How to fix Yakuza like a dragon not launching on PC (Steam)

Yakuza like a dragon not launching
Yakuza: Like a Dragon Screenshot

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the latest entry in the long-running franchise from SEGA. This is the first time the title has launched on PC with consoles as well. If you are on PC and are running into the Yakuza like a dragon not launching issue, here is how you can fix it.

The game has a Very Positive rating on Steam, and the title has been reviewed positively by critics as well.

Yakuza like a dragon not launching

Some users have reported that they can’t seem to launch the game at all. If you are running into this problem, here are a few things you can try.

Fix 1: Delete the configuration file

  • Head over to the following location

Delete this file, and restart the game

Fix 2: Run Steam as Administrator

  • Exit out of Steam
  • Right-click on the Steam desktop shortcut
  • Select Properties
  • Now, select the Compatibility tab, and here, check “Run this program as an administrator”
  • After this, simply relaunch Steam

This is demonstrated in the Gif below.

Fix 3: Change user folder name

Only try this fix if your Windows user name has some special letter or symbol that is not commonly used in the English language. To change your User name folder, follow the steps below for each Windows.

Windows 10

  • Create a local account with the user name you wish.
    • Local account creation is well hidden; here is how to find it:
      Settings > Accounts > Family & Other users > Other users > Add someone else to this PC > The person I want to add doesn’t have an email address > Add a user without a Microsoft account
  • Change account type to administrator (can skip if there is another administrator).
  • Remove original Microsoft linked account
  • Link local account to Microsoft account if you wish

Windows 8/8.1

  • Follow the steps mentioned on this website

Windows 7

  • Follow the steps mentioned on this website


Make sure you are on the latest versions of your GPU drivers. You can download these from the links below


Make sure you are on the latest version of your operating system. To update your Windows, follow the steps below.

  • Click on Start, and go to Settings
  • Here, select Update and Security
  • Click on Windows Update

If you have a pending update, it will give you the details for it.

While you are here, make sure you check out our other guides for Yakuza as well.

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