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What EXACTLY does the FSX 'repair' do?

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Been having a few issues with missing files lately so tried the FSX repair option from the disc. Every time Iv'e tried this it does nothing...does it have any purpose?

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Well I know that it WILL delete ALL ADDONS. But if you don't have any, I believe it just configures all files to default. Somewhat like a copy and paste. I.E. you used Mojote's tweaking tool and have a new FSX.CFG the repair option will overwrite it to default. Hope I helped! ^_^  

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I know that it WILL delete ALL ADDONS.

Are you really sure about that? I've never had to repair FSX, but I believe that all it does is look for the "default" files (i.e. files the original installer provides) and re-installs those that are corrupt or missing. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure it does not do anything to installed addons.

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Are you really sure about that? I've never had to repair FSX, but I believe that all it does is look for the "default" files (i.e. files the original installer provides) and re-installs those that are corrupt or missing. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure it does not do anything to installed addons.

Sadly I know about it. My FSX was screwed so I put in the disks clicked repaired cried for all the planes, scenery..... It did fix FSX but I had to re-install everything...

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FloG is correct.  It will change the Fsx.cfg, the dll.xml, exe.xml, and scenery.cfg so all you need to do is back up the dll.xml, exe.xml, and scenery.cfg.  The reason Anton had to reinstall everything is because all of the entries which are required for commercial aircraft and some scenery were gone if the dll.xml was overwritten.  The scenery can be reconnected as the scenery is not gone but it is best to back up the scenery.cfg and replace it after the repair.

 

Repairs will bring back your default textures and maybe some .fx files that might have been removed by a commercial addon installer.  Most of the time though the problem is in the dll.xml, fsx.cfg, or scenery.cfg.  It's better to rename the fsx.cfg, restart fsx and let the config rebuild.  This is better than reinstalling or repairing FSX.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Most of the time though the problem is in the dll.xml, fsx.cfg, or scenery.cfg. It's better to rename the fsx.cfg, restart fsx and let the config rebuild. This is better than reinstalling or repairing FSX.

Thanx for the heads-up! I was wondering what this repair thing does as well.

 

cheers,

Pat

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Hi Jim

I am experiencing a starting problem with my FSX. After having visited forums, I have already excluded the logbook possible issue, and tried as you advised : rename fsx.cfg and let the program rebuild it.

It did id but still the process remains stuck in the early loading stage (according to "Ressource Monitor").

 

What I did before I discovered that:

1- I deleted a scene in the Scenery library.

2. I run succesfully FSX because I wanted to verify the correct uninstal prior to reinstalling a new scenery instead.

3- I installed the new scenery (MegasceneryWorld Florida).

 

After that, impossible to relaunch FSX...

 

I might have done something wrong, but as it is not the first time that I do proceed to such actions, I really have no idea !!!

Do you have any idea yourself? A direction for investigations?

I would really like not to reinstyall everything as I am having a lot of add-ons...

What about Repair ?

Thanks for you help

Bruno

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Problem solved :dance:... After deleting the scenery Florida input in my scenery.cfg file, FSX is back... There was something wrong with my install.

Cheers

Bruno

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