Can i link epic launcher to prebuilt github folder?

I manually downloaded the latest Unreal Engine 4 source from Github and built it successfully with Visual Studio

Can i link/point the Epic Launcher to this folder instead of re-downloading everything from the launcher ?

I have the same problem.

Hi Redphoenix2k,

Currently there is no way to have launcher see the Github version of the editor. It’s something we’re planning to to add this feature to the launcher but there are currently no set dates for it.

That said the launcher WILL recognise any .uproject files including ones made from a github build. They will show up as “Other” in the thumbnail image instead of the engine version number.

Currently I am downloading the precompiled version and will try to rewrite the folder with Github version to see if that would work. Though I don´t expect it to.