The Cyberpunk 2077 Game Directory

What is your game directory, where can you find it?

Summary

Published: Jan 27 2024 by manavortex Last documented update: Jan 27 2024 by manavortex

This page will tell you

  • what your Cyberpunk 2077 game directory is, with extra information in the expandable box

  • how you can find the game folder

  • how to use Windows Search to delete leftover files from a mod

What is the game directory?

The game directory is called Cyberpunk 2077 (unless you re-named it). It's the place where Windows put everything that it needs to run the game when you click on the icon โ€” that includes mods.

What's the difference between folders and files?

Most of us Netrunners have grown up with this and are using it every day for literal decades, so this kind of knowledge is considered pretty basic โ€” but if you don't have it, don't feel bad! I won't explain everything in detail here, but there's a great guide on uis.georgetown.edu on how to use the Windows File Explorer.

A folder (also called directory) has a yellow icon: ๐Ÿ“ It's a container for files and other folders.

A file can be anything and have any kind of icon. They don't usually contain other files or folders, although exceptions exist.

You browse through this using the Windows Explorer.

Click on the picture below to zoom in!

How can I find the game folder?

Unless you changed the default settings, your game is installed here:

Steam

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Cyberpunk 2077

GOG

C:\Program Files (x86)\GOG Galaxy\Games\Cyberpunk 2077

Epic

C:\Program Files\Epic Games\Cyberpunk 2077

You can open a Windows Explorer in the game folder like this:

  1. Press Windows+R to open the Run dialogue

  2. type explorer (don't forget the space)

  3. Copy and paste the game path from the table above into the text box

  4. Press Enter or click OK

It's not there!

If you don't know your game directory, you can find it in your client:

Steam

Right-click on the game in your library, then select Manage -> Browse local files

GOG

With the game selected in your library, click on the More button, then on Manage Installation and Show folderโ€ฆ

Epic

Right-click on your game in the list and select Manage. Then, click on the folder icon:

Once the Cyberpunk folder is open in your Windows Explorer, you can use the Windows Search bar in the upper right corner (Hotkey: Ctrl+F) to find files by name.

For example, if you have trouble with atelier and have decided to do a clean reinstall, you can search for atelier:

You're seeing the atelier install folder (good) and a bunch of atelier stores (bad, these are innocent). You can either double-click on the virtual-atelier-full folder (first item) to navigate there, or use any of the following options.

Finding the folder path in the search results

If you right-click on a folder or file, you will see a menu entry "open folder/file location". This will open a new Windows Explorer window in the folder containing the item you selected, letting you browse and delete.

Deleting from the search results

Select multiple items from the list by holding the Ctrl key while you click.

Once you have selected everything that you want to delete, simply press the delete key, or right-click and select Delete.

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