How To Uninstall Star Citizen In Just 5 Minutes [2022]

Star Citizen is a multiplayer first-person game that involves space trading and combat simulation. The game was announced in 2012 however, is still in development but can be played in the alpha stage or has early access. Due to the bugs users often want to uninstall the game.

In this article, we will walk you through some methods by which you can easily comprehend how to uninstall Star Citizen.

Sometimes Star Citizen shows you various errors like crashes, BSODs, and some other ones. Moreover, 

  • It requires more free space on your hard drive and is a massive game that may slow down all other processes.
  • Your PC should have certain configurations like you should have free space of 65 GB on your PC.
  • As Star Citizen is suitable for high-end PCs, your graphic card should be compatible enough. 

Hence, because of the above reasons, you may want to uninstall it and we will help you do so with this detailed guide below.

How To Uninstall Star Citizen

1. Uninstall The Star Citizen Game Launcher

The first method in our article on how to uninstall Star Citizen requires you to uninstall the game launcher via the control panel.

Step 1. From the start menu, open the control panel.

Step 2. Now click on programs and features where you will see programs installed on your PC.

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Step 3. Then click on RSI launcher in that list and click on uninstall and then follow the on-screen instructions.

2. Delete RSILauncher & Other User Files

One can also attempt this method to uninstall Star Citizen and the best part is that this method can save your custom files like profiles, keybind settings, etc( if you have a custom setting).

You can save the custom files by following the steps given.

Step 1. First, go to Programs and search for Robert space industries.

Step 2. Then click on Star Citizen and choose Live.

Step 3. Here, in the live folder, click on users and then on controls and next on mapping.

Step 4. And now you can save all your files in a temporary folder. 

Now that you have saved your files, you can delete them so that the star citizen game will be deleted. 

Although, you have to follow a few steps to do that. Just follow and it will be done in a few minutes.

Step 1. First, open Run by right-clicking on the windows icon. Now enter %appdata% then click on ok. After which you will see that User Data will be opened.

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Step 2. Now, go to Current Profiles and select App Data, and then Roaming.

Step 3. Here, you have to delete the RSILauncher folder. 

You have now deleted the RSILauncher folder and to delete the Star Citizen folder follow the steps. 

Step 1. Again open Run and enter %localappdata% and click ok.

Step 2. Now again the user file or data will be opened from where you go to Current Profiles and select App Data and this time you choose Local.

Step 3. After that, here you delete the Star Citizen folder. 

Step 4. Finally, go to Program Files and delete or remove RSI or Robert Space Industries folder. Also, empty the recycle bin after that.

Hope this method certainly helped you in deleting Star Citizen. If not, let’s hop on to the next one in our article on how to uninstall Star Citizen.

3. Delete Game Folder

Here’s another way you can uninstall Star citizen. It’s pretty easy so just follow the steps and there you are. 

Step 1. On your PC go to C drive.

Step 2. Now choose program files.

Step 3. Then click on the user folder

Step 4. Ultimately, delete the user folder

4. Delete Cloud Imperium Game

If the above method didn’t work for you, try implementing this one. 

Step 1. Like in the first method, here also you have to go to the control panel then click on programs. Now you search for the Star Citizen File.

Step 2. Now uninstall or remove it by right-clicking on it. 

Step 3. Lastly, you have to go to Program Files(x86), and here you choose Cloud Imperium Game. Delete it so that all your game files will be deleted. That’s all regarding this method.

Remember, it is important to delete all the space acquired by the Star Citizen game and that includes the game files and data and you may not recover them again.


You face many errors when you wish to uninstall Star Citizen, however, the above methods are easy to implement and are effective.

I hope this article helped you in understanding how to uninstall Star Citizen. Let us know if you have any questions regarding the same.

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