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Easy way to copy FS2004 to another drive

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Hi!can someone explain me how can I copy FS2004 to another drive without loosing registry paths.Tanks!RegardsAbrupto

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Quite honestly, I've never heard of anyone being very successful at this. Good luck!

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Hi,If you want the registry to point to the original installation, then just copy the FS9 folder to the new location. Done.If you want the registry to point to the new location, there are two ways, the easy way and the hard way.The easy way:Copy the FS9 folder from one drive to another. If you want the registry to point to the new location, use the Flight1 Registry Fix to point to the new installation.The hard way:If you want the registry to point to the new location then install FS9 into the new location from the CD's. Delete that new FS9 folder and copy the original FS9 folder to the new location.Hope this helps,--Tom GibsonCal Classic Propliner Page: http://www.calclassic.comFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.comDrop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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>Hi,>>If you want the registry to point to the original>installation, then just copy the FS9 folder to the new>location. Done.>>If you want the registry to point to the new location, there>are two ways, the easy way and the hard way.>>The easy way:>>Copy the FS9 folder from one drive to another. If you want>the registry to point to the new location, use the Flight1>Registry Fix to point to the new installation.>>The hard way:>>If you want the registry to point to the new location then>install FS9 into the new location from the CD's. Delete that>new FS9 folder and copy the original FS9 folder to the new>location.>>Hope this helps,>-->Tom Gibson>>Cal Classic Propliner Page: http://www.calclassic.com>>Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com>>Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___Tanks for your help! And what about the add-on I have like Active Sky, Ground Environment, a.s.o... Is the process the same?RegardsAbrupto

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Hi,Simple texture replacements, simple addon planes, (etc.) will transfer with the folder, but programs will often need to be reinstalled (if you want them to affect the new installation). Remember, you said COPY the installation, not MOVE, so I'm assuming you have two FS installations. Normally the programs will affect the copy that's listed in the registry, but there may be registry keys of their own that will need to be updated with a reinstall.--Tom GibsonCal Classic Propliner Page: http://www.calclassic.comFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.comDrop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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>Hi,>>If you want the registry to point to the original>installation, then just copy the FS9 folder to the new>location. Done.>>If you want the registry to point to the new location, there>are two ways, the easy way and the hard way.>>The easy way:>>Copy the FS9 folder from one drive to another. If you want>the registry to point to the new location, use the Flight1>Registry Fix to point to the new installation.>>The hard way:>>If you want the registry to point to the new location then>install FS9 into the new location from the CD's. Delete that>new FS9 folder and copy the original FS9 folder to the new>location.>>Hope this helps,>-->Tom Gibson>>Cal Classic Propliner Page: http://www.calclassic.com>>Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com>>Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___AH ha!Thanks for that Tom.Usually this topic elicits the sort of response that the post before yours did.I have been thinking about copying my installation of FS9 to a large external hard drive,but have been put of by the negative responses that this usually brings.PS am i right in thinking you mean it is possible to back up an FS installation in case of hard drive failure and restore it again to another internal hard drive or indeed run it from the external drive (although i have heard that some external drives can be slow in performance)I dread the thought of a hard drive failure as i have spent so much time getting my FS9 just as i like it.cheers Andy

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