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Epic Games – Manage DLC | Complete Guide with Bug Fixes

Epic Library
Epic Library
Epic Library

Here’s a complete guide on how to manage DLC in Epic Games Store. Step-by-Step! Make sure to follow this guide for no problems dealing with DLCs.

How to download any DLC?

You will have to download the main game first before downloading a DLC. Go to your library in Epic Games, then next to the game there are three dots which give more options. 

ThreeDots
ThreeDots

Select Manage DLC. 

Game Options
Game Options

Select the DLC(s) you want to install by toggling on the button next to the DLC. Click apply changes. Your DLC will start downloading.

DLC selection and installation
DLC selection and installation

How to uninstall DLC?

As shown above, go to the menu of DLCs. Untoggle the DLC you want to uninstall, then click save changes. It will start to uninstall the unclicked DLC.

Uninstall DLC
Uninstall DLC

How to play while downloading DLC?

Go to your install folder of the game,  then search for the executable file for the game. Click on the executable file and run the game and play while downloading! 

Direct EXE
Direct EXE

Epic Games Manage DLC option not showing || Stuck on installing loop || Not enough storage for DLC

Sometimes the manage DLC options might not pop up due to errors like lack of storage. When you reach this error, you will get into an infinite loop of forcing you to install DLC until you make free space. If you cannot free space and you want it to stop you need to follow the following steps.

Low Space Error
Low Space Error
Three Dots Options
Three Dots Options

Solution 1 : Copy

If you have space in an external storage device or internal, then try this 100% working fix. If you do not have the space try Solution 2.

Open the folder your game is saved on.

Installed directory
Installed directory

Copy the game folder into a different place.

copyGameFolder
copyGameFolder

Click uninstall the game in Epic Games.

Uninstall Ark
Uninstall Ark

Click install game in Epic Games. Cancel the installation and exit the Epic Games App. Make sure you quit Epic games from the taskbar.

Canceling download
Canceling download

Move the copied game folder into the installed folder. Click replace all files.

Replacing original folder
Replacing original folder

Go to epic games and resume installation. It will start verifying the game file rather than downloading. When the verification is complete you will get the “Manage DLC” option where you can unselect the DLC.

Game Options
Game Options

Solution 2 : Move

Before proceeding with the solutions make sure your Epic Games application is completely closed. Check it in your taskbar in the hidden icons option if Epic Games is really closed.

Open the folder your game is saved on. Create a new folder and move the game folder into the new folder.

Moving Game Folder
Moving Game Folder

Open Epic Games and check your library if it says install. Close the Epic Games compeletely again.

Library
Library Check

Now, move back the game folder stored in the new folder to its original place. After moving back, open the Epic Games and check in the library. Click resume in the game, it should start verifying your game files. Verification might take quite a while.

Verifying Game
Verifying Game

After verification completes, it will give the manage DLC option where you can untoggle the DLC.

Game Options
Game Options

Conclusion

This should fix all your problems on Epic Games DLCs available. If you have any queries or problems do comment below, we will try to reply as soon as possible!

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  4. I tried to launch my game while downloading dlc using the given method (Ark Survival Evolved) and it does not work

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  6. I did solution 2 and it worked! Quick question though, after all is settled do I have to leave my game in that backup folder or can I put it back?

  7. I tried both solutions and I still don’t see manage DLC :/

  8. It doesnt even give me the option to click manage dlc all I get is auto update, go to store page, and uninstall.

    • Try solution 2, and if it doesn’t work, try solution 1 which will work.
      If you are not trying to cancel the DLC download then try opening game from the installation folder as shown above.

  9. Still wants me to Update the game

  10. I can’t play while updating even when i launch from folder :/

  11. if you cant copy the whole whole game just rename the game folder.

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