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!


Are you struggling to find your Community folder?

MS Store

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


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:

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

Boxed version install:

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.


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

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

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