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How do I uninstall Hearthfire?
Good evening, Steamers! I've had the Hearthfire expansion almost from launch, and I've had much fun with it. However, I'm thinking of starting again with the houses. Unfortunately, I know that you cannot either demolish your house to dust or remodel into an entryway. Reinstallation is required! Being largely unfamiliar with the way Steam does things, I would be very grateful if somebody could inform me how to uninstall Hearthfire individually.

When I 'uncheck' it from the list of data files, my game crashes on startup. Obviously I'm missing something, but would be very grateful for enlightenment!

Many thanks!
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Daniel Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:13pm 
Try to go on an other cell where they have nothing to view with heartfire, like by exemple, go to withrun (in the city they need load to enter in it), and try it, sometime it's can happend if you are in the same cell of this, i don't know if it's working but if it's work, don't go out of the city right now, just save your game on an another save (don't overwrite other save), after go out of the game and load this new save...

but before making this, be sure you have nothing important in your house...
Last edited by Daniel; Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:14pm
Premier Taylerov Feb 18, 2013 @ 5:40pm 
Thanks Daniel for your help. What you're saying is that I need to go in a self-contained environment (like a city or a cave or whatnot) and then save a seperate game. Then, exit Skyrim and reload without Hearthfire ticked in the data files. Save over the save file I've just made, and then restart Hearthfire.

I will try that in the morning!
Premier Taylerov Feb 19, 2013 @ 4:13am 

I have just tried to start up Skyrim - having saved in an inoffensive location - and once again I have crashed at the start screen after disenabling Hearthfire. I'd be grateful for a fix, because I'd really like to start over with this.
Premier Taylerov Feb 19, 2013 @ 6:08am 
Come on guys - surely one of you can help?
stabbykitteh Feb 19, 2013 @ 6:31am 
Are you subscribed to any mods that require Hearthfire? Unofficial Patches, etc?
Make sure you've disabled those, too.

Premier Taylerov Feb 19, 2013 @ 7:12am 
Hmmmmmmm. Thanks. I'll have a look. I think the only patch I'm subscribed to is the "Unofficial" one, and I didn't think that included Hearthfire. (?) I will check.

N.B: Does the loading order matter if Hearthfire is unticked?
Premier Taylerov Feb 19, 2013 @ 7:58am 
Doesn't work, still.

Is there no way I can select Hearthfire on Steam for it's own reinstallation?
fanbelt Dec 27, 2013 @ 8:19pm 
to reinstall,
go to libraby
go to all games
right click skyrim
go to properties
go to local files
verify integrity of game (bottom)
Lord_Timothy Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:05am 
Did this help you or what was the exact process you used to uninstall Hearthfire?
★Kelvy★ Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:22am 
Doesn't not matter how, steam will reload it if he verifies game, if he unticked the box in data it is still there all he needs to do is retick the box.
Ilja Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:35am 
Originally posted by Daniel:
Try to go on an other cell where they have nothing to view with heartfire, like by exemple, go to withrun

Lucia is added by Hearthfire and Breezehome is HF enabled. It will most certainly crash in Whiterun.

Hearthfire will also include items, like wooden swords and clothing in chests. Best bet would be to find the easiest to manage location that is "Cleared", check storage areas for any HF items. If none found, then proceed with this project.

Originally posted by Premier Taylerov:
Hmmmmmmm. Thanks. I'll have a look. I think the only patch I'm subscribed to is the "Unofficial" one, and I didn't think that included Hearthfire. (?) I will check.

Are you not using LOOT and/or TES5Edit?. LOOT would alert you for mods that are missing HF data, when DLC is removed. TES5Edit will do the same.

Removing anything in mid game is not recommended. Script data from mods and DLCs are stored in to your saves. Removing the pack that brought the data in does not remove it from saves.

If you are determined to try this, then I will give you the good advice for your (IMO) really bad move.

1. Backup your saves
- Make a backup copy from your saves and store them to another foldre
- If you are using Steam Sync for Skyrim, then Disable it for now.
- Disable sync from Steam client Library view. Right-click the game, select Properties > Updates. Unsleect the Steam sync for Skyrim.

2. Disable the DLC.
- Go to Steam client Library view
- Rigth click the game with your mouse
- Select Properties > DLC
- Remove the checkmark from the Hearthfire DLC
- Close and restart Steam.

3. Check your load order
- Run LOOT arrange your load order. Run it every time after installing any new mods.
- Pay attention to Number of Errors from Summary. These would be the ones crashing your game. Check them out from Details.
- Remove mods that create errors from removing Hearthfire DLC.
- Warning! Removed mods might create another set of errors and CTDs for your game, because of lacking data from other mods. As said, removing mods and DLCs in mid game is not recommended. This is why you created backups from your saves.

4. Run Save script cleaner.
- Instructions to run this tool can be found from the video included with the page.

5.Optional, but recommended: Run TES5Edit
- If crashing continues and LOOT does not find the culprit: run TES5Edit.
- Once done, repeat stages 3 and 4.
(- I strongly recommend that you clean your master files with TES5Edit, but it is not related to this problem.)


Save game script cleaner by Hadoram

TES5Edit by ElminsterAU
Last edited by Ilja; Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:40am
Mormacil Jul 21, 2014 @ 12:56am 
Heartfire is an esm file, you can't remove an esm file savely from a savegame. You cna try a mod that reset the scripts if it exists but official DLC is almost impossible to remove from an active character.
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Date Posted: Feb 18, 2013 @ 4:35pm
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