threebears

Where's best to install FSX-SE?

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I've seen several recommendations to not install FSX-SE in the default location (i.e. C:/ProgramFiles (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common etc.)  Some propose a separate drive and installing outside of the Windows file structure entirely.  I run Steam /FSX on Win10/64 on an AMD quadcore with 1TB drive and 4GB RAM.  For the most part it works well, and I'm wary of changes for change's sake, but I have had to uninstall/reinstall more than once (as we do).  If I have to do it again, is it really worth installing on a separate drive?  If so, do I need an SDD external Hard Drive or just a usb3 portable storage device (1TB)?  Any advice would be appreciated.

Andrew

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Just keep it out of the default location.  That just makes it so much easier for editing .cfg files.  If I had a newer computer, I would have a 2nd drive (SSD) and put all FSX related stuff there and the operating system on a separate drive.

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I actually have a 4TB drive that I use only for entertainment ( games).  In Steam you can define the drive you wish to install on and it still makes things fairly transparent to you. As for the configs, they should still go in your Steam\Steamapps folder.

 

 

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As long as it's on an SSD and not the C drive then you are good to go 🙂 

Even that I do have my FSX in the C drive LOL

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