Location of fsx.cfg

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Re: Location of fsx.cfg

Postby marcori » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:10 am

I have this strange problem with the "view hidden files" checked.
I can see the directory AppData\roaming where Lockheed-Martin\P3D directory and P3d.cfg resides, but there is no Microsoft|FSX directory where FSXcfg should be.
As far as the scenery.cfg is not hidden and resides in the main FSX directory, but after adding sceneries to the scenery library, the file is not modified, but I can see the new sceneries while flying.
I don't know if this is an issue, but I did't have this problem under Windows 7 (now I have Windows 10).
Thanks for the assistance
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Re: Location of fsx.cfg

Postby Dave T » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 am

The active scenery cfg is located C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\FSX and it is hidden by default, probably the same for P3d. This is the one you need to delete and let it create a new one if it gets corrupted and you get scenery errors.
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Re: Location of fsx.cfg

Postby marcori » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:54 am

Fozzer wrote:
Azframer wrote:If you are running FSX in windows 8/8.1 click start then run and paste this %AppData%\Microsoft\FSX in and it will take you straight to your FSX.CFG file


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Excellent short-cut, Rick!.... :clap: ...!

Paul....short-cuts are always nice!.... :D ...!


Sorry It was my fault. I use total commander to manage the files and I activated the function "show hidden files" and in fact I can see the appdata and programdata directories but without Microsoft directory.
using explorer, Microsoft directories are there.
I believe is a bug in Total Commander.
Thanks anyway to all people that tryed to help.
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Re: Location of fsx.cfg

Postby Azframer » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:50 pm

Azframer wrote:If you are running FSX in windows 8/8.1 click start then run and paste this %AppData%\Microsoft\FSX in and it will take you straight to your FSX.CFG file


Rick

I did not own Steam Edition back when I posted this. to find the config is the same but click on run and add this:
%AppData%\Microsoft\FSX-SE
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Re: Location of fsx.cfg

Postby zswobbie1 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:39 am

zswobbie1 wrote:The 3 most imprtant words in simming: Back-up, Back-up, Back-up!

I foung a little desktop search engine called 'Everything' from http://www.voidtools.com.
This saves a lot of head scratching when trying to find stuff.
It's free, & once you install it, it takes a minute or two to index your drives (once only). Then, when you want to search for, let's say... fsx.cfg, as you start typing, it starts giving suggestions, so, by the time you get to fsx. it will give a list of appropiate files names.

I've found it to be pretty essential for any PC use.
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