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How do you permanently delete games?

wanoennogswanoennogs Posts: 166
Art3mis
I know you can uninstall games but I want them completely gone form my library.  Some of these games I want rid of I will never play again.

Can you permanently uninstall games?  

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  • KillCardKillCard Posts: 1,078
    Wintermute
    If you uninstall them they are uninstalled. Them being in your library does not mean they are installed on your computer, it means they are on your account. If they are on your account but not installed on your computer they use up 0 space and are of no detriment to you whatsoever.

    I can't fathom a legitimate reason why you would absolutely need something removed from your account ... unless you wanted to hide the fact you bought something from a spouse or loved one lol.
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,073 Valuable Player
    edited February 2018
    By reformatting your drives...

    seriously it works!  LOL

     But in all seriousness you  don’t actually delete games.  You UNINSTALL them. You just go into the windows control panel go to programs or something to that effect and right click and uninstall. 

     I personally recommend a program called Ccleaner. Just make sure y just make sure that when you install it you turn off the active monitoring. It’s free and is better than anything else on the market for getting rid of crap ( hence the name C Cleaner as it’s  actually called Crap Cleaner but they couldn’t release that name  )   

    It also allows you to uninstall games and programs.

    It’s one of the default programs that I put on all of my computers that I sell. 

    Piriform.com
  • KillCardKillCard Posts: 1,078
    Wintermute
    Digikid1 said:
    By reformatting your drives...

    seriously it works!  LOL

     But in all seriousness you  don’t actually delete games.  You UNINSTALL them. You just go into the windows control panel go to programs or something to that effect and right click and uninstall. 

     I personally recommend a program called Ccleaner. Just make sure y just make sure that when you install it you turn off the active monitoring. It’s free and is better than anything else on the market for getting rid of crap ( hence the name C Cleaner as it’s  actually called Crap Cleaner but they couldn’t release that name  )   

    It also allows you to uninstall games and programs.

    It’s one of the default programs that I put on all of my computers that I sell. 

    Piriform.com
    I know what you're saying, but I'm pretty sure that's not what he's talking about.

    He's complaining about them being in his Library .. not even CCleaner will be able to remove them from his Oculus Home store account.
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,073 Valuable Player
    Yeah I skimmed it after I posted my response. 

    Anything that you download on your oculus account is permanently on your account. There is absolutely nothing that you can do.
  • Dkurt02Dkurt02 Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    All I know too, they will remain on your list from your account.
  • lemondemonlemondemon Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    I also think that you need to uninstall them and that will do.
  • matskatsabamatskatsaba Posts: 275
    Nexus 6
    KillCard said:

    I can't fathom a legitimate reason why you would absolutely need something removed from your account ... unless you wanted to hide the fact you bought something from a spouse or loved one lol.
    Probably wifey and the kids shouldn't see nekopara and Real Maid or other NSFW content :D
  • wanoennogswanoennogs Posts: 166
    Art3mis
     
    Digikid1 said:
    Yeah I skimmed it after I posted my response. 

    Anything that you download on your oculus account is permanently on your account. There is absolutely nothing that you can do.
    But it's 2018?
    I cannot believe there is no way to remove stuff from your account you are never going to play again. 
  • wanoennogswanoennogs Posts: 166
    Art3mis
    KillCard said:
    If you uninstall them they are uninstalled. Them being in your library does not mean they are installed on your computer, it means they are on your account. If they are on your account but not installed on your computer they use up 0 space and are of no detriment to you whatsoever.

    I can't fathom a legitimate reason why you would absolutely need something removed from your account ... unless you wanted to hide the fact you bought something from a spouse or loved one lol.
    Nothing sinister and nothing to hide lol. 

    I know you can uninstall games.  I know you can use filters to hide the games/apps you have previously had installed.  Maybe I have OCD but I don't want things in my Oculus library I am never going to play again.

    You can remove games from your library in Steam as well as uninstall them.  Before I removed games from my steam library yesterday I had about 80 games/apps in my list.  My list was getting longer and longer.  I knew about 60 games/apps in my list I would never play again.  So was well as uninstalling them I removed them from my library.  Now my Steam list of games has 21 games/apps.
  • wanoennogswanoennogs Posts: 166
    Art3mis
    Digikid1 said:
    By reformatting your drives...

    seriously it works!  LOL

     But in all seriousness you  don’t actually delete games.  You UNINSTALL them. You just go into the windows control panel go to programs or something to that effect and right click and uninstall. 

     I personally recommend a program called Ccleaner. Just make sure y just make sure that when you install it you turn off the active monitoring. It’s free and is better than anything else on the market for getting rid of crap ( hence the name C Cleaner as it’s  actually called Crap Cleaner but they couldn’t release that name  )   

    It also allows you to uninstall games and programs.

    It’s one of the default programs that I put on all of my computers that I sell. 

    Piriform.com
    I do know how to uninstall games.
  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,073 Valuable Player
     
    Digikid1 said:
    Yeah I skimmed it after I posted my response. 

    Anything that you download on your oculus account is permanently on your account. There is absolutely nothing that you can do.
    But it's 2018?
    I cannot believe there is no way to remove stuff from your account you are never going to play again. 
    Irrelevant. That’s just the way it works and you’re going to have to except that.
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,389
    Project 2501
    edited February 2018
    The main reason that they stay in your library is to show proof of ownership. In 1 or 2 years time you may decide to revisit any app that you haven't used. If it's deleted from your account you would have to buy it again.

    I think the solution would be........

    1. Oculus deletes it from your library when you request it.
    2. The Store (when you are logged in) shows it permanently as "Purchased".

