Finding your Community Folder

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Finding your Community Folder

Postby pete » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:02 am

(This may have been posted already but here it is from me. )

Adding new scenery and aircraft is easy, provided you know where your Community folder is located.
Downloaded files are simply unzipped then drop the folder into your Community folder

Here is a quick description:

Default installations.

Microsoft Store version

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_RANDOM\LocalCache\Packages\Community

Steam version

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community

If you installed MSFS in a location of your choice you may find it here

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community
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Re: Finding your Community Folder

Postby expat » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:23 am

This is why I installed directly to my C drive and called the folder FS2020. In there I have the sim folder and the community folder. I can find everything in seconds. I never understand why games / sims / programs are always buried so deeply within the windows folder structure. I always do this and have never had a problem running a program.

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Re: Finding your Community Folder

Postby saints_hockey_01 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:38 pm

i just created a folder in the root of my drive called microsoft flight simulator and saved everything there
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Re: Finding your Community Folder

Postby rizarefaldi » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:07 pm

This is why I installed directly to my C drive and called the folder FS2020. In there I have the sim folder and the community folder. I can find everything in seconds. I never understand why games / sims / programs are always buried so deeply within the windows folder structure. I always do this and have never had a problem running a program.
https://itkoding.com/cara-install-windows-10/
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So confusing without documentation but finally got this thread,

nice, appreciated.
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Re: Finding your Community Folder

Postby EVVFCX » Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:40 pm

Hi all,

With the new mandatory update this week, I decided it was about time I made things easier for myself by backing up the community folder.
Now I checked after copying and found that the files copied were 10 less than the original folder.
I tried again in the dos window (CMD) with xcopy I had the same result so I started looking at what was missing and it's files relating the Fliewire Airbus but I cannot see a reason why.
They are not hidden/archived in any way.
Could somebody else do check on the contents of their copy, selecting everything then right cicking and selcting properties is a quick check.

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Re: MFS 2020

Postby captjim » Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:55 pm

Hello fellow simmers Captjim here again. It's been a while. I have finally decided to give 2020 a try. What I need is the basic info on how to get the program. Also the cost and the details on how to obntain it. Any info will be helpful. Captjim <<s
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Re: Finding your Community Folder

Postby SIMTECH » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:54 pm

Capt Jim, I was like you in as much as I hesitated to try MSFS until the bugs were worked out. Three weeks ago, i signed up for Game Pass.. cost $1.00 for a month. Took two and half hours to download and in three hours total, I was playing with it. I played several hours a day for two weeks; then came SU 7. Pretty good update, not too many things got boinked... not any that one can't live with. Long story short: I cancelled GP after three weeks and bought the game through Steam. I've never looked back.. Very happy with it... Good luck with your adventure... It's worth it....
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