Whenever we download things onto our PCs, there’s usually a default location they’re installed to. However, if you’re used to pressing ‘next’ and skipping past those details, it can be difficult to pinpoint where this default location is. You would assume it’s in your downloads folder or program files, but this is not always the case.
Sometimes, a new folder is created or the location of the file is in a place you rarely use. Games installed through PC Game Pass can also be difficult to find if you’re not sure where to look, which can be especially frustrating if you’re just wanting to play the games. So, we decided to look up the answer to this query to help you easily locate them – say goodbye to all that frustration!
PC Game Pass Games Files
PC Game Pass games are installed in a folder labelled WindowsApps in File Explorer. You can find this folder by going on your Windows (C:) drive and selecting Program Files. The WindowsApps folder should be located there but it will be hidden from view by default – you’ll have to enable hidden items to view it.
Now, this may all sound like a lot to take in but it really isn’t. Enabling hidden items in File Explorer is very easy to do. Simply select the View option, hover over Show, and click on Hidden Items.
All folders that were previously hidden from you should now be visible. Scroll down to the bottom of the list, and you should be able to see the WindowsApps folder. Here is where all your PC Game Pass games are usually installed.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to access the WindowsApps folder without changing some settings around. You’ll notice that the folder’s icon is faded in color, so you can’t open it right now. Thankfully, there is a way to grant yourself permission to access the folder, so you’ll still be able to view your game files.