Reinstalling Train Sim World is fundamentally one of the easiest methods of restoring the software to the default “factory” state (the term factory simply means to restore to a state as originally intended by the manufacturer). 

IMPORTANT:Please ensure you have backed up any custom developed content, such as that you would normally find within the Railworks folder, before you attempt to reinstall Train Simulator
The reinstallation process below will remove all the content contained within the Train Simulator installation folder, and you will lose all data that has not been backed up beforehand.
Please proceed with the instructions below at your own risk, as we are not able to accept responsibility for issues arising because you have not taken steps to safeguard irreplaceable data beforehand.


Clearing the Steam Download Cache

Clearing your download cache is a necessary pre-cursor to reinstalling the game, because it can help resolve problems where a game won't start or download.
  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click on Steam, Settings from the top menu.
  3. Go to the Download tab.
  4. Click on Clear Download Cache.
  5. Then click OK to confirm.

Backing Up Your Saved Data

  1. Navigate to where your saved data is located, depending on which game/platform you are playing on.

Train Sim World 

  • Steam: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TS2Prototype
  • Xbox PC: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TS2PrototypeGP

Train Sim World 2

  • Steam: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld2
  • Epic: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld2EGS
  • Xbox PC: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld2WGDK

Train Sim World 3

  • Steam: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld3
  • Xbox PC: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld3WGDK
  • Epic: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld3EGS

Train Sim World 4

  • Steam: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld4
  • Xbox PC: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld4WGDK
  • Epic: C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld4EGS
  1. Copy the Saved folder to a safe place, like your desktop. (Returning this folder to the same location after reinstallation will restore your saved data)

Reinstalling Train Sim World

  1. Open your game client (Steam, Xbox App, Epic Games Store)
  2. Locate your game in the Library, then...

Steam - Right click, Manage > Uninstall

EPIC - Click on the "...", then Uninstall

Xbox App - Right click, Uninstall Game

  1. Next, you will need to delete the installation folder to ensure that no conflicting files are left behind.
    • Steam Default Location: \\Steam\steamapps\common\
      • Delete the entire game name folder.
    • Epic Default Location: \\Program Files\Epic Games\
      • Delete the entire game name folder.
    • Microsoft Store/Xbox App - This is handled automatically. The app does not give players access to their game files.
  2. Next, open your game client back up, click Install and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall your game.