The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Andreas Apr 2, 2013 @ 9:13am
"Delete Local Content". What happens?
I'm wondering, What happens when clicking "Delete Local Content"? Does it delete my mods or whole my game? When i do it will my saved games in Skyrim be deleted? Or will it only delete my mods and that?
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Sir Papercut Apr 2, 2013 @ 9:38am 
What it says on the tin, all local content. It uninstalls the game but I think it leaves mods behind, your saves are usually stored on a steam cloud so they will be there if you switch computers or reinstall later.
Andreas Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:21am 
Ok thanks.
Fear2288 Apr 2, 2013 @ 10:24am 
"Delete Local Content" = Uninstall


Your save games will be fine but everything in your Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/skyrim folder will be gone (except maybe any manually installed mod files, maybe).

You'll still be subscribed to all your mods in the workshop and they'll automatically re-download/install if you reinstall the game.
TheDarkKnight13 Mar 18, 2014 @ 7:36pm 
That's odd. I have a physical retail version of Hitman Absolution. It is a steam game, though. When I tried deleting local content (to stop a massive update) something weird happened.
Only the desktop shortcut was erased, my files were still there. But of course I coudn't access the game from there. Then I opened steam and I found that I could still play the game from steam! Somehow steam stored the game online, or I don't know what. This is really weird, guys.
Disaster Nov 16, 2014 @ 12:07am 
Will deleting local content and reinstalling it delete DLC?
la_nague Nov 16, 2014 @ 5:33am 
reinstalling will install the DLC, but not the mods.
SpeedFreak1972 Nov 16, 2014 @ 5:44am 
depends if it's modded in steam you only have to fire up the launcher and it will synchronize (bad enough)
HappyerbS Nov 16, 2014 @ 6:07am 
mods,saves and .ini are not removed
Fire367 Nov 16, 2014 @ 6:08am 
if you wana uninstall everything, go to the folder where skyrim is located and delete everything there mannually. then, go to documens/mygames/skyrim and delete the skyrim folder. then just empty the recycle bin, press delete local content, and install it again. that way it will be fresh.
Fire367 Nov 16, 2014 @ 6:13am 
also, dont worry about your savegames, they will be safely stored in the steam cloud.
AnakinDankwalker Mar 5, 2015 @ 9:30pm 
What about screenshots?
Kawt Dec 28, 2015 @ 6:52pm 
woah wait how do you reinstall the game??
Kawt Dec 28, 2015 @ 6:52pm 
cuz im confused
Fire367 Dec 29, 2015 @ 12:41am 
Originally posted by Gusmanstraffy:
cuz im confused
you delete local content then install again... and why da♥♥♥♥ are you necroing old threads instead of starting your own?
Kawt Dec 29, 2015 @ 2:20pm 
idk lol xD thanks anyways
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Date Posted: Apr 2, 2013 @ 9:13am
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