J van E

Flight1 folder in root C: drive

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When I installed Ultimate Traffic Live I specifically told it to NOT install things into the root of my C: drive but in a folder of my D: drive. Most files were indeed placed into that D: drive folder but the Flight1 installer created a folder in the root of my C: drive anyway and put a .lic file in it. This file is needed to tell UTL I have a license. However, I don't want that folder in the root of my C: drive! It's however impossible to change this.

I think it is very odd and strange that Flight1 installs stuff where I don't want it and that you can't change that. (I have to add that I find the whole way of installing things and reinstalling things with that Flight1 wrapper is a bit complicated and not intuitive.)

Anyone knows how I can move that folder from my C: drive and still have UTL see that .lic file somewhere?

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Just move it anywhere. As far as I know it is only needed during install. I don't think it actually checks constantly for the license once it is installed. You can try and move it and always put it back is there is a problem. I'm sure I've moved them in the past.

Chris

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Haha, obviously I did that already LOL :happy: My brain isn't THAT small! :cool: But whenever I do that UTL won't load with P3D and I get an message saying UTL doesn't have a license. That file is mandatory.

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I have the same problem with Level-D 767. The installer creates a folder in the root C: drive, and when I try to move it somewhere else, I also get a license error message. I stated this problem in the Level-D forum a few years ago, but I wasn't given a solution. This information might be of no help to you - I just wanted to let you know.

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As with all  Flight1 products, when I installed UTL, the first question from the installer was related to installing in C:\Flight1 - there is an option to change it there. 

Vic

 

 

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1 hour ago, vgbaron said:

As with all  Flight1 products, when I installed UTL, the first question from the installer was related to installing in C:\Flight1 - there is an option to change it there. 

Vic

 

 

I know, and that is what I didn't and that is why the actual installer and some other files did end up on my D drive. But still the wrapper installed the lic file on my C drive. Which I didn't want. Maybe I will uninstall UTL and try again. 

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Uninstalled, reinstalled, no matter what you do, that lic file is installed in the root of your C drive. Just read on the UTL forum that this is indeed how it is and there is nothing you can do about it. Don't like this at all but well, this is how it is.

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Yes, this sucks. Imagine the mess if more add-ons installed their key files in the root of your C drive without having control to change the folder.

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J van E,

I can never figure out why you have so many problems that others never experience.  Whatever.  But.....

I have been using Flight1 products for years, going back to FS9 days.  I have numerous ones installed on my computer right now running in P3Dv4.  I have NO Flight1 folder ANYWHERE on my C: drive.  You can ALWAYS tell the installers to use another location.  ALL of my license files are located on other drives, either put there during installation or moved there manually by myself.  As others have also already stated in this thread.

Are you confusing the downloaded INSTALLERS getting placed on the C: drive vs where the actual PROGRAM is installed after you run the installer? 

WHAT are you doing that causes all the drama in your various posts?

 

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The licenses are copied to C:\Windows as well. I simply delete the C:\ folder.

I find it amazing how clumsy and careless some developers are. I'd be fired if i pulled one like this.

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1 hour ago, FalconAF said:

WHAT are you doing that causes all the drama in your various posts?

 

LOL I wish I knew! :biggrin: But anyway, no matter what I do, as soon as I select the key and start the install, that lic file is posted on my C drive BEFORE I get the option to choose where to install things. But well, it's no real problem of course, but I just don't like things like that.

1 hour ago, Nuno Pinto said:

The licenses are copied to C:\Windows as well. I simply delete the C:\ folder.

I find it amazing how clumsy and careless some developers are. I'd be fired if i pulled one like this.

Deleting the folder doesn't work here: UTL refuses to run if I do that. It is odd indeed.

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Oh ok. I only have their GTN650/750 combo now as i am on v4.

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I must admit, it could really get bad if you has a couple of hundred 2kb files on your C:/ drive.

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I am just waiting to get UTL for P3D4; and I'll wait a bit longer if these problems exist. So fed up with Orbitz or Pacifica or however they are blocking my R/W.

