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FSX.CFG File missing???

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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:15 pm 

Okay, I've seen numerous post on changing FSX.CFG (specifically to adjust the number of autogen trees versus buildings) but search as I might, I can't find the CFG file... I've got two installations (yes, next is a call to 'Daddy' for permission to install again) and neither machine has the FSX.CFG file on it.....

HELP!!!!!!

Do I have to actually 'save' something to generate this file or is it there after a fresh install?
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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:33 pm 

Go to start/search and feed in fsx.cfg and you'll find it.
Make a copy beofre you do anything to the original.

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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:47 pm 

NACK! I've also changed tools/options to display system files etc but it simply isn't there. Seems odd that it isn't there on two installation.

Perhaps someone could post the contents and I could create the file (or at least do a text search for some unique content in the file???)

PS. Before Crash flames me for being a noob or not understanding the OS that I'm using, I've got over 20 yrs IT experience and am fully versed in MS XP.
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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:52 pm 

Just found this.

The FSX.cfg file can be found by default in C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\(Your Windows User Name)\Microsoft\FSX - I suggest making a shortcut to it on the desktop and setting Notepad to open .cfg files by default.



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Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 9:17 pm 

In Vista here is where it is ! C:\users\(name)\Appdata\roaming\microsoft\fsx
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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:45 pm 

I have done serach on fsx.cfg on my system and no results.
Under MS Games/FSX I show 6 other config files (terrain.cfg, Display.cfg, cameras.cfg) but no fsx.cfg.

I am pre SP1.
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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:49 pm 

OK found it.

I was going into Program files/MS Games/FSX

you need to go to documents and settings/application data/MS/FSX
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Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:40 am 

In Windows Vista fsx.cfg should be in C:\Users\Your Windws User Name Here\Application Data\Microsoft\fsx\fsx.cfg .
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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:10 am 

Tried the Vista hook up and couldn't find that .cfg file..... Confused
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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:34 am 

Found the file, but I don't think that it has done anything special....I might reinstall FSX this weekend and give it another try.
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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:15 pm 

I searched the whole computer using the Windows search device and found no FSX.CFG. In my 'Documents and Settings' Folder, there is no subfolder titled 'Application Data'. What do I do now? I'm Running Microsoft XP SP2.
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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:38 pm 

FSX.cfg is a HIDDEN file! I just went through this last week. When you're in the main directory (C:\) there is a place to "show hidden files." Do that and then look for the .cfg file. Good luck. Took me a few days to figure out as well, with some help on AVSIM.
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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:46 pm 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:30 pm 

Its not hidden on all computers...
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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:11 am 

WHAT A PAIN! So much FRUSTRATION! I'm ok now. If you cant find it it is probably hidden.

-Go to Control Panel -> Appearance and Customization -> Folder Options

-Click the ' show hidden files' bubble

-For me the fsx.cfg file was in:

C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX

Thank you all. I couldn't have done it without you.

-a ninja
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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:58 pm 

open a window, go to tools menu (at top of window). select folder options, then select view tab, then select show hidden files and folders.

now go to (x is your system hard drive)

x:\Documents and settings\(your comp name)\Application Data\Microsoft\fsx

you config files are there
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Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:20 am 

I've had the same problem with Windows 7 and finding the FSX.cfg file. Using all the above paths I have been unable to find AppData. I found it once before with the help of this forum but cant find it lnow.
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Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:02 pm 

I have tried to open every folder mentioned here, still no luck. When I go to C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX , I only get to C:\Users\(username). There is no AppData folder, no roaming folder anywhere, and no microsoft folder either. I've searched for them on the computer (which is Vista by the way) and NOTHING!! Please help! Sad Crying or Very sad
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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:10 pm 

Found the fsx.cfg file on Vista. I did click start and searched Appdata/Roaming/Microsoft/FSX and there I found it.
Hope you guys do it to Very Happy
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Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:47 am 

Microsoft screwed up badly by introducing FSX and Vista at roundabout the same time. And now we have W7 to top it up.

The mistake most of you guys make is not considering or stating which OS you are using. Some procedures remain the same, others have slightly changed.
I can't speak for Vista because I have never used it but it won't hurt if you try both methods (the old and the new one) which have actually already been explained in this very thread... if only you guys would take the time to read.


eyton402 wrote:
I've had the same problem with Windows 7 and finding the FSX.cfg file. Using all the above paths I have been unable to find AppData. I found it once before with the help of this forum but cant find it lnow.


Let's start with Eyton because he had the good sense to let us know that he's running Windows 7.

1* Click Start

2* Type: %appdata%

3* Click on the yellow Roaming Folder

4* Now navigate (roam) Microsoft / FSX /

5* Inside the FSX folder you'll find the FSX.cfg -- open it with Notepad



NOTE: You may or may not have to "Show hidden files and folders..."


If you are using Windows XP you must "Show hidden files and folders..."

Regardless of the OS (Operating System) you are using, the method is the same:

1* Click on any Folder

2* Click on Tools in the Menu Bar

3* Click on Folder options...

4* Click on View

5* Put a Check-mark or Radio-button where it says 'Show hidden files and Folders'

6* Click Apply and finally OK


You can put a shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking on the FSX.cfg and selecting 'Create Shortcut' from the drop-down menu.

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