A few google search of mine came up with these results #1, #2 though it's not helpful to me on my Windows 7 PC.

So, where are the downloaded files? I download from official site here.


The starter installation file LoL_Install_151015.exe is of course easily accessed via the web browser in Dowloads section - what I'm asking is the files that are then downloaded by this starter.

When starter is run, it will download about 2-3 gigabytes more, and when done, executing the starter will open the LoL game installation dialog as below snapshot. Where are those later-downloaded files location?

** Update **

As @Aequitas recommended below, I use Search Everything, and see one DataStore.edb which is the most prominent candidate.

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    What results #1 2 and 3? why aren't they helpful to you? – Aequitas Oct 22 '15 at 23:44
  • Is this off topic? I feel like this is a question about the Windows file system, not League of Legends. – nukeforum Oct 23 '15 at 13:41
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    @nukeforum No, it is not off-topic. My question is about LoL installation file location. – Nam G VU Oct 25 '15 at 3:24
  • @Aequitas I've updated my question to provide my missed links. – Nam G VU Oct 25 '15 at 3:27
  • Why do you want to know where those files? they'll likely be deleted after installation and you probably won't be able to open them even if you copy them or prevent deletion. – Aequitas Oct 25 '15 at 6:00

These files that you are referring to will be downloaded to a temporary folder of which it's location will be different depending on several things particularly your operating system.

Even on the same computer if you do the installation twice, the files will likely be downloaded to different locations.

Some common temp locations which the Garena LoL installer may use for these files are:

  • C:\Windows\Temp
  • C:\Users\ComputerName\AppData\Local\Temp
  • C:\Temp
  • C:\tmp

In order to find the files that the installer downloads you can use a program called Search Everything.

Once installed click on the Date Modified tab in order to sort every file on your computer, so that the most recently created/modified files are shown on top. Note: the first time you click "Date Modified" will take a considerable amount of time, you can see that it's working by the Sorting... in the bottom left.

Once you've sorted it in this way, begin installation and the files that the installer creates/downloads will be shown near the top of this list. Once you identify the files you are interested in just look at the Path tab, or you can right click on the file and select Open Path which will open the folder that that file is in.

  • Great idea. I'll try and back to you later. – Nam G VU Oct 25 '15 at 6:20
  • I'll tried Search Everything and found one candidate is the DataStore.edb file as snapshot here i.stack.imgur.com/FfTCM.png I don't know if it is right. – Nam G VU Oct 25 '15 at 7:27
  • @NamGVU why not? If that's what showed up when you installed it then those are what you're looking for. Everything will show every single file that gets modified so it HAS to be one of the ones near the top of the list once sorted by most recently modified. DataStore is probably what you're looking for. – Aequitas Oct 25 '15 at 7:36
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    @NamGVU also you should close chrome when you do this because that modifies files constantly and will make it harder to determine what the installer is doing. Better to close as many things as possible when you do this. – Aequitas Oct 25 '15 at 7:39

In Firefox and Chrome you can push ctrl+j in order to open up Downloads.

From here on Chrome you can click Show in folder on the League of Legends installer and the folder where you downloaded it to will open up. Chrome Download List

In Firefox you can right click the files and select Open containing folder to achieve the same thing, or click the icon of the folder next to the download. Firefox Download List

  • Thanks a lot anyway. I'll update my question to make it clearer. – Nam G VU Oct 25 '15 at 3:25
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    I don't think he's looking for the installer location, he's looking for the game cache. (The stuff the installer puts its stuff, which should be in the LoL install folder somewhere, I think) – aytimothy Oct 25 '15 at 5:16
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    @aytimothy he's edited his question, so i know that now – Aequitas Oct 25 '15 at 5:29
  • Yeah, you're surely right ^^ Thanks a lot @Aequitas – Nam G VU Oct 25 '15 at 7:40

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