How to delete project? No more "delete" option by right-clicking project in launcher?

Before, if you right-clicked the project on the launcher library there was an option to delete the project. Now that option is gone, apparently.
So how is the proper way to delete a project? Should I just delete the project folder?

After the last launcher update I noticed the same thing. Some clarity around this would be great. Hopefully we can get the delete button back.


yeah is kinda nonsense they took it away from us… now we need to delete the folders? i dont know its weird


Yeh just noticed this myself, went to delete some test projects and delete button is gone completely. This is stupid. What was the point in removing it.


I found the same just now. Some clarity would be nice to help us out!


Yeah it sucks. But for now deleting the project folder does seem to work…


I think they have removed that option. It could be a page from Unity’s Lanucher. They’ve always had it so you had to delete the folder.

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Seems like the only way to do it is clik the “show in folder” and delete project there

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Same problem here. It’s good that I’m not the only one, with other problems I haven’t had the same luck. I guess I’ll have to delete the folder, it’s not a big deal. But it is strange.

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Agreed , just noticed this , odd to say the least.


Hey folks,

To shed some light on what happened here, the team discovered an issue where the delete option would sometimes result in more data being deleted than intended, with no ability to recover that data. To prevent this unfortunate scenario, the team removed this workflow.

The recommended flow is to navigate to the project folder, such as with the show in folder option, which specifically targets only the work you’d want to remove.


I did that, yet there’s a problem with that.

The Valley of The Ancients Sample that I installed took up something like 83 GB. The folder at the root of that project only contained 25 GB.

Now I have 58 GB of still on my Boot Drive that I have no idea where it installed because you guys couldn’t just fix it so it deleted the files that it should.


Edit: I found the rest. It’s in a folder called Vault Cache. For anybody else who has this problem, the path is C:\ProgramData\Epic\EpicGamesLauncher\VaultCache.

Note, the folder C:\ProgramData is normally hidden. Just so you know.

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To delete a project, find the project folder in your computer and delete the folder. It makes sense that the option to delete within the launcher was removed. However, I still understand the frustration.

Hey maybe the team could also shed some light on this issue that has lasted since forever:
Epic Games Launcher incredibly slow

ue5.1 my project no delete this is why

When you have more than one project with the same name, deleting the project folder does not remove the project from the launcher. In that case, the project in the launcher will simply link to the other project after you delete the first one.

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