How to FIX - Borderlands 2: Corrupt File Error (Downloadable Content)

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After the update Borderlands 2 patch for Gaige the Mechromancer became available, an error has been occurring.

"Corrupt File - Some of your downloadable content is corrupt and can not be loaded."

So if you preordered the game or just got the DLC, then don't worry -- we can help you fix this error. I will post a couple of methods on how to fix this. Keep in mind that some are for the Steam copy of the game and some are for the CD / DVD copy (which can work on the Steam or Origin copy as well).

How to Fix Borderlands 2 Corrupt File Steam

This is another Steam method.
1) Right Click Borderlands 2 -> Properties
2) Click on the Local Files tab
3) Verify Integrity Of Game Cache

This will look for problems with your files and will download replacement files if necessary.

Solve Borderlands 2 Corrupt File Steam #2

Here's another method, which is straight forward and also for people using Steam. Only do it if the above method did not work for you.
1) Simple delete the entire DLC folder.
2) Then verify your Borderlands 2 game cache.

How to Fix Borderlands 2 Corrupt File

Here's one for both Steam AND normal copies of the game.

If you tried unlocking preorder bonuses in the game (possibly without having even preordered) then navigate to the following folder
Steam: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Borderlands 2\DLC\POPremierClub\Lic
Non-Steam: C:\Program Files (x86)\2K Games\Borderlands 2\DLC\POPremierClub\Lic

Remove the PreorderBonus.txt file and see if the game works now. Try launching the game now.

Help Fix Borderlands 2 Corrupt File Error

Finally, we have our last method. If you have modified your WillowDLC.ini then that may be the cause for your errors.

Remove any modifications you have done to this file and then try to play the game. If you have a Steam copy, then DELETE the file, revalidate your game cache, and allow Steam to create a brand new INI file for you.

Hopefully we helped you to troubleshoot this problem. If not, comment below and we'll see what we can do for you!

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  • By mohcen, December 31, 2012 @ 6:07 am

    non steam fix.....didn't work !!

  • By Klooitsjak, January 12, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    just install the patch again, that did work for me 😉

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  1. Borderlands 2: How to fix “Corrupt File – Some of your downloadable content is corrupt and can not be loaded” | Geek Montage — October 12, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

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