Microsoft Flight Simulator FAQ

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How to repair or remove Microsoft Flight Simulator on Microsoft Store/Gamepass


If you're experiencing issues with the UI (greyed out options) or some in-game features become unresponsive or missing after adding or removing content, it is possible that your installation is corrupted. To fix the problem, simply follow the steps below: 


I. How to Repair or Reset Microsoft Flight Simulator

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Microsoft Flight Simulator
  2. Click on App Settings.Annotation_2020-08-25_173427.png

  3. On the page that opens, select Repair if it's available. If it isn't available or doesn't fix the problem, select Reset.reset-and-repair.png

If the problem persists after verifying the integrity of the game's files you will need to do a Clean Install. 


II. How to do a clean Install

1. Uninstall MSFS

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Microsoft Flight Simulator
  2. Click on Uninstall.Annotation_2020-08-26_145002.png

  3. Click on Uninstall to remove the simAnnotation_2020-08-26_145105.png

  4. Once uninstalled, check to make sure all files are deleted. The default installation location is: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe
  5. Look at your timestamps and move any leftover/old files or folders to the Recycle Bin.


2. Re-install MSFS

To reinstall Microsoft Flight Simulator, follow our Installation Guide


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