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SimStarter: changing to run as admin

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I want to run SimStarter as Admin.  When I do, all of the profiles I've created and scenery sets are not there. Is there a way to get them to show up?  E.g. is there a directory I need to copy or something?

 

Gregg

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No. SIMstarter is checking the files in the ".\Userprofiles" directory in an upper directory.

Where have you installed SIMstarter? Please check that you didn't install at "C:\Program Files (x86)" because of User Access Control of Microsoft Windows.

 

To start SIMstarter with admin right please use the existing Shortcut at the desktop > Right Click > Properties > Run As Administrator

 

Hope that helps. ;O)

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Please check that you didn't install at "C:\Program Files (x86)" because of User Access Control of Microsoft Windows.

 

Actually, that's where it is.  When I do the right click->run as admin thing the profiles are all default as much as I can see.  When I just run it I see my profiles fine.

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It does not work because of the User Account Control auf Microsoft Windows. ProgramData should not be stored in C:\Program Files (x86). Therefore I recommand to not install it at this location.

 

Please see manual page 3 chapter 1.5.1

 

Best way for a correction would be:

  1. New installation of SIMstarter to a new destination (e.g. D:\FSX\SIMstarter)
  2. Complete the installation
  3. Copy all files and subdirectories of your previous installation C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMstarter\*.* to that new path
  4. Try the new installation
  5. If the new installation works as aspected you could delete your C:\Program Files (x86)\SIMstarter\ directory. No uninstallation is required it that case because the installer is aware of the new selected directory

Happy landings!

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I did a new install and copied all the files but the profiles are all default.  It must have some info stored elsewhere.  When I run the app from the old location, they're still showing up.  Puzzling.

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