Troubleshooting Permissions Issue with Scenery.Cfg in Prepar3D V5

Jozef VIVILLE Guest

Today I have the message when I start P3DV5:

What, can I do to remediate this?

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It seems you're encountering a permissions-related hiccup with your Scenery.Cfg file in Prepar3D V5. Let's unravel this and get you back in the virtual skies.

Understanding the Issue:
Your error message indicates a restriction in writing or modifying the Scenery.Cfg file. This is often linked to Windows security settings or file access permissions.

Steps to Resolve:

  1. Run as Administrator: Right-click on your Prepar3D shortcut and select 'Run as Administrator'. This often resolves permission issues.
  2. Check File Properties: Navigate to the Scenery.Cfg file (usually located in the Prepar3D root folder). Right-click on it, select 'Properties', and uncheck 'Read-only' if it's selected.
  3. User Account Control Settings: Adjust these settings via the Control Panel. Lowering them can sometimes solve these issues, but remember to restore them later for your system's security.
  4. Folder Permissions: Ensure your user account has full control over the Prepar3D folder. Right-click on the folder, select 'Properties', go to the 'Security' tab, and modify the permissions if necessary.

These steps are generally applicable to most flight simulators, including popular platforms like Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) and X-Plane 12, especially when dealing with file permission issues.

If these steps don't solve the problem, it could be indicative of a more systemic issue within your OS or a specific glitch within Prepar3D V5.

Further Assistance:
Feel free to provide more details or specific error messages you're encountering. The more information you share, the more precise the assistance can be.

Remember, flight simulation is not just about soaring in the skies but also mastering the technical aspects on the ground!

Happy flying!

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