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Steam - How to Repair or Uninstall Microsoft Flight Simulator

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HOW TO REPAIR THE INSTALLATION - VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES 

  1. Launch Steam
  2. From the Library section, right-click on Microsoft Flight Simulator and select PropertiesSteam_Properties.png
  3. Select the Local files tab then click the Verify integrity of game files... button.Steam_integrity.png

4. Steam will scan the installation and download missing files or remove outdated or corrupted files - this process may take several minutes. 

 

Warning: By default, the launcher and the Core Content Packages are installed at the following location.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\MicrosoftFlightSimulator

If during the Packages installation process you have selected the following folder as the Packages Installation folder:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\MicrosoftFlightSimulator\Packages

The Packages will be wiped out and you will need to redownload the Packages the next time you launch Microsoft Flight Simulator. See also: Why am I redownloading all the packages after each update?

 

HOW TO UNINSTALL MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR

  1. Right-click on Microsoft Flight Simulator then select Manage and click on Uninstall GameUninstall.png
  2. Click on Uninstall to confirm your choiceConfirm_uninstall.PNG


Warning: Once uninstalled, make sure that all the packages (including Community packages) are deleted.
The default package installation location is:

C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages

If you have installed the packages in a custom folder, search for that folder instead. Move any leftover files or folders to the Recycle Bin.

 

DO A CLEAN INSTALL OF MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR

To reinstall the sim, open your Steam library, search for Microsoft Flight Simulator and click "Install"

 

 

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