Location of the files for MSFS 2020

Hello, Guys for whatever reason on my setup I can’t find the installation files. It is supposed to be in this PC / Local Disk / Games / Microsoft Flight Simulator. However, I can’t find any of it even using search. I can see the game thru the windows 10 settings, I even try to move it but there is no way for me to find the files.

Can anybody help?

If you installed to the default location, the base Windows Store files (not content) are here:

The sim content (airports, aircraft, etc.) would be in another location if you changed to a custom drive during installation. Those files will be found in a directory that looks like this: //…Official/OneStore.


Thank you @Sartanius Sartanius! I’m trying to update the files for the A320. I was able to find the files but not the directories I need. the directory I’m looking for is “community” that is where I’m supposed to dump the new files for project A32NX. Would those files be in the aircraft settings? I did not change anything during the installation. Where can I find that //Official/OneStore?
I found the instructions in the video on this link. https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/content.php?21199-Announcing-A32NX-Project-Freeware-For-MSFS

If steam install then look here:
C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community

Not a steam install, regular Microsoft store install.

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Should be in this path

where username should be your user name

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Thank You!!! I found them. Much appreciated

try typing that in a windows run run box

If you havwnt changed directory just hit windows key and R run box will apear just copy and paste this then [ress enter "\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages

ok weird , I used a dedicated drive for MSFS,
and C: Users/username/AppData/Local/Packages/microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe/LocalCache/Packages::::::::: it ends here as "Packages is empty. ???
Official/OneStore isn’t there

OK I found it. I designated a empty drive (E) clicking that I found flight simulator, in that was “Communities”. kinda weird but it works A32NX is loaded and works

and where exacttly is .exe file? I’m having a hard time finding it.

Good luck with this.


Is that the path even if I installed it to a different drive? Cuz, I know that the _8weky… file exists in both the C drive and where I installed it.

So I have the xbox game pass version, and I don’t have the fs-base folder to install stuff in.

You install stuff into the Community folder, I’m not sure where the xbox game pass version lives but you can use File Explorer, click on “Local Disk (C:)”, click inside the “Search Local Disk (C:)” text box then type in:
and then press the Enter key. Wait for the results, there should be a progress bar in the “Search Results in Local Disk (C:)” text box.

Be sure to report back the path of where you find it.

ive found the community folder but its empty how can i retrieve the files for the game

Hi @Callum14124054. Please be more specific about what you mean by, “how can i retrieve the files for the game”.

As in how do I transfer the files to the game because I’m new to this and not sure on what to do

This is the folder where all 3rd Party Addons are placed in order for them to be accessed/used in MSFS.

When you download a 3rd Party Addon, place the package into the community folder. This could be 3rd party airports, sceneries, liveries, etc. Think of the types of content you can download from “Flightsim.to”. When you start the sim, it loads whatever it finds in the Community Folder into MSFS.

Other addons come with dedicated installers (think PMDG, Fenix, etc.) and when you run the installer, it places the necessary package(s) into the Community Folder.

Hi there, I’m using MSFS now, coming from FSX, and Xbox PC version. I have a question just to clear up something. The files and paths in Xbox PC aren’t the same as in boxed MSFS. I just want confirmation from someone about a name of a file. The normal “Community” is equal to “Official” file, right? I want to run the Official/(Community) file from an extenal drive, to save space in my C drive.
As I said confirmation, only. There’s vids going around where the guy is using the wrong file on the external which only saves 20 GB instead of a much larger file.
Some help would be appreciated. Thanks a million in advance.