Baldur’s Gate 3 – How to delete cache guide

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Troubleshooting Approach Number One – whether after a game update, graphics drivers update, or a crash: most issues are caused by corrupted files within the cache. A simple cleanup solves most issues, including such you would not expect.

Delete the Game’s Cache

Tip: all links which are put in the (code) frame can be copied & pasted into your Windows Explorer’s address bar for convenience.

Example:

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios

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Go to

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios

and delete the Launcher folder.

Go to

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\

and delete there everything except PlayerProfiles folder

Go to

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\PlayerProfiles\

and delete there all files except for the folders.

Go to

%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\PlayerProfiles\Public

and delete there everything except for the Savegames folder


Restart your PC at this point.

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Next we trigger the Launcher’s Crash Reporter to help the launcher from being stuck.

Right-click on the game’s entry in your Steam Library -> Manage -> Browse local files

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Go into the Launcher folder

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Start CrashReporter.exe via double-click or ENTER

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You do not need to enter and send any information. You can already close that window again. All we wanted is just to trigger it, in order to unstuck the Launcher from anything which might have disabled it from working properly.

Restart your PC.

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Delete Steam Download Cache

Open Steam Settings from the main menu of Steam

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Go to the Downloads tab and select Clear Download Cache

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Restart your PC.

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Delete Shader Cache

Deactivate shader pre-caching options of Steam, which can be seen in the screenshot above.

The interface below might differ for any other graphics cards but Nvidia.

The principle is the same.

Open the Nvidia Control Panel

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Set the Shader Cache Size to 0 / disable it

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Confirm with Apply and then

Restart your PC

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Set the Shader Cache Size back to 10 GB minimum

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Confirm with Apply and then

Restart your PC

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Reset the Game

Proceed only if needed. This does not include deleting your savegames.

This is only to fully reset your game without the need to redownload everything.

Right-click on the game’s entry in your Steam Library -> Manage -> Browse local files

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Enter the subfolder bin

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Delete bg3_dx11.exe AND bg3.exe

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Right-click on the game in your Steam Library -> select Properties

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Go to the Local Files tab and select Verify integrity of game files

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Open Steam Settings from the main menu of Steam

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Go to the Storage tab, select the drive on which your game is installed, then pick the Repair Folder option from the menu (the three dots “…”)

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Right-click on the game’s entry in your Steam Library -> Manage -> Browse local files

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Enter the subfolder DotNetCore and launch the installer you can find there

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Restart your PC

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At this point, after you have followed all cache deletion steps, your game should be good as new.

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