Important Tips

  • Install & run Settlement Menu Manager (SMM) first
  • Failed install? Revert to save game before attempting to try again
  • Double check you're looking in the right menu spot
  • DON'T UNINSTALL SETTLEMENT WORKSHOP MODS MID-GAME

Seriously stop uninstalling settlement workshop mods mid-game. Not only do you risk breaking the workshop menu you risk breaking the power grid.

First Time Install (never previously used it)

  1. Install & run SMM first to repair the workshop menu.
  2. Create a full new save game (not just auto or exit save) and exit fully to desktop or restart on Xbox.
  3. Install the mod via mod manager of your choice.

Failed Installs/Updates (menu rescue required)

Revert to a save game from BEFORE attempting to install this mod for this process.

  1. Uninstall the mod (with both the in game mod manager and your external mod manager) and exit to desktop/Xbox restart.
  2. Install & run SMM first to repair the workshop menu on a save game from before attempting to install the first time.
  3. Create a full new save game (not just auto or exit save) and exit fully to desktop or restart on Xbox.
  4. Install the mod via mod manager of your choice.

Workshop Menu Locations

  • Do It Yourshelf: Furniture Menu
  • Creative Clutter: Main Menu
  • Modular Kitchen: Furniture Menu
  • Most other mods inject to the Main Menu

No "Clean" Saves

Please note that there is no such thing as a way to "clean" a save game after uninstalling mods by creating a new save without the mod and then re-installing. It wasn't true in the Skyrim days, it's even less true now for Fallout 4. You cannot use a "clean savegame procedure" to uninstall ANY workshop mod from an existing save game 100% safely.  No you can't safely use Resaver tool to do it either.

If you have a mid save game upgrade attempt that has failed (likely due to not having SMM previously, or a broken workshop menu) and you're using this process and have no actually clean save game from prior to using these instructions then I strongly recommend starting a new game.

If you're deeply attached to your save game you can clean the power grid at least using Registrator2k's Power Grid Tools if you're on PC and can use F4SE. If you're on console and had anything powered built from this mod then your save game is beyond fixing. Even if you are able to clean the power grid you'll still have some ghost data in your save game from the uninstall of the mod.