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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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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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125GB total with 80GB on a 120GB SSD and 45GB of mesh data on my HDD. I used mklink as described above to move the mesh data off the SSD.

 

I can't believe how fast the SSD is filling up, I'm going to replace it with a 250GB one soon (probably one of the Samsung ones).

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I own pretty much every payware add-on aircraft that ever get's released, and the majority (but not all!) payware sceneries ............... but............ I take a "unistall when not in use" approach to my FSX installation, so for example, although I own all of the Orbx regions, at present none are installed as I'm not currently flying them.  Same with other scenery areas and also at present I only have the AXE and Ants Airplnes P92 Eaglet aircraft installed at present.

 

FSX Directory size, using the above approach:    64.4GB.

 

:smile:

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It is not about the size if You ask me, it is about the proper technique. Technique of storing the files. My FSX is 140 GB big. I keep it clean as much as practicable - that means no additional liveries (I do not need them inside the cockpit), no airports, which I am planning to visit in the foreseen future and so on.

i also have an 64 GB SSD for all the other stuff (TTS voices, Rise of Flight, OS...) and bigger HDD for backup, externalized to the cloud.

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262GB, used to be way bigger when I still had all the sceneries I own installed all around the world, now I have mainly those installed that i happen to use at the moment. 

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I didn't install ORBX sceneries in my fresh FSX setup cause they need a switch to activate but also they take lots of space on my SSD. If i do the method with mklink to move them to HDD, will it slow down the loading time of FSX?

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I didn't install ORBX sceneries in my fresh FSX setup cause they need a switch to activate but also they take lots of space on my SSD. If i do the method with mklink to move them to HDD, will it slow down the loading time of FSX?

No slow down at all.

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Wow how do people get such huge amounts? Mine is 100GB and I have FSGlobal mesh, Orbx England, REX, loads of NGX liveries, about 40 payware airports etc!

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Wow how do people get such huge amounts? Mine is 100GB and I have FSGlobal mesh, Orbx England, REX, loads of NGX liveries, about 40 payware airports etc!

It may be cause some people maybe hiding something in FSX folder :lol:

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1TB drive, filled with 500GB for FSX so far.

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