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There is no problem. I always keep my F1 license files in C:\Flight One Software. Just for kicks, I renamed the folder. All of my F1 stuff including UTL work just fine. Although I fail to see the problem with having license files on the C: drive. If one or two license files is going to cause a problem, you have bigger problems with your system.

If you just don't like the licenses on the C: drive, that's your option but there's no valid reason other than personal preference.

Vic

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8 hours ago, vgbaron said:

There is no problem. I always keep my F1 license files in C:\Flight One Software. Just for kicks, I renamed the folder. All of my F1 stuff including UTL work just fine. Although I fail to see the problem with having license files on the C: drive. If one or two license files is going to cause a problem, you have bigger problems with your system.

If you just don't like the licenses on the C: drive, that's your option but there's no valid reason other than personal preference.

Vic

Fully agreed. :happy: I never ever said there was a real problem and I made it clear in my OP already that this is indeed a personal preference. However, imho a personal preference can actually be a valid reason to see if things can be done differently. Which was the reason for this topic. But now I know this is how it is I of course can live with it. It's not that I refuse to keep on using UTL because of this. :biggrin: But imho (so in my subjective and very personal opinion) I think it is a bad thing that a developer dumps stuff in places you don't want.

That's it and that's all. 

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I fully agree with the OP.

Being a real control freak... it works on my nerves when something is not doing it like you told it to do... :)
During the installation you're prompted for the location of unpacking the software and in the end, wathever your choice was, it will put it in the root of your C drive. And you cannot delete if after the installation as the software will fail to launch due to missing license files.

I like to keep my simming software as much organized as possible.

But ok, I decided to live with it. Live is not always like you want it to be... ;)

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13 hours ago, vgbaron said:

There is no problem. I always keep my F1 license files in C:\Flight One Software. Just for kicks, I renamed the folder. All of my F1 stuff including UTL work just fine. Although I fail to see the problem with having license files on the C: drive. If one or two license files is going to cause a problem, you have bigger problems with your system.

If you just don't like the licenses on the C: drive, that's your option but there's no valid reason other than personal preference.

Vic

Some people like to twist themselves into a pretzel over the most miniscule issues. :cool:

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48 minutes ago, Bobsk8 said:

Some people like to twist themselves into a pretzel over the most miniscule issues. :cool:

I have to say I do like pretzels. :happy:

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13 hours ago, vesalius said:

During the installation you're prompted for the location of unpacking the software and in the end, wathever your choice was, it will put it in the root of your C drive. And you cannot delete if after the installation as the software will fail to launch due to missing license files.

No, it won't.  Anybody who is having this "problem" is doing something drastically wrong during the original purchase download of the INSTALLERS, or the extraction of the software FILES during the program INSTALLATION.  They are TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT THINGS.  I have NUMEROUS Flight1 software products installed in my P3Dv4.1.  I have NO folders ANYWHERE on my C: drive with any Flight1 files in them...including the License files.  I have either told the downloaders to put them somewhere else other than my C: drive during the download or extraction, or I have moved them myself after they were downloaded to the "default" C:\Flight One Software folder (if one was created). 

There is NO reason you need to have Flight One Software folders or files ANYWHERE on your C: drive.  If you do, you have forced it to be that way yourself somehow.

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Flight1 automatically generates a tiny .lic file during the purchase process and stores it in the C:\Flight One Software folder. I still wonder what would happen if one's computer did not have a "C:" drive? Some newer computers don't have one... :blink:

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Mostly, installers choose the system drive usually C: they don't hard code it, whatever it is doesn't matter. Stuff like that is handled by the OS. Another example is that installers don't know if they are installing in to Program Files or Program Files (x86), mostly.

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8 hours ago, FalconAF said:

No, it won't. Anybody who is having this "problem" is doing something drastically wrong

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If you do, you have forced it to be that way yourself somehow.

To stop this from going nowhere let me say that after dealing with computers for some 30 years I probably indeed and obviously know nothing about installers and so on and so yes, I put that folder and that lic file there myself. Now let's move on and enjoy the traffic in P3D. :wink:

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Jeroen,

My professional IT experience (IT onsite support engineer) is only halfway yours... But thank you for that reply.

Met vriendelijke groeten... ;-)

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