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All versions - Packages installation and decompressing issues - The download is stuck on small files/packages


 If the download is stuck on a particular aircraft or activity package such as "asobo_aircraft_b787_10_0.1.42.fspatch" or "asobo_bushtrip_nevada0.1.35fspatch" please do the following.


  • Close Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Go to the Community folder. 


By default, this folder is installed at the following locations, depending on your platform:

Microsoft Store edition


Steam edition

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

Retail Disc Version

  • Search any non-official content corresponding to the package that is stuck. For instance "b787" or "bushtrip"
  • Delete the corresponding non-official content
  • Reboot your computer
  • Relaunch the download



If you cannot identify the package causing the issue:

  • Temporarily rename the Community Folder into "Test Community" 
    • or 
  • Copy-cut (CTRL+X) the Community Folder
  • Paste (CTRL+V) the Community Folder on your desktop or a drive of your choice
  • Relaunch the sim and try again.


Once the download is complete, restore the community folder by reverting the name back to "Community" or moving it back to its original location.

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