How to Uninstall Star Citizen and RSI Launcher (Full Guide)

If you plan to remove Star Citizen from your PC because you are tired of playing the game or trying to fix unexpected errors, this page can help. It offers a comprehensive guide on how to uninstall Star Citizen for you to experience an easy uninstallation.

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You may need to uninstall Star Citizen for various reasons. Free up disk space, troubleshoot performance issues like stuttering or lagging, or just don't want to play the game anymore.

This article from EaseUS will walk you through each step to clean and completely uninstall Star Citizen and the RSI Launcher. By following these, you won't leave anything behind. Whether you're a veteran or a new player, this will make it easy. Follow along, and we'll take you through it all.

Back up Custom Files

It's always recommended to create a backup if you are planning to uninstall programs but want to keep certain settings and files. Thus, before you uninstall Star Citizen make sure you back up your custom files, keybinds, and user.cfg. These files store your custom settings and will save you time if you reinstall them in the future.

#1. Back Up Custom Files

Step 1. Open File Explorer and go to the Star Citizen directory. By default, you can follow this path:

C:\Program Files\Roberts Space Industries\StarCitizen\LIVE

Step 2. Inside the LIVE folder, locate the USER folder. This folder contains all your custom settings and keybindings.

Go to a safe place on your computer (like your Documents or an external drive) and paste the folder. This will back up all your settings.

#2. Backup the user.cfg File

Suppose you have created a custom user.cfg file for additional settings, back this up as well. Here are the steps:

Step 1. This file is usually found in the same directory as the USER folder.

Step 2. Right-click the user.cfg file, select "Copy," and paste it into the same safe location where you saved the USER folder.

Verify Your Backups

Double-check the copied files in the backup location to ensure everything has been correctly saved. This step is crucial to avoid any potential loss of your customized settings.

Saving these files is a must to save your custom game settings. If you ever need to reinstall Star Citizen, you can restore these and pick up where you left off. Share this page with anyone else who might find it helpful. Creating the correct backup will save you time and hassle with Star Citizen.


How to Uninstall Star Citizen From Your PC

How to remove Star Citizen from your PC: Uninstalling Star Citizen is accessible. This section will walk you through the process and remove all of the game from your system. Let's start with the RSI Launcher and clean up any leftover files.

Stage 1. Uninstall RSI Launcher

Before you can uninstall Star Citizen you need to uninstall the RSI Launcher. It is responsible to run the game on your system. To uninstall it, you can use a reliable 3rd party uninstaller like EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free. It is highly recommended program to ensure you uninstall properly and remove any leftover files on your system. It has a simple interface that will help you navigate options through the uninstallation process.

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When you launch the tool you are presented with a clean and organized layout that lists all the programs on your PC. Finding the RSI Launcher in this list is easy with the search. Once selected the tool will walk you through each step with detailed prompts and explanations.

Step 1. Choose App Management, Click "Start" to securely uninstall your apps and repair your damaged apps. 

open app management feature

Step 2. All of apps installed on your PC, choose the selected one you want to uninstall or repair. (If your uninstall process fails, you can click the small triangle icon and select "Delete".)

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Step 3. Click "Uninstall". (If you want to repair apps, click the icon right behind "Uninstall" and choose "Repair".)

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Stage 2: Delete Star Citizen Leftover Files

After uninstalling the RSI Launcher, removing leftover files is essential to free up disk space and prevent potential conflicts if you reinstall the game. Follow these detailed steps to ensure a clean removal of all residual files.

#1. Delete Game Files

Step 1. Navigate to the Installation Directory: C:\Program Files\Roberts Space Industries

Step 2. Select all files and folders in it and delete everything.

#2. Delete the rsilauncher Folder:

Step 1. Go to C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming

Step 2. Locate the rsilauncher folder, where the RSI Launcher and Star Citizen files are stored, and then delete it.

#3. Delete the StarCitizen Folder:

Step 1. Locate the StarCitizen folder in: C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local

Step 2. Right-click on the StarCitizen folder and select "Delete." If prompted, confirm the deletion to ensure all game files are removed.

Verify the Removal

  • To ensure all files have been deleted, you can perform a system search. Click on the search bar next to the Start menu and type "Star Citizen" or "RSI Launcher."
  • If any files or folders appear in the search results, right-click on each and select "Open file location." Then, delete these files or folders manually by right-clicking and selecting "Delete."

By following these procedures, you can remove any files left over from Star Citizen and the RSI Launcher from your computer. This will recover disk space, and future problems will be avoided.


In this tutorial, we covered how to uninstall Star Citizen and the RSI Launcher from your PC. We began by backing up custom files to save your personalized settings, then moved on to using EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free to completely uninstall the RSI Launcher. This tool is easy to use and powerful, so the uninstallation was a breeze. Follow these steps, and your system will be clean and ready for the next install or update.

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FAQs on How to Uninstall Star Citizen

If you have further questions about uninstalling Star Citizen, you can find answers here. This section addresses common concerns and provides additional guidance to ensure a smooth uninstallation process.

1. Where is the Star Citizen USER folder?

The Star Citizen USER folder contains your custom settings and configurations. By default, it is located in the Star Citizen installation directory. To find it, navigate to C:\Program Files\Roberts Space Industries\StarCitizen\LIVE\USER. This folder includes keybindings, custom settings, and other user-specific data. Make sure to back up this folder before uninstalling the game to preserve your settings.

2. Where is the default install folder for Star Citizen?

Where is the default install folder for Star Citizen? The default install folder for Star Citizen is in the Program Files directory on your main drive. Here is the default path to follow:

C:\Program Files\Roberts Space Industries\StarCitizen

If you installed to a different location you can find the install folder in the RSI Launcher or search for StarCitizen in File Explorer.

3. How many GB is Sta3r Citizen?

As of the latest update, Star Citizen requires approximately 80 GB of disk space. This size can vary with updates and additional content patches. It is recommended to have at least 100 GB of free space available to ensure smooth downloading, installation, and future updates without running into storage issues.

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Oliver is an EaseUS professional writer who dares explore new areas. With a passion for solving tech issues with straightforward guides for common users, Oliver keeps honing his writing craft by developing in-depth solutions for disk and partition management, computer boot-up issues, file transfer, etc.

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