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Microsoft Store version - How to Repair or Uninstall Microsoft Flight Simulator

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NOTE: If the issue with your installation appeared after moving the packages to a different folder, update the UserCfg.opt file instead of doing a clean install. See instructions: Can I choose or change the installation path? (Install on the D: drive instead of the C: drive for instance)

 

HOW TO REPAIR OR RESET MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR

  • In the search box on the taskbar, type Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Click on App Settings.

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  • On the page that opens, select Repair if it's available. If it isn't available or doesn't fix the problem, select Reset.

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HOW TO UNINSTALL MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR

  • In the search box on the taskbar, type Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Click on Uninstall.

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  • Click on Uninstall again to confirm your choice

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  • Once uninstalled, go to the default installation folder  C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe and move any leftover files or folders to the Recycle Bin.

NOTE: If you have installed the packages in a custom folder, search for that folder instead.

 

 

DO A CLEAN INSTALL OF MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR

You can reinstall the sim via the Microsoft Store app or via the Xbox app.

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