When you remove these files also clear out the downloading folder as well in one of the previous steps above to make sure we have a fresh run at downloading Dota 2. Hopefully the above has fixed the stalling update issue and I want to state that all fixes are based upon previous threads and there are too many people to thank for assistance in resolving this issue.
I do not take credit for the guide as most of the fixes have been a community effort I have just typed it up nicely for those who are experiencing difficulties.
Here's a list and a guide with step by steps on how to possibly fix the stalling update/download for Dota 2 client. • Clearing out the Dota 2 files from your depotcache folder.
• Removing the Dota 2 files from the downloading folder. • Changing the region to force download from a different server.
I know this issue is reasonably common and has been around for quite a while and think it would help others to have another post added for this issue.
My friend's account is currently having this issue, his Dota2 update forced him to download Gigabytes of files, despite the fact that I only have to download around 200 MBs of files. And then Verifying the integrity of the game cache I guess it was probably because after the renaming and then comparing the files, i got a lot of files missing. I did everything but nothing worked please help ise only thing is install the custom modes to play with my friends but I can not download or install modes other games that have games.
Then i went looking and I may have found a solution to the issue but would need others who have the issue to confirm.