Windows has several different components derived from different Microsoft products; all brought together in a cohesive ecosystem. Xbox games on Windows are no exception to this approach.
However, this approach might not go as smoothly as you’d think, and sometimes residual files from game installs get left behind. In this article, we’re talking about msixvc, what it is, what it does and how you can get rid of it to save some disk space.
What is msixvc?
Msixvc, short for Microsoft Installer for Xbox Virtual Console, is a folder which stores install files from all your Xbox based games. However, the folder can also sometimes have files required for the game to run.
The folder is often quite large due to the nature of its contents, and deleting it isn’t recommended unless you’re done with the game or games that you may have installed from Xbox on your PC.
How to delete it?
While deleting the msixvc folder can break your currently installed Xbox games, it can also help save up a lot of disk space. Deleting the folder is also somewhat tricky because Windows may or may not have restricted your access to this folder.
The best way to delete the folder is to first boot into safe mode and then proceed.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and search for Safe Mode. Click the corresponding search result.
Step 2: Under Advanced startup, click on Restart now.
Step 3: When your PC reboots, click on Troubleshoot.
Step 4: Head over to Advanced Options.
Step 5: Select Startup Settings.
Step 6: Click the Restart button.
Step 7: Open File Explorer, locate the msixvc folder and delete it before restarting your PC.
You should see the disk space freed on your Windows drive.