How to delete Epic Games Launcher: free space, move a game

How to delete Epic Games Launcher: free space, move a game

If you want to uninstall the Epic Games Launcher on your Windows or macOS computer, this article will provide you with a step-by-step guide as well as some tips on how to move games from it to another folder.

If you are an avid gamer, then installing and using the Epic Games Launcher on your computer has many advantages, and we analyze them in detail in our download page of this tool from the creators of Fortnite. However, if it takes up too much space on your computer and you decide to erase it, here you can learn how to remove this program on your PC or Mac. This guide will also help you if you want to reinstall the Epic Games Launcher if it slows down due to accumulated errors.

Important! If you delete the program, all downloaded games will also be deleted, but this will not simultaneously delete your Epic Games account.

How to uninstall the Epic Games Launcher on PC

  • Click the Start Menu and open the Control Panel.
  • Open Programs > Programs and Features.
  • Find Epic Games Launcher and right-click on it.
  • Choose Uninstall and confirm confirm your command clicking on Yes. 

How to remove the Epic Games Launcher from Mac

  • Open the Finder tool on your Mac.
  • Open Applications, find Epic Games Launcher.
  • Right-click on it and choose Move to Trash. Open the Trash can and delete the program here as well.

How to move a game from the Epic Games Launcher to another directory

If you want to optimize the storage space on your computer, then you can move the games from the Epic Games Launcher  to another location on the same device. Follow these steps:

  • Make a backup copy of the game you would like to move.
  • Navigate to the game installation directory (by default: C:\Program Files\Epic Games\[Game Name]).
  • Copy this game folder to another place on your computer. 
  • Now open the Epic Games Launcher > Library. 
  • Find the game you want to move and click on the three dots next to it > Uninstall.
  • When the game you selected is uninstalled, find this game in your Library and click on it. Select the new installation location and install it there.
  • Just after 2-3% is downloaded click on the three dots next to the game name > Cancel Install.
  • Open the new installation directory you selected for the game and copy the backed up game folder to this location. Now install the game here.
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