Please help end my confusion about the correct Community Folder Location

I have installed MSFS on it’s own drive and I now have 2 Community Folder locations, one in the C drive Users and one on the installed drive.
Which one is the active one?
After the last World Update neither location is being read by MSFS and now this old man is totally confused about what to do next.
All I want is to re-install the contents of my Community Folder.

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Steam installation.
Left click on the Drive where MFS 2020 is installed.
Left Click Users
Left Click your name Folder.
Left Click App data
Left click Roaming
Left click MSMS 2020
Left Click Packages
Left click Community Folder

You could load an aircraft in one or the other Community Folders and see if it appears in the Sim.

Hope this helps. Kind Regards.

Usually the active community directory is the one that lives in same directory structure that also has the installed packages.

So, say your downloaded MSFS package content is stored on, say, D: drive, then that is also the drive that should have the active community folder.

By default MSFS usually creates an “official” folder for downloaded content in the default location but allows a custom folder as well. I also have two community folders for my MS Store version of MSFS. However the active “Community” folder is located in the directory structure of the custom path.

However, I did install the MSFS programme in the default location and only customised the location for the downloaded packages.

This article might provide some help:

Thanks. I forgot to mention that my version is from the MS Store and not Steam.

These should be the locations:

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\

Still can't find it?
  • While running MSFS 2020 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

The last point (going into dev mode) is the quickest way to make certain what folder is called from the sim


The installed one.

Indicated in UserCfg.opt as the location of the “Installed Packages”.

The ones in the C: drive are Symbolic Links.

Download and unpack →■■■■-community-folder

Double-click Community Folder Finder.exe


Launch msfs
Options > general options > developers > developers mode - ON

Tools > virtual file system

Packages folders > open community folder


I’m in a mess

Looking in UserCfg.opt i can see the path to the community folder but its in the wrong place - its on my tiny [C] drive and I need it on my massive [E] drive where i installed FS

How would i fix this???

UserCfg.opt is a Symbolic Link on the C: drive.

Do not change it . It is correctly there.

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I have it working, the easiest option seemed to be to use the “Addons Linker” app from

It works ok, the package loaded fine when i started FS

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