Andy, when you install fs9, you will have a choice to select CUSTOM. When that comes up you can select the folder letter that you want fs9 to be installed in. The rest is automatic and it will install with the correct address: my root drive is H:\ but I have elected to install fs9 on drive C:\ There are no problems.
Hi, Thank you, Jesse, for that reassuring information
I'm going to be installing FS9 on my laptop, which has a new big hard drive I've partitioned after the original one died, losing everything that wasn't backed up.
I shall now be backing things up every 10 minutes !
We have an outdoor supply company here in England, like for climbing jackets and tents and things like that; the company motto is 'Never stop exploring' and to my mind that motto applies equally to you as well !
Thanks for all this info; I never had extra partitions before (!) so it's an exciting new world to be experimenting with.
I'm assuming Jesse was meaning to just change the letter and leave the rest of the 'default' address as it is.
My thinking is back to front about the folders FS9 needs...I thought until the last couple of days that it needed to find the folders..whereas I think now that it writes it's own folders as it goes along...but, for instance, what happens with the 'flight simulator files' folder which is in 'my documents' on the 'c' drive if I install into a new partition on, say, the 'f' drive.
Am I just being really thick here?! I cannot access my FS discs until I go back to the other computer on Wednesday, so cannot try any of these ideas out until later in the week.
Thanks as always,
Last Edit: Oct 26, 2008 10:01:17 GMT -5 by dc6tryer
There is no FS9 on the new hard drive. I have made 3 partitions on it and Windows is installed on the 'C' drive as is usual.
Because the hard drive is new there is no 'flight simulator files' on the 'C' drive.....
.....''I thought until the last couple of days that it needed to find the folders..whereas I think now that it writes it's own folders as it goes along...but, for instance, what happens with the 'flight simulator files' folder which is in 'my documents' on the 'C' drive if I install into a new partition on, say, the 'F'drive.''.....
....and I should have written 'was' instead of 'is' in referring to that folder.
My apologies for that.
I've taken up enough of your time with this, so I'll just see how it all goes when I get back to the other computer and I'll post again whether the install on a different drive was a temporary failure or success .
Post by Tom/CalClassic on Oct 27, 2008 9:21:43 GMT -5
FS will create the folders it needs when installing and they are always in the usual places, no matter what drive you install FS into. The only thing you can do is change the folder *names* by using a modified language.dll like my Classic FS or Silver Wings versions.