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Ordered on Amazon which announce next day delivery. But now it says August 26th, so I cancelled the order and went to Steam. But steam will only allow me to install either to Drve D (HDD) or to my SSD but only in Program Files\Steam|steamapps. It will not let me create a download library such as C:\MSFS. I have to use the existing program files directory. Are there the same issues about installing to this folder as there were with FSX and P3d?


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I think I went into the Drive I wanted and created the folder MSFS myself. I don't think the installer lets you create a folder. 

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Steam allows you to create more than one library folder, but apparently only one download library location per logical drive. As it already has a default C:\ program files\steam\steam apps folder it won't let me create a different folder on that drive, which is why I asked whether the old "program files" installation problem of FSX  (which restricts user control). applied to the new sim.


Robert Young - retired full time developer - see my nexus mod page and my GitHub Mod page

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Does this help?  I ordered mine through MS Store (even though I have a ton of games on steam, and origin hah)

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129


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5 minutes ago, ryanbatcund said:

Does this help?  I ordered mine through MS Store (even though I have a ton of games on steam, and origin hah)

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129

Thanks Ryan, but this is in order to move your entire steam library. As I don't want to do that but just create a new folder on my SSD drive outside of program files\steam, it won't allow me to do that (only one library allowed per logical drive).as it already is using C:\


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