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....FSX folder. I would really like to get a SSD for my new build and and am wondering if 256GB is enough if I kept it just FSX on the SSD. So I am wondering how big people's FSX folders are? And if you could, just a brief description of the contents. Do you have a bunch of scenery, aircraft, ect ect. Thank you

 

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Mine is 60.4 GB. I have various addons as you can see on the left....

 

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My FSX is 172GB on a 300GB Vrap. I have addon airports on another drive, to keep my HDD below the 65% threshold.


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I have addon airports on another drive,

 

How is that possible, since they do not allow you to install outside of FSX?

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It is possible. Have been doing that for yonks. Using MJ Link.

 

Thanks to JvanE Jeroen. Avsim member

 

Actually, you can quite easily move any folder anywhere you want to (at least in Windows 7 but probably also in Vista: don't know about XP), even the Orbx-folders, by using the Windows junction option. You will fool the system into thinking the folder is where it should be while it is somewhere else.

DISCLAIMER: Try this at your own risk. The situation can be undone easily be copying everything back and removing one file (more about that later).

Imagine you want to move the Orbx folder entirely to another drive, so also out of the FSX folder, which is impossible under normal circumstances.

Let's say the current path to the Orbx-folder is this:

C:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\ORBX

Now move the entire Orbx folder out of the FSX folder to a new folder on another drive (if you want to), for instance here:

D:\Programs\ORBX

After doing that, open the command prompt (cmd.exe) and go to the folder where the Orbx folder originally was, in this example C:\Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Use the good old DOS-commands to get you there*. When you are there type this (I am using this example's folder names and path but obviously you have to change everything to your folder names and path, but do use the " where they are noted!):

mklink /J "ORBX" "D:\Programs\ORBX"

and hit Enter.

So that is mklink /J "name-of-the-folder-you-moved" "the-complete-path-to-the-new-location"

From now on the computer will think the folder is still where it was while it actually resides on another disk. Since the computer still thinks the folder is where it was, you will be able to install and uninstall new sceneries without any problems: you simply tricked the computer into thinking the folder is where it should be (in the FSX folder) but everything will be installed in the new location.

To undo all this, remove the file that's created by mklink (it creates a file where the folder originally was) and copy back the entire folder to its original spot.

* DOS commands
- to get to the root directory of the current drive type cd\ and hit Enter
- to get to another drive using the command prompt, type the letter of the drive followed by a : and hit Enter
- to get to another folder using the command prompt, type cd followed by a space and the path to the folder and hit Enter


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....FSX folder. I would really like to get a SSD for my new build and and am wondering if 256GB is enough if I kept it just FSX on the SSD. So I am wondering how big people's FSX folders are? And if you could, just a brief description of the contents. Do you have a bunch of scenery, aircraft, ect ect. Thank you

 

Adam

 

Basically the NGX liveries take a lot of space. This will be your most limiting factor.

(here they are 44GB)

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I have one SSD at 200GB with just my Windows 7, and then another HD at 500GB 7200 rpm (which I could have bought another SSD at 200 GB) for all my games including FSX and addons 

 

 

  Your subject title sounds gay  :huh:

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just under 600 GB on a TB drive .REX PMDG CARENADO among other things all FSX related ..... 


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I would go for a 256 bare minimum.  My 120 is almost out of room.  I don't have photoscenery but I do have some Orbx stuff, plus UTX, GEX, and about 25% of my airplane addons installed.


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Your subject title sounds gay

 

:LMAO: No offence but I kinda agree

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I guess mine's really small, what a shame  :wub:  only 104 GB...................


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