Windows Launcher: Repeated trashing of Game Installation

The Phantasy Star Online 2 Game Launcher is thrashing the local files of the Phantasy Star Online 2 Install by failing to handle file permissions correctly. I can trash the Install within 30 seconds of updating the game client files.

WARNING: Do not follow the next steps unless you are prepared to Reset the installation of Phantasy Star Online 2. This will corrupt the Installation and force you to haft to completely reinstall the game.

  • Install Phantasy Star Online 2 using Windows Store on Windows 10 64-bit.
  • Run Phantasy Star Online 2 Using launcher program
  • Click "Yes" on the UAC Dialog.
  • Wait for Phantasy Star Online 2 to Finish Updating.
  • Close the Launcher.
  • Run Phantasy Star Online 2 Using launcher program again.
  • Click "No" on the UAC Dialog.
  • Open Up Start menu, and Look at the Phantasy Star Online 2 Icon. The Icon is Darkened, and the game will never run again.

Temporary Fix: Follow the Repair Instructions on support.microsoft.com - Windows Support: Repair or remove programs in Windows 10

A small update. The game launcher is still corrupting itself. The game can also be flagged depending on whether or not windows store gets an update and goes in and re-validates the game files. The updated steps are below.

Warning: Do not do these steps unless you wish to reinstall Phantasy Star Online 2 because of windows store flagging the game as corrupted.

  • Install "Phantasy Star Online 2" from windows store.
  • Run "Phantasy Star Online 2" from the start menu after windows store says Installation is completed.
  • Click "Yes" on the Administrative Prompt request.
  • Let "Phantasy Star Online 2" update the launcher.
  • click "Back" on the dialog since this will restart launcher.
  • Close the launcher after about 2 to 5 minutes to give the launcher enough time to corrupt a few files.
  • Close the launcher. (Note: There is no reason to let the game fully update at this point. )
  • Start "Phantasy Star Online 2" from the start menu.
  • Click "No" on the Administrative Prompt request.
  • Windows store will now clearly mark the whole install as corrupted.