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Joel

Keyboard Commands Won't Save and FMC Won't Load

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For both the MD-11 and the 747, I can't seem to save the keyboard commands. For example, I like to set the deselect AP switch as 5 and the deselect autothrottle as 6. It will work but when I restart FSX, the keys need to be reset. Another problem I'm facing is that when I save a flight, on my old computer it would restart with the FMC loading but now, when I start the saved flight, the FMC doesn't load anymore.

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Thought so.You need to grant yourself admin rights to the Flight Sim X folder located on your hard drive.To do this, navigate to the Microsoft Games folder on your drive and:Right click on the Flight Simulator X folder:Select PropertiesSelect the Security tab at the topClick on the Users account in the Group boxIn the Permissions box, check the box Full ControlClick OKThe grants you (a User - Tron reference? :( ) and the programs you use in that folder admin rights to the folder. Essentially, what is happening is the computer is writing the changes (your key assignments) to a 'ghost' (Compatibility Files) folder, which the PMDG Options panel ignores the next time you run it. Using admin rights writes those changes to the actual file, not a file in a 'ghost' folder. As a quick note, if you have problems with any other program (especially when it comes to settings not saving, etc), you should grant admin rights to the program's location first before trying other things. UAC has its place in Windows, but it ends up being a bear if you don't know how to keep it in check.

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Just for good measure, give EVERYONE full control. Thats the system, admins, yourself, everyone. Not just for Win7 either, Vista users should follow suit as well.

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Thank you. I fixed it with ease. I actually let everyone have full control over my entire hard drive so I won't have these issues.

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