In Windows 10, you can use skins to change the user interface and style of the Steam client to what you like. To do this, you must first download your favorite Steam skin. In order to use the Steam shell, you need to find it on the Internet. To find the best Steam skins, we suggest you visit steamskins.org.
Click the Popular tab at the top of the web page to view the most popular uploaded skins on the website. Other tabs are Anime, Clean, Colors, Dark, Light and Soft. Depending on your interests, open one of the tabs to see the skin you want in that theme.
After selecting a tab, you will see a list of available skins. On each shell page, you will find a description of the shell and its information, a history of how the shell has changed over time, or a combination of these.
Keep in mind that some of these skins may have bugs. For example, some skins do not have a Big Picture Mode function on the Steam button, and you may have to go to the View menu instead.
Once you have selected the skin, go to the middle of the page just above the Related Skins and below the Installation Instructions. You will see an option to use Direct Download or External Download.
We suggest using External Download; Because this way you can download the latest version of the skin directly from the creator of the skin. This makes it more likely that your favorite skin is a new version that is compatible with the latest Steam updates.
Create Skins folder
Once you have downloaded the file, you must create a new folder for the shells you have just downloaded before extracting the ZIP. First open File Explorer and go to C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Steam (where to install your Steam program). Right-click on an empty space in the folder and select New> Folder.
Type the name Skins and press Enter. If you make a mistake, rename the folder to Skins.
Extract Steam Skin file
Right-click on the Steam shell ZIP file you downloaded and select Extract All. While on the Extract page, click Browse to find C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Steam \ skins (the folder you just created). Next, click on the Select folder to start extracting the ZIP file.
Once the extraction is complete, you can delete the ZIP file; Because you will not need it anymore; Unless you want to reinstall it on another device later. Finally, you have to select Steam settings.
When all the files have been moved to the Skins folder, open the Steam client. At the top left, click Steam and then Settings. Next, select the Interface from the sidebar. Click the Select the skin you wish Steam to use the drop-down menu and select the skin you want to use.
After confirmation, Steam will ask you to restart its client. After rebooting, log in to your account to see your new skin.
Depending on the skins you choose to use, you may encounter incompatibility issues. For example, with the Plexed skin selected in our article, the Steam store page looks quite desirable; But when we tried to boot the library section, the page was blank. If the update is for a theme for 2018 or earlier, it probably won’t show your library. Go to the External Download section at steamskins.org to find the latest version of the skin you are looking for. You can also do a Google search for it.
How to restore the default Steam shell?
Whenever you change your mind and want to go back to the standard Steam skin, open Settings and then click on Interface. From the Select the skin you wish Steam to use the menu, select the default skin option .
Click OK and then restart the Steam client. After that, everything should be back to normal.
We hope you find this tutorial useful. You can share your questions and experiences about installing Steam skin in Windows 10 with us and other Wironal users.