Find the community folder

Hi Folks, its been 2 months since i have been flying. Today I wanted to add the free fly away Dash-8 and downloaded and unzipped the file. Now I can’t find the community folder. here is what i used to do: C:\users\myname\appdata\local\packages\msfs\localcache\packages\community. So I can just go this far: C:\users\myname\ and there is no appdata folder. I have spend a couple hours trying to find the folder with no luck. It has to be somewhere??? Help if you can!! Thanks!

C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Community

Are you struggling to find your Community folder?

MS Store

C:\Users[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\ Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Community

Steam

C:\Users[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightDashboard_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Community

Custom Install

If you happened to use a custom location for your Flight Simulator installation, then proceed there. Example: F:\Flight Simulator\Community\

Copy and paste the appropriate folder location into the File Explorer address bar:

Windows Store install:
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Community

Steam install:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community

Boxed version install:
%LOCALAPPDATA%\MSFSPackages\Community

Custom install:
If you happened to use a custom location for your Flight Simulator installation, then locate the custom folder and look for the Community folder there.

Still can't find it?
  • While running MSFS do the following:
  • Go to Options / General
  • Click on Developers which you will find at the bottom of the list on the left
  • Switch Developers Mode on
  • On the Dev Menu on top select Tools > Virtual File System
  • Select Packages Folders > Open Community Folder

Appdata is hidden by default. Needs hidden files to be made visible in Explorer’s settings.

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You can also use Developers mode in General Options to find them.

Thanks everyone!! I’ll get on it tonight!!

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