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Borderlands 2: How to fix “Corrupt File – Some of your downloadable content is corrupt and can not be loaded”


With Gaige the Mechromancer becoming available, a new patch was released to help give compatibility for the character. So if you preordered the game or bought the DLC, then this error is something that might have happend to you.

The error in question: Corrupt File – Some of your downloadable content is corrupt and can not be loaded

It is a nasty little error, that is completely fixable. It’s especially easy for Steam copies of the game.

How to Fix Borderlands 2 Corrupt File Error

It’s really simple. If you have a Steam copy of the game, then go to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Borderlands 2\DLC\POPremierClub\Lic

If a regular copy (such as from the DVD / CD), go to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\2K Games\Borderlands 2\DLC\POPremierClub\Lic
Remove the “PreorderBonus.txt” file.

Method 2
Still not working? If you have edited your WillowDLC.ini file, then recover the original. If using Steam, delete the file and revalidate your game cache.

Method 3
Still not working? For Steam again, try deleting the DLC folder, then revalidate your game cache.

If none of these methods worked for you, then check out How to FIX – Borderlands 2: Corrupt File Error (Downloadable Content) for additional help on fixing / troubleshooting this Borderlands 2 game error.

1 Comment

  1. Comments  Rachael   |  Monday, 12 November 2012 at 2:21 PM

    I was playing my xbox 360 game and I was and still am unable to sell any thing at the vending machines. I saved and turned off my to restart and play again and when I did it said my downloadable content was corrupt and set my siren level 38 to level 0 and UN loadable. On our other xbox360 I can’t sell anything either but I can load my husbands level 38 character. Is there any way to fix this issue so I can play my siren level 38 and be able to sell items? Please email me at

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