Why would uninstalling the launcher uninstall all the downloaded engines on my machine?
My launcher crashed non stop upon spending a day and a half downloading the engine versions I need so I decided to re-install the launcher. Well lo and behold despite the prompts saying the launcher would be removed it also nuked all my stuff and now I have to spend another day and a half downloading everything again to most likely have the junk launcher bomb out on me again.
Shouldn't the launcher warn you that it will remove all your downloaded content plus engines?
asked Apr 05 '15 at 02:03 AM in Installation & Setup
I'm sorry that you're experiencing these issues with your launcher. It has always been intended functionality to uninstall engine downloads and downloaded content along with the launcher since users are unable to use the content without the launcher. With that said though, I have put in an issue to look at potentially changing the message during the uninstall process to be a bit more clear as to what all is exactly being uninstalled.
answered Apr 06 '15 at 02:34 PM
Nice work on that design epic games. I just lost over 30gb of games after uninstalling the launcher so that I could re-install it on another drive. Its just as bad a design, as the launcher not being able to scan for games after moving them or not being able set a target directory with epic games installed in it. Seeing as the O.P. is from April 2015 it is disheartening that this issue appears that it will never be addressed.
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