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How to Manually Install Unreal Engine with its Recovered Data Folder?

Hi Guys. I was having Unreal Engine 4.11 Installed with Epic Launcher on my computer, that was before I had to Clean Install my Windows System for some reasons, I've managed to make a recovery for the Engine Folder (which is named 4.11) that was located in my Program Files Folder, so that later on I could manually re-install Unreal Engine without the need to re-download all the data again from Epic Launcher.

so here are my questions: Do I have to download it from Epic Launcher in order to do re-installation for the Engine?.. is there anyway that I could manually copy Unreal Folder contents I recovered into the current Epic Launcher Folder and get it launched?

I would really be thankful if there's any possible way to do this, because I don't want to re-download a 5 GB content files, that I already have, every time I want to re-install Unreal Engine. knowing that I have a very slow internet speed that would take up to 11 Hours just for downloading Unreal Engine from the Launcher.

Product Version: UE 4.11
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asked Jun 11 '16 at 10:10 AM in Installation & Setup

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in the epic games launcher, in the library section click add engine version and specify the location of your installed UE.

Either that or start downloading same engine version and copy/paste your old one in a place of downloading one, should do the thing too.

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answered Jun 11 '16 at 10:27 AM

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avatar image Omar Nader Jun 12 '16 at 06:21 AM

I'm not sure I get this right.. would you please clarify more? because the only thing I see in the library section is add versions button, and it doesn't asking me to specify location, it only download and install in: Program Files> Epic Games> 4.11 (or whatever version I choose)

my problem is that when I copy my old recovered folder to this location, the epic launcher won't read it as installed, since the only way I could run Unreal Engine 4.11 is from the launcher.

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HI Omar Nader,

For questions related to the launcher and general installation, it would be best to go to http://help.epicgames.com/. We have a number of articles that may answer your question. If you do not find an answer to your question, please use the "Email Us" button under the "Contact Us" section and fill out the contact form for additional assistance.

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answered Jun 13 '16 at 07:11 PM

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hi omar nadar i think in my experience that you can't recovery the engine after you delete it . you need to download it again. unless you manage to do it let me now. my name ahmad muoftah from libya :) .

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answered Sep 25 '18 at 04:36 AM

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