Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 – Blue bar screen fix

Microsoft Flight Simulator blue bar screen fix – Is your game getting stuck at the screen with a blue bar during the installation process of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Don’t worry we got you.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 – Blue bar screen fix

The release of Microsoft Flight Simulator has been quite big so far. The game has managed to garner some really good reviews from the critics as well as the community. This game has to be one of the most beautiful games we have seen so far. And every single feature included screams “next-gen”.

Now we all know how AAA releases go these days. If it is a AAA title, it will have bugs and glitches. It seems like a mandatory thing nowadays. Same is the case with Microsoft Flight Simulator. Though the game is really good, that doesn’t take away the fact that the game has a lot of performance issues and suffers with some bugs and glitches.

The bug we are talking about here is the blue bar bug. So what is this bug? It is a bug where players are getting stuck on a screen with a blue bar during the installation process of the game. The bar won’t move and no progress shows up.

A lot of people have already started expressing their frustration over the forums. The developers have not addressed this issue yet but I am sure that they are on to something. So is this bug permanent or is there a fix for it?

How to fix the blue bar bug

Fortunately, there is a fix for this bug or glitch. And a lot of users have already managed to completely fix this bug.

All you have to do is uninstall the game via Add or remove programs feature on your Windows. Reboot your PC once and retry the process all over again.

If you look at this post on the official Steam discussions page of MSFS, you will see how many users have actually managed to fix the bug by following this simple step. You can also try turning off your Firewall completely.

Here is another fix suggested by a Steam user:

  1. Check your Roaming directory (e.g. C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator. If you see UserCfg.opt, open it and verify that InstalledPackagesPath is set to a path you wish to install your game. (e.g. “D:\Game\Microsoft Flight Simulator”)
  2. Delete everything else in C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator
  3. Start the game again. It should prompt you to select a storage location. If your UserCfg.opt has the InstalledPackagePath set, then the file path of the directory you specified should appear in the text box.
  4. Press Update. It should transition to a screen where you can actually see what files are being downloaded from the server.

If you manage to fix the bug successfully then this what the screen should look like:

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on August 18, 2020

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