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neilhr

Locating X-Plane 10 main folder

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Hi,

 

I'm sure the answer to this must be remarkably obvious but...

 

I downloaded the LES Saab 340, having installed X-Plane 10.30 Global last week.

 

The installer for the Saab invites me to browse and select the main X-plane 10 folder. But I can't find it. All the other associated folders (Aircraft, Resources, Global scenery etc) are there under desktop, also, the folder for 'X-Plane demo', which I downloaded before buying the main programme, but of the main X-Plane 10 folder itself these is no sign.

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

 

many thanks

 

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If you haven't selected the install path then my guess would be the Users/XXXX .

 

How do you have that stuff on the desktop ?

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My guess is the desktop is your X-Plane installation folder. If you have all those folders on your desktop then this means you've chosen this as your install path by mistake.

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Thanks for the replies.

 

The manual says 'By default, X-Plane will install to the desktop' (p10) and that is what it did, it proposed desktop as the default installation location - I didn't make any selection for it to install anywhere else.

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Thanks for the replies.

 

The manual says 'By default, X-Plane will install to the desktop' (p10) and that is what it did, it proposed desktop as the default installation location - I didn't make any selection for it to install anywhere else.

You can move the whole folder anywhere you want, at any time. Just don't put it in the system-owned directories (program files). I guess the desktop is fine also.

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The manual says 'By default, X-Plane will install to the desktop' (p10) and that is what it did, it proposed desktop as the default installation location - I didn't make any selection for it to install anywhere else.

 

No I meant the desktop IS your X-Plane directory. Normally, it would install to a folder called X-Plane 10 on your desktop, but instead, it thinks the desktop folder is the X-Plane 10 folder, not sure why :smile:

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I agree with Tonywob.  Just create a folder on your desktop called X-Plane 10 and gather up all the bits and pieces and drag them into your new folder.  Then, you can either leave the folder in place or drag it to your documents or whatever place you want.  Create a shortcut to your desktop from wherever your .exe file ends up and you are set to go.

 

John

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OK, I get it. I think the mistake I made is that I didn't delete the demo version before installing the full version, which may have something to do with it. It says to do that in the manual. But of course I didn't print the manual till I had installed the whole programme!

 

Thanks for your help!

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