How To Fix Cyberpunk 2077 Encountered an Error Caused By Corrupted or Missing Files
What to do if this annoying error won’t let you play.
Cyberpunk 2077 players might sometimes get an error saying that there are corrupted or missing files in the PC version. This will stop the game from launching and mostly happens after updates.
In this article, we’ll go over how to repair your game’s installation to fix this error.
How to Fix Cyberpunk 2077 Corrupted or Missing Files Errors
The easiest method to fix corrupted or missing files for your game is to just use your launcher’s built-in file verification tool.
This will verify that all of the game’s files aren’t corrupted, and it will redownload any files that did happen to be corrupted.
Generally, Cyberpunk 2077 will ask you if you want to verify files when the corrupted files error pops up. Just click on yes and the game will start the verification process using its launcher.
However, you might need to do this manually sometimes, and the method varies somewhat depending on the storefront you got the game from.
How to Verify Game Files on Steam
First, look for your game in your library. In this case, you should look for Cyberpunk 2077. Once you find it, right-click on it and select properties.
Choose “Local Files” from the left side of the window and then click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
The verification process will start, and Steam will automatically delete and redownload any corrupted files it encounters.
How to Verify Game Files on GOG Galaxy
The process on GOG Galaxy is fairly similar to Steam, though a bit easier.
Open the GOG Galaxy client and look for Cyberpunk 2077 in your library’s installed games.
Right-click on it and open the “Manage Installation” submenu, then click on “Verify / Repair” to instantly start the verification process. GOG Galaxy will replace any corrupted files it encounters.
You can track the verification process from the launcher’s downloads window, it might appear to be updating. Just wait it out and try launching the game again when it’s done.
How to Verify Game Files on Epic Games Launcher
If you happen to have the game on Epic Game Store, you will need to use Epic Games Launcher for the verification process.
Open the launcher and select your Library. Look for Cyberpunk 2077 and right-click on it, then click on Manage.
This will open a window with the game’s properties. Simply click on “Verify” at the top and the process will begin.
The game will appear in the launcher’s downloads now, so you can see its progress from there. Try launching the game again once the process completes.
What to do if Verification Didn’t Work
If verifying the files didn’t work, you might need to completely uninstall and reinstall the game.
Alternatively, consider updating or deleting any mods you have installed, if any. They might sometimes conflict with the game and prevent it from launching, especially after updates.
Verification and reinstalls should be guaranteed to fix the problem, so you might need to contact CD Projekt RED’s customer support if the issue persists.
Nonetheless, we hope this helped you get back into the game and to exploring Night City!
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