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FSX-SE folder

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Good day all. 

 

I know this was discussed before but I am still puzzled. So more I read about it more I get confused.

I have new built PC (W10 pro) and FSX-SE is the first and the only flight sim has ever been installed on this PC, why do I still have two folders in Appdata/Roaming- FSX and FSX-SE? Do I have to have these two folders at the same time or it should be only ONE FSX folder? With FSX-SE folder sitting in my sim everything was actually working fine... till now I should say.
I have read a lot where simmers saying that for clean install FSX-SE folder should not be created. I saw simmers desperately reinstalling FSX hundred times to get rid of that SE folder tweaking registries. 
If FSX-SE folder is not supposed to be created then another question arises. If I install an add-on and it asks if I have FSX version or Steam version, what am I supposed to select then? 

The reason to open this topic was an issues after installing add-on(s) something become disconnected and Ezdok and virtual CDU stopped working. Several people told me that FSX-SE folder may cause issues, bc it was not supposed be created. 

 

Thx for looking. 

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The short answer (I believe in your question) is that the  FSX folder in Appdata/Roaming, a particular sector in Windows, to store certain FSX-SE folders and files - it is completely normal - it also does it this for FS9.  There is no, (or should not be) a registry conflict because of this Windows process.

 

 Notice that the FSX.cfg file is placed in the AppData folder (and nowhere else).  Microsoft set-up the separation of the FSX.cfg file (and other folders such as Saved Flights) from the main FSX for reasons only known to MS developers.    

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