    This way you don't have a collection of Apps that you don't use and you don't have to repurchase if you change your mind.


    i5 6600k - GTX1060 - 8GB RAM - Rift CV1 + 3 Senors - 0 PROBLEMS
    Dear Oculus, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", please.

  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,284 Valuable Player
    Well you're just being heartless. Oculus Rift games are for life, not just for Christmas! :o<3:o
    "This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

    Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever
  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
    If you're wanting them to not show in your library then go into your library and filter for deselect "Include not installed"  Otherwise it's going to show all games you've purchased a license for.
  • Kevin_BrookKevin_Brook Posts: 34
    Brain Burst
    I hate that you can't permanently remove them too! I have a very legitimate reason for doing so. For some reason, ever since I've had my Rift, almost a year now) it will randomly uninstall games every time I reboot. I log into Oculus and note some of my games are gone. To get them back I have to search through the uninstalled games and reinstall. If I do it quickly it will only take a few minutes, it's like the games are still on my HD, just the pathway has been lost. If I leave it too long though I have to download the game again, which is a right royal pain. So I have to make sure every day that I boot in and redownload whatever games have uninstalled.

    I did post about this in the forums before but nobody from Oculus cared, I believe cyberreality is their only active mod on this worldwide community board, so I just accepted it as an irritating quirk and put up with it.

    But having to trawl through dozens of shovelware titles and free crap to find the games that have got lost is so tedious it has me swearing into my headset a couple times a week.

  • Cambridge_CatCambridge_Cat Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Another potential solution going forward may be to attempt to install the games outside of the Oculus software. The library tab in the Oculus software now has the ability to filter games into the library that are from "Unkown Sources". Many games that are available on the Oculus store are also available outside of it (e.g. through Steam). This would allow you to permanently uninstall the games should you decide that you no longer wish to have them around, and they would not be tied to your Oculus account, so they would not show up uninvited in your library, filtered or not.
  • www.ModHaus.infowww.ModHaus.info Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    edited November 2019
    Found a solution for this:  Make sure to go to these directories and delete the app/game's folder name within each: 
    C:\Games\Oculus\Staging
    C:\Games\Oculus\Software
    C:\Games\Oculus\Manifests
    *C:\Games is wherever you have your default installation directory setup within the Oculus app.
  • MeeksFamily06MeeksFamily06 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    KillCard said:
    If you uninstall them they are uninstalled. Them being in your library does not mean they are installed on your computer, it means they are on your account. If they are on your account but not installed on your computer they use up 0 space and are of no detriment to you whatsoever.

    I can't fathom a legitimate reason why you would absolutely need something removed from your account ... unless you wanted to hide the fact you bought something from a spouse or loved one lol.
    Personally I tried a bunch of free games that really sucked and now clutter my library and would really love to remove them from my library because I will  NEVER play them because they suck really bad
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,389
    Project 2501
    Personally I tried a bunch of free games that really sucked and now clutter my library and would really love to remove them from my library because I will  NEVER play them because they suck really bad

    If you have uninstalled the games and don't want them showing in your Library, just use the "Filters".



    Remove the "Tick" from "Uninstalled Apps" and they won't show.
    i5 6600k - GTX1060 - 8GB RAM - Rift CV1 + 3 Senors - 0 PROBLEMS
    Dear Oculus, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", please.

  • RuudscornerRuudscorner Posts: 439
    Art3mis
    edited February 7
    It seems like most people are oblivious to the fact that it is possible for some games or applications to be so crappy that there actually are people out there who utterly and completely want to REMOVE a game COMPLETELY and never see it again, even on a hidden feature list. This just makes me think twice about even testing a game because if it is crap it will haunt me forever. Now if I could COMPLETELY DELETE it from my lists I would seriously try everything (free of course) at least once.
  • kyran64kyran64 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I want to delete things completely from my Library as if I'd never installed them.  

    I see many suggestions to "Just use the filters!"  

    ......that's not an acceptable solution to me.  There are some things which a person might uninstall for reasons of their own and expect to revisit in the future.   There are some things which a person may NEVER intend to reinstall.  Ever. (Abe VR, for example).

    I've only had my Rift S for a short time and I'm already becoming extremely hesitant to give free or extremely cheap things a look for no reason other than I don't want my library becoming frustratingly cluttered as I move forward, filters or no. Free things often give exposure to the people who created them, leading to support for other projects.  Cheap things are sometimes absolute crap, and sometimes quite endearing for what they are.  Either way, if something's on sale for $2 or $3 I'm happy to give it a go.  Even if I only get 30 minutes or an hour's use out of it before deciding to abandon it forever, I usually consider it to be getting my money's worth.  

    However....this lack of control of my library really makes me want to purchase as much as I can from trusted third parties instead of through Oculus.  .....and I know that I'm not alone in this.   

    The lack of this feature can only hurt Oculus moving forward and I've seen forum posts going back over the past few years asking for it.  Why the resistance? 
  • RuudscornerRuudscorner Posts: 439
    Art3mis
    Please learn from Steam:

  • LanjazLanjaz Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    KillCard said:
    If you uninstall them they are uninstalled. Them being in your library does not mean they are installed on your computer, it means they are on your account. If they are on your account but not installed on your computer they use up 0 space and are of no detriment to you whatsoever.

    I can't fathom a legitimate reason why you would absolutely need something removed from your account ... unless you wanted to hide the fact you bought something from a spouse or loved one lol.

    The reason to remove them is so that my kid doesn't play them.  Things get downloaded that interact with real people that a 9 year old does not need, nor should, they be doing.  I monitor what is there and if I find that I don't feel it's appropriate, I want it gone so that the temptation is not there to continue after I've said 'NO'.
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