not available at this time” error, you should give bugs some thought.
You only run into “This inventory is not available at this time” error when you use a web browser instead of Steam client to access Steam Marketplace? Then it’s possible that the browser is the one that gives you a hard time. On the bright side, if the browser is at fault, it takes little time and effort to dismiss the error.
For your information, quite a few Steam features including Steam Marketplace require a stable Internet connection. If you have a hard time making use of Steam Marketplace, you must add network to your list of suspects.
A List Of Solutions
Close And Reopen Steam
In the beginning, it’s wise to wait for a moment then see how things turn out. If the issue persists feel free to close and reopen Steam several times. To be thorough, you may want to restart your computer too.
Change Web Browser
You suspect that your web browser is responsible for the error? In that case, don’t hesitate to change web browser. If the Steam Marketplace works as expected after the change, feel free to conclude that the original browser is the cause. On the other hand, if the error continues to bother you, move on to the next solution.
- Step 1: Stop all Steam-related processes on your computer using Task Manager. To do so, right-clicking an empty space on the taskbar then pick Task Manager. Next, in Task Manager, locate Steam processes, select them and choose End Task.
- Step 2: Go to This PC, open Local Disk and enter Program Files (x86) folder.
- Step 3: Open Steam folder then delete every single file and folder in the Steam Folder except steamapps folder. The steamapps folder is where most of your Steam games reside so if you delete it, you’ll have to reinstall your games again.
- Step 4: After you finish, restart your computer.
- Step 5: Go to This PC, open Local Disk and enter Program Files (x86) folder. Next, Open Steam folder, find the Steam executable file (.exe) and then launch it. Steam should proceed to replace all the missing files and folders. As soon as the process completes, you could give Steam Marketplace another go.
If you could connect to a couple of networks in the vicinity, it’s a good idea to switch network. That is only a stop-gap measure and you eventually have to address issues in your network. Depending on the situation, you have to remove obstacles, pick up new cables, update Internet plan, etc.
Custom URL Fix
- Step 1: Go to the Steam website, log into your account and head to your profile page. To do so, click on your account name at the top of the screen then pick Profile.
- Step 2: Hit the Edit Profile button on the right-hand side of your screen then change Custom URL.
- Step 3: Save the changes, go back to Steam Marketplace and initiate trade again.
Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s.
Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he’d stop emailing them asking for more work. Since 2019, he started providing game reviews & tips for Grateful Dead Game. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He’s also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.