If you’re a Steam user, you may have run into the dreaded error codes -7 and -130. Fortunately, there’s a fix. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to get back up and running in no time.

Fix: Error Codes -7 and -130 in the Steam Client

What do Error Codes -7 and -130 Mean?

When you encounter either of these error codes in the Steam Client, it means that the Steam Client is unable to connect to the Steam network. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including firewall settings, internet connection issues, or server problems.

To fix this problem, you’ll need to make sure that your firewall is configured correctly and that your internet connection is stable. You may also need to contact your ISP or the Steam support team for further assistance.

How to Fix Error Codes -7 and -130

If you are receiving error codes -7 or -130 when trying to launch the Steam client, it is most likely because of a corrupt installation file. To fix this, you will need to delete the Steam folder and re-download the client from the Steam website.

1) First, exit the Steam client if it is currently running.

2) Next, go to your Steam installation directory. The default directory is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\

3) Once you are in the Steam installation directory, delete the following files and folders:

– Steam.exe
– steamapps folder
– Steam.dll

4) Now, re-download the Steam client from the Steam website.

5) Once the download is finished, run the Steam client and log in with your account credentials.

You should now be able to launch the Steam client without receiving any error codes.


There are a number of different causes for the -7 and -130 errors in the Steam Client, but the most common is simply that the Steam Client is not up to date. As always, be sure to check for updates to your software and drivers, as well as any third-party software that you may be using. Additionally, if you are using a VPN or proxy, be sure to disable it and try again. If you continue to experience these errors, please contact Steam Support for further assistance.

Further Reading

If you continue to experience Error Codes -7 and -130 in the Steam Client, we recommend you read our Steam Client Troubleshooting Guide. This guide covers some common causes of these errors and provides troubleshooting steps to help resolve them.

Fix: Error Codes -7 and -130 in the Steam Client