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Mar 4th, 2012 at 8:06pm

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FSX+Windows 7 problems.


In this post I will try to help you fix some of the issues with FSX in Widows 7.

Can’t add repaints or tweak CFG files?


Default Windows 7 protect you from yourself setting. The whole Program files & Program files (x86) area is classed as read-only.

Right click on the FSX Root folder; click on properties & then un-tick the box read-only, now press apply. Now it shouldn’t say "access denied" when you try to add repaints or tweak CFG files.

Can’t add scenery to FSX in Windows 7?


This video should explain, can’t improve on it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8kO1IsJMuE

Where is the FSX.cfg located in Windows 7?


In Windows 7 the FSX.cfg is located in:
C:\Users\<Your Name> \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX

By default this area is hidden to you. To un-hide it, open up the Control Panel & go to Appearance and Personalization & click on folder options.

A pop-up will appear, go to the tab “View” & scroll down till you see Hidden Files & Folders. Put a tick in the box “Show Hidden Files & Folders” & press apply.

Where is the active Scenery.cfg located in Windows 7?


In Windows 7 it is located in:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\FSX

Thanks for reading & if you have any comments or suggestions feel free to post.
« Last Edit: Mar 11th, 2012 at 1:47pm by CHUCK79 »  

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Reply #1 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 8:35pm

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Great idea, Andy.....these problems often come up in posts here Smiley

Edit:
This post may be absorbed into the FSX FAQ sticky thread......

Dave (Fly2E) doesn't like cluttered stickies Wink
 

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Reply #2 - Mar 4th, 2012 at 8:49pm

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It maybe but I don't think it should be. How many times does "NVidia Inspector Tutorial & Updating NVidia Drivers for best performance!" help people?

There have been lots of posts by people asking where the FSX.cfg is & most people in my opinion would be too lazy to scroll through the FAQ thread. Wink
 

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Reply #3 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 9:23am

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Just a link to open the real admin in win 7

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/access-the-real-administrator...

About the scenery.cfg in fsx. Well, there are 3 of them in the sim. If you get errors, read the text closely and you might find the right .cfg.

(This is for the hidden admin)
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-acc...
 
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Reply #4 - May 9th, 2012 at 3:13am

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Hi Everybody! This is Saharsh Dixit From New Delhi, Capital of India. I am Having FSX Standard version. recently I was adding a new airline livery "Air India Express It was" for boeing 737-800 .I have done all things but then also it s showing Access is Denied,I have even tried your way.
WHAT TO DO???
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Reply #5 - May 9th, 2012 at 3:38am

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Hi there. Please try this. Paste the Aircraft.cfg file you wish to edit to your Desktop. After editing & saving changes paste it back to where it came from.

Always take a back-up copy of files before editing them.
 

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Reply #6 - May 16th, 2012 at 8:41am

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Hi Andy

Not sure if it's a Windows 7 issue, but I'm having problems adding freeware from simviation to FSX. I downloaded two planes Fokker 50 and a BAE jet, these added to FSX with no problems. I then downloaded B737, B748 and a A320, however, despite doing exactly the same I cannot see these in the plane selection section of FSX.

Any ideas?
 
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Reply #7 - May 27th, 2012 at 6:42am

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jayo wrote on May 16th, 2012 at 8:41am:
Hi Andy

Not sure if it's a Windows 7 issue, but I'm having problems adding freeware from simviation to FSX. I downloaded two planes Fokker 50 and a BAE jet, these added to FSX with no problems. I then downloaded B737, B748 and a A320, however, despite doing exactly the same I cannot see these in the plane selection section of FSX.

Any ideas?

Could you provided links to the downloads giving you problems? I searched for "A320" and have 5 pages of links for repaints, aircraft with repaints, etc.


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Reply #8 - May 27th, 2012 at 6:52am

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Finally got around to installing Win7 with all the patches and fixes. Reinstalled FSX only to have it not start, while receiving the following error message:


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Flight Simulator cannot run because the version of Microsoft DirectX(R) installed on your computer is incompatible. Please reinstall DirectX9.0 by running Flight Simulator Setup, or download the current version from www.microsoft.com/directx.


Win7 installs DirectX 11.0 which should, one would think, be backward compatible. And you cannot install an older version of DirectX over a newer one. The solution was to go to the Micro$oft website and download their "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer". It scanned the DirectX libraries installed by Win7 (DirectX 11.0), then downloaded and installed the missing 9.0C "libraries".

Hope this helps someone.


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Reply #9 - Jul 14th, 2012 at 7:37am

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hello to all: I do not know if this belongs here if not just move it.

I just tried the one of our suggestings it did not work. I went to the root fsx folder and uncheck the read only before I had a chance to click on apply and ok the little box came up and started to do its thing. so I thought it was done so I put my aircraft cfg into the aircraft cfg folder gave it a number fsx 6 and try to save it says access denied. if this any help I got the aircraft cfg in notepad if this and the read only is why its not letting me save.

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Reply #10 - Nov 16th, 2012 at 5:07pm

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hello there!
completely useless at all of this as it is my first time, so just wondering how to actually take the downloaded item and place it onto fsx
many thanks henry14
 
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Reply #11 - Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:56pm

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henry14 wrote on Nov 16th, 2012 at 5:07pm:
hello there!
completely useless at all of this as it is my first time, so just wondering how to actually take the downloaded item and place it onto fsx
many thanks henry14


Easy as E=MC^2.  Wink

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