Flight Simulator Liveries - Change Appearance

Liveries are airplane skins in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. They can be used to change the appearance of your aircraft, completely repainting it and adding decorations. Players are already beginning to wonder how to change liveries, and where to find more of them. If you, too, are having trouble with customizing your plane, this guide will tell you all about Flight Simulator liveries.

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Flight Simulator Liveries – Change Appearance

How to change MSFS 2020 liveries?

There are two ways to change liveries in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. The first is through the menu. Go to Profile, then Hangar. If you look at the bottom of the screen, one of the options is Liveries. The second is through the pre-flight screen. While you’re setting the flight plan on the world map, one of the options under aircraft selection will be liveries.

Where to download Microsoft Flight Simulator liveries?

For now, there are next to no places where you can get new liveries, since the game is still new. However, in the future, you’ll be able to download them from third-party sites or buy them from the in-game marketplace. Microsoft announced a free liveries pack that’s going to be released by the end of September, as a thank you to early adopters.

Where to find community folder?

Any liveries you download from the internet are supposed to go to the Community folder. If you’ve installed the game in a custom location, the folder will be in the game directory. If you’ve installed it in the default location and you’re using the MS store version, you should look in %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator(with a bunch of letters and numbers at the end)\LocalCache\Packages.

If you’re using the Steam version, there are two places you should look in. The first is %appdata%\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community. The second is in the Steam library folder – \steamapps\common\Community.



  1. J

    wonder why no one still hasn’t provided a real guide on how to install content.
    the directories involved are all wrong. ppl can’t invent by themselves where to put stuff.
    i bought fs20 2 days ago and it’s great, but already appears to be very mod-unfriendly. that is, for free mods, while paid ones already have the in-game marketplace.

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    Mushtaq Ahmed

    I have downloaded the mega pack and unzipped it to the community folder but the liveries are not showing up i have spent the whole afternoon but to no avail tried different unzippers etc but no luck can anyone help it should have been a straight forward install according to you tube videos but it is not
    In the download how to install section it says that we need to copy another folder from packages to the community folder but i could not find that folder no one else mentions that folder in you tube videos so i am at lost

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      Joe Bales

      I’m in the same situation downloaded it and put the folder in community and doesn’t work, really frustrating

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