Sign in to follow this  
Guest drmweaver2

Alternate location for Aircraft folders?

Recommended Posts

I know it's possible to relocate Addon Scenery folders.Is it possible to do the same thing for Aircraft folders?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

sort of...but not 100%you can re-direct almost all the files to other locations; such as the sounds, panels, textures, and even models by editing their path in the aircraft.cfg. However, FS9 will still need to "read" the aircraft.cfg in the Aircraft folder to find your plane.-feng

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks fort the info. I wouldn't have thought of that "method".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Relocating or adding folders to the aircraft locations is part of FSXBut for FS2004 the redirection method for some of the files is the only option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are comfortable with doing low-level Win XP stuff, you can create a junction link to another folder. I'm not sure if there is any performance penalty for doing that. I found a program for creating the link called linkmagic.exe from here:http://www.rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htmnote that this only works on NTFS formated partitions. Also, read closely the warnings because you can cause some trouble if you delete the wrong stuff with linked folders. But I used it when a partition was too small and a program wouldn't let me move it's working folder any where else. The effect seems to be like doing a mount AFAICT.scott s..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been using NTFS Link for years now:http://sourceforge.net/projects/ntfslinkextI have the following folders on my D: drive:aircraftaddon scenerysceneryAfter deleting those folders from the (C: drive) FS9 folder, you use NTFS link to create "softlinks" in the FS9 folder called "aircraft, addon scenery, scenery, etc".It is a little bit like a shortcut, so that in windows explorer, you still see a folder on C: drive, but they are actually physically located on the D: drive.It works well for me. No performance hit at all, as it it really only relates to disk access speed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does this NTFS softlink stuff work with Vista? - that is what I am using.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm - no idea about Vista. I am using XP Pro.You could download it and try it - just create a "dummy" link to another folder on your PC and see if it works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this