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      • #2379149
        lysdexic
        AskWoody Lounger

        I bought this programme  and was disappointed to be told my PC did not meet minimum specification which as suprising as I run Win 10 64 bit with 8GB Ram sufficient SSD space and a decent Nvidia graphics card, so I obtained a refund but my total disc space has increased by approx 100 GB, I would like to know where this data is located so I can delete it?

         

        Thank you. Peter

      • #2379161
        TechTango
        AskWoody Plus

        MS Flight Sim 2020 (all versions) is a windows store app, not conventional installed software.

        The entire data repository is here:
        C:\Users\Trader\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe
        You need to have windows File Explorer set to show ‘hidden items’ to see “AppData”.

        I know know this from first hand experience and needing to remove FS 2020 Deluxe. I’ve since reinstalled it.

        Here are my original notes:
        5:19 PM 10/26/2020
        Location of FS2020 installed files – after uninstall, this folder should NOT be present. If it IS present AFTER and uninstall, then it can be manually deleted.
        C:\Users\Trader\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe
        C:\Users\Trader\AppData\Roaming\MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR\PACKAGES

        With some digging you can verify this info. For me manually deleting the two folders noted above recovered the entire 100 GB space taken by FS 2020. There were no surprises or issues with doing the manual uninstall. After removing, I did a computer restart. I DID make a full image backup for safety before deleting FS 2020 manually but I did not need to use it.

        • #2379490
          lysdexic
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thank you for your advice, as I couldn’t find the trader folder I used Revo Uninstaller and it worked fine, all is now well. I bought XPlane 11  instead , still coming to grips with it.

          • #2379500
            TechTango
            AskWoody Plus

            Whoops!  Not being able to find “Trader” is my fault.  It’s was the user name of the machine I was using when I made the notes.  I neglected to remove it and replace it with “C:\Users\*username*\AppData\”.   Knowing this you can now insert your user name and check to see if Revo Uninstaller deleted the entire folder, or just its contents.

            I’ve used Revo Uninstaller for many years.

      • #2379309
        JohnW
        AskWoody Plus

        I removed the MS Flight Sim 2020 after I realized it was a Windows store app only, and that I had to sign into the store to use it. Got my refund. 🙂

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