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Fortnite Uninstall Problems

Aidan Hartline
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Ok, So I don't play Fortnite, but tried it out on PC when I first built my New Machine, but soon lost interest. Recently I realized that It was on my SSD, which was getting close to full, so I decided to delete it becuase I never used it. So I just went into File Explorer and Deleted it. It freed up a bunch of room and I thought I was good to go, or so I thought. Over the Past 2 weeks, I keep checking, and it keeps coming back, taking up storage again, and it just refuses to stay gone. I then thought to uninstall the Launcher to try and stop the source, which I though worked. But It is back again, but now when I try, it says that it is being used. When I find the Launcher files, it says those are currently open and to close Epic Game Launcher, which isnt even installed. Anything is Helpful, just help me get rid of this. 

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Dude, when you install fortnite, you directly integrated into your system. Fortnite is forever. There is no taking it back.

 

 

If we're being serious, close the launcher from task manager before trying to delete. Go into the details tabs and search closely to make sure everything fortnite/EPIC related is truly closed. Many programs will still run some process in the background even after you close them. If your able to, open the launcher, and then uninstall forntite from there. If its gone, then go to control panels programs list, and uninstall everything EPIC related.

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Just now, suchamoneypit said:

Dude, when you install fortnite, you directly integrated into your system. Fortnite is forever. There is no taking it back.

 

 

If we're being serious, close the launcher from task manager before trying to delete. Go into the details tabs and search closely to make sure everything fortnite/EPIC related is truly closed. Many programs will still run some process in the background even after you close them. If your able to, open the launcher, and then uninstall forntite from there. If its gone, then go to control panels programs list, and uninstall everything EPIC related.

Yeah I think I just fixed it. Guess I will have to wait if it pops back up again. I went to Task Manager then force closed it, from there deleted fortnite via the File Explorer.

Thanks for the Help!

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Well you should have used Windows Add/Remove Programs to uninstall it "properly".

From the sounds of it, you have remaining files lingering in your SSD.

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