• Finding The MSFS 2020 Community Folder

    Microsoft Flight Simulator MSFS 2020 Community Folder

    The "Community" Folder

    By Dominic Smith

    There seems to be some confusion as to where Microsoft Flight Simulator's “Community” folder is located, and a lot of this confusion is due to where the simulator has been installed (default or custom). Not only this, but there are also differences between the Microsoft Store install and the one purchased from Steam.

    If you happened to use the default location for your installation, then you can find it here:

    For the Windows Store install:

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

    For the Steam install:

    C:\Users\[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\


    Important: Windows 10 by default hides the “AppData” folder, so you will have to go to “View” in the menu of File Explorer, and select “Hidden items” so as to see it.

    For the Custom install:

    If you happened to use a custom location for your Flight Simulator installation, then proceed there.

    In my case it was: F:\Flight Simulator\Community\

    Another Method

    Here's another completely different method that also seems to work.

    While running MSFS 2020 do the following:

    1. Go to Options / General
    2. Click on "Developers" which you will find at the bottom of the list on the left
    3. Switch Developers Mode on
    4. On the Dev Menu select Tools / Virtual File System
    5. The community folder location can be found under "Watched Bases"

    1. Av8rG33k's Avatar
      Av8rG33k -
      I found the "Community" folder and there is nothing there. Should there be, or do I drag the liveries there. By the way I selected "Hidden items" as listed above.
    1. Nels_Anderson's Avatar
      Nels_Anderson -
      The community folder is where you drag community created add-ons so it will be empty until you put something there.
    1. Tivoliwood's Avatar
      Tivoliwood -
      Where is the folder for the 10 DVD's installation?
    1. jvburden's Avatar
      jvburden -
      Thank you Nels, what an extreme location to place such a file. Had a tough time locating the whole MSFS File originally, guess were were spoiled with the FSX Installation.

    1. golson33's Avatar
      golson33 -
      Any word yet from CH Products becoming Programable/usable with MSFS?
    1. redanddead's Avatar
      redanddead -
      I do not have a community folder in any location, I have installed the boxed set standard MSFS2020 and believe me there is no community folder anywhere not in apps data or MSFS2020. any help would be appreciated.
    1. amberdog1's Avatar
      amberdog1 -
      Using steam this is where I found it...
      C:\Users\amber\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community
    1. Stanley777's Avatar
      Stanley777 -
      Hi everyone,

      Notice this line pertaining to the Steam install of FS020: Microsoft.FlightDashboard_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\

      I have this question, please. Does this mean that you can get to the Community folder without having to use this line: C:\Users\[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\

      I would like being able to use the FS2020 dashboard without having to search for and go into the Users folder.

      Thank you.

    1. Soldaten's Avatar
      Soldaten -
      Quote Originally Posted by amberdog1 View Post
      Using steam this is where I found it...
      C:\Users\amber\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community
      Thanks .. that was most helpful I found my community folder in the same place..
    1. Stanley777's Avatar
      Stanley777 -
      Hi everyone,

      But using a Steam install can you use the FlightDashboard to access the community folder?

      Thank you.

    1. RobHen's Avatar
      RobHen -
      Quote Originally Posted by golson33 View Post
      Any word yet from CH Products becoming Programable/usable with MSFS?
      CH PRO Pedals and yoke are programable in MSFS. I use them.
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