Validating files steam
And its not like he's wielding a wooden penis (one can easily make a penis shaped staff out of wooden branch and there are no arguments why it could not be done).
Honestly, I don't bother validating the archive anymore.
Steam passes the buck by claiming that it is a 3rd party issue and the third party, being Bethesda, places the problem with end user.
No one has and honest and straightforward answer, to these issues!?! From what I've read on the Beth forum that 1kb file that always fails to download is of no importance.
Also it is used for it's quality to withstand blows.
While you find a solution for your cache problem you can delete your default_file and create a new file into your itembuilds folder if you have any trouble editing.