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

More-or-less.

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
Commie Chan 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.
Commie Chan 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
Commie Chan 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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