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can anyone help me whenever I try to modify, delete or tweak my fsx.cfg it says access is denied

oh yeah and when I try to start fsx it syas cannot write fsx.cfg

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And start FSX by clicking right and choosing "Run as Administrator" from the menu. Can be configured to start that way every time by changing the property/security settings for the fsx.exe file or for its respective desktop shortcut.

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I can edit my  FSX.ccg with no problems.

 

FSX is in C:\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X

 

FSX.cfg is  C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX.

 

I have  the highest level of UAC on and don't run as Adminstrator

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There is never a need to run anything "As Administrator".

 

I could be wrong   if you got your fsx installed in you (86)   folder than you might have issues, so why do all the devs  says install   and run your programs  as admin  just for  the heck of it.  Must be  a reason other wise why would  they keep saying too.

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Must be a reason other wise why would they keep saying too.

 

Urban myth?

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so why do all the devs  says install   and run your programs  as admin

 

Can you point to any of these developers that say this?

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The confusion stems from misunderstanding the way Windows protects files and folders from changes. Program Files folders do not give write and modify permissions to the Users group. When we log onto windows we become members of the Users Group. The problems come when developers install their programs into the FSX program files directory, and the program, or plane need to write or modify files in those directories, they should have been given folders outside of that directory for those tasks, or their own subdirectories should have been set up with the correct permissions during the install. Installs are run as Admin since they need to make changes to the permissions. The reason this came about was because WinXP gave Users Group write and Modify permissions on the Program Files folders, and developers failed to spot they, and their customers were already running as Admins. Since Vista, ordinary users no longer get write permissions to program files. It's an easy job to assign Write and Modify permissions for the Users Group on the FSX program files folder and clears up 99% of problems requiring admins. Whereas it's a lot more trouble to keep running as admin, and leaves the system prone to malware. Instead of running as admin, set proper permissions for the user. But what is going on with Benjamin's system? He should automatically get write permission to his own folders...

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True, but the OP has problems with FSX.cfg, which is not in the program file directories.

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That's what I inferred >> "what is going on with Benjamin's system? He should automatically get write permission to his own folders..."

 

Could be "C:\Users\<Benjamin>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX" somehow does not now belong to Benjamin after some kind of profile mixup.

 

FSX.cfg, which is not in the program file directories.

...and next time I get stuck on something to do with FSX, I'll PM you Gerry.

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What the OP can do is look at the current permissions for "C:\Users\<Benjamin>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX" and see that the current logged on user exists in those permissions.

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...and next time I get stuck on something to do with FSX, I'll PM you Gerry.

 

I'm always happy to help.

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Make sure you are logged in as administrator and have UAC off.

 

Anyone with a default Windows account and UAC on should be able to edit the file. What he needs to do is look at the file permissions and the priviliges of his account.

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Can you point to any of these developers that say this?

 

for starters any of the rex devs,   and bryan York from fs2crew advise as well  there are other as well

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Problem still persist when I try to modify FSX.cfg in properties it says I do not have permission to modify permissions. And when I try to set the folder off read only I get an error saying you do not have permission to modify the fsx.cfg file

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Problem still persist when I try to modify FSX.cfg in properties it says I do not have permission to modify permissions. And when I try to set the folder off read only I get an error saying you do not have permission to modify the fsx.cfg file

That indicates that you have somehow lost administrator control of your system. If you have multiple user profiles, ONE, or more, of them should be an administrator level user with all permissions.

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for starters any of the rex devs,   and bryan York from fs2crew advise as well  there are other as well

I just read their Install Read-Me files and none of them mention that. Or was this to solve a specific problem with a specific customer?

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I just read their Install Read-Me files and none of them mention that. Or was this to solve a specific problem with a specific customer?

here is another  example the 737 ngx introduction manual  page 11   says to make sure you run fsx as admin  

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That's as maybe, but with a professional installation of FSX, FSX is installed to defaults, and the Write and Modify permissions are added to the Users Group on the FSX program files folder, *before* any addons are installed. This way the Run as Admin is avoided. There are a couple of addons of old that access the admin part of the registry and must be run as admin, but nothing from PMDG is like that, or any modern addons I can think of.

more about perissions here

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OKay I am having the same problem. I'm not trying to modify the fsx.cfg file. I just can't get in. I reinstalled fsx to no avail and then I installed fsx (Acceleration pack) to see if it would help. No cigar.

I will check permissions in UAC

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