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"Access denied" issue adding repaints to FSX aircraft.cfg?

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I am installing aircraft to FSX on my new computer. While adding repaints with my old computer I had no issues saving the changes I made to the aircraft.cfg file, it always asked if I wanted to save the changes and I said yes, done deal. 

 

Now with my new computer running windows 7 it asked if I want to save the changes I made to the cfg file and then when I hit yes a window pops up that says access denied.

 

There must be something I can change to allow me to make changes to the cfg but I have not got a clue how to do that. Can anybody instruct me? Thanks.  


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Most FSX users run with User Account Control disabled since it can disallow certain actions such as editing files and makes installations more prone to error. I would try disabling UAC first, and if that doesn't help try looking at the file permission for the cfg in question.  


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Yep you nailed it, UAC. Works great now. Thanks again.


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...and then there are still folks who wonder why so many of us recommend installing FSX anywhere except in the default path... :He He:


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If you would rather not compromise the safety of your PC you can always copy the file to your Desktop, make the edits, save, then copy back to the aircraft folder.

 

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Joe


Most FSX users run with User Account Control disabled since it can disallow certain actions such as editing files and makes installations more prone to error. I would try disabling UAC first, and if that doesn't help try looking at the file permission for the cfg in question.  

Some of us installed FS to a custom location outside of Program Files, run with UAC on and never have problems editing files or installing addons.

 

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Joe


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Some of us installed FS to a custom location outside of Program Files, run with UAC on and never have problems editing files or installing addons.

 

regards,

Joe

 

I have FSX on a separate drive, but still keep UAC off to avoid the constant alerts. But I can understand why some people might prefer to keep UAC on. 


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Well since you guys mentioned it I have to ask. What is the concern here, or what safety is compromised by not keeping UAC on? Thanks. 


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I'm a real daredevil. I've been running for years with UAC off and no anti-virus, but I am behind a firewall and don't do any Web based activity on my FSX rig.


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Well since you guys mentioned it I have to ask. What is the concern here, or what safety is compromised by not keeping UAC on? Thanks. 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/user-account-control

 

This is Microsoft's explanation of what it does.  Basically an extra Firewall for Program Files.


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I see, thanks for the link.

 

I guess I've been living on the edge running with UAC off and no anti-virus for the last 7 years. It could bite me at some point in the future though.

 

You guys mentioned some alternatives, however could I not just leave UAC on and then simply turn it off the when I add to the aircraft.cfg, and then turn UAC back on again? 


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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-user-account-control-on-off#1TC=windows-7

 

If you Google search for "Windows 7 UAC on an off" you will get the above link plus others that you can

 

disable UAC for 1 program while keeping it on for the rest.


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