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flynman33

Moving to an SSD

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Last night I installed my SSD. I then downloaded P3dv4.5 and tried to install it to my SSD which I have labeled my E/Drive. I pointed the P3d install to the e/drive and commenced the install. It did not install to the SSD but did a sort of repair to the current P3d on C/drive. I now understand that I cannot have 2 versions of P3d on the same drive.

So if I were to remove the Client/Content/Scenery installers off my C/drive along with my 3rd Party aircraft. Could I leave my 3rd party scenery files on the c/drive and then map them through the scenery library to the ssd and still get fast loading times. Is there anything on the P3d Forums about this.

How would you move P3d to a SSD if it was you. I want the SSD to be a dedicated P3d Drive...

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only xp11 allows multiple installations, p34 nope....i think you just messed up many things regarding your first p3d install on C

Edited by Arthur42417

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1 minute ago, Arthur42417 said:

only xp11 allows multiple installations, p34 nope....i think you just messed up many things regarding your first p3d install on 😄😄

So how do I resolve this?

 

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Your best bet is to uninstall P3D from the C drive and reinstall to E;  Depending on how your addon scenery was installed you should have no real issues just mapping in the scenery library. It really depends on the scenery, if they have registry entries that point to the old location, you'd have to modify those. Maybe a simple reinstall. 

I'd say try it without reinstalling your addon scenery first but knowing that if it doesn't work you will have to reinstall.

Vic

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7 minutes ago, vgbaron said:

Your best bet is to uninstall P3D from the C drive and reinstall to E;  Depending on how your addon scenery was installed you should have no real issues just mapping in the scenery library. It really depends on the scenery, if they have registry entries that point to the old location, you'd have to modify those. Maybe a simple reinstall. 

I'd say try it without reinstalling your addon scenery first but knowing that if it doesn't work you will have to reinstall.

Vic

I will keep the scenery files in tact and see if I can map them successfully  throught the scenery library. I am though going to delete my 3rd party aircraft and reinstall them to the new ssd.

I gather I will need to keep my C/Program Files/LM/P3d folder and not delete it until I know what I can do.

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3 hours ago, flynman33 said:

So how do I resolve this?

 

Before you uninstall/delete anything... try this:

1. Copy the entire Program Files/LM/Prepar3d folder to your SSD.

2. Go to your SSD and locate the Prepar3d.exe file and start it up.

3. Then decide what else needs to change..

4. Do not delete the original copy until you are completely happy

Edited by Bert Pieke
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I would also make a separate complete backup just in case......

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The main point to consider is.... you used the word delete too many times.

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