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How to repair or remove Microsoft Flight Simulator on Steam

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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. Verify Integrity of Microsoft Flight Simulator Files

  1. Restart your computer and launch Steam
  2. From the Library section, right-click on Microsoft Flight Simulator and select Properties from the menu.
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  3. Select the Local files tab
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  4. Click the Verify integrity of game files... button.
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  5. Steam will verify Microsoft Flight Simulator's files - this process may take several minutes. 
  6. Relaunch Microsoft Flight Simulator

 

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. From the Library section, right-click on Microsoft Flight Simulator and select Properties from the menu.
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  2. Select the Local files tab
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  3. Click on Uninstall
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  4. Click on Uninstall to remove the sim
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  5. Once uninstalled, check to make sure all files are deleted. The default installation location is:
C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Look at your timestamps and move any leftover files or folders to the Recycle Bin.

 

2. Re-install MSFS

To reinstall Microsoft Flight Simulator, follow our Installation Guide

 

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