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FS2004 AIFP Target Folder

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Hello everyone...

Recently I Upgraded my Win from 7 to 8.1 and had to reinstall fs2004, sins than I'm having problem with AIFP target folder, the program doesn't recognize it....

Any help?!

Thanx...
 

gadgets

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Roman, AIFP uses the system registry to locate the various versions of FlightSim. Are you sure FS9 installed properly? Are you "Running as Administrator"? Perhaps you could be a little more specific as to the nature of your difficulty, e.g., What are you attempting to do when you experience the problem? What is the exact error message you receive?
Does FS9 operate properly otherwise?

Don
 
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This is the screen i'm seeing when I try to use AIFP

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gadgets

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Try deleting the file AIFP.ini. It probably thinks FS9 is still at the old location.

DOn
 

gadgets

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Assuming you are running as administrator, and since it apparently has been working up until you re-installed, I can only conclude your system registry doesn't contain the expected information. I recall one other report of problems with AIFP after converting to Windows 10, but I believe that issue was due to inadequate Windows permissions.

I don't use Windows 10 (and don't plan to convert any time in the near future), so I can't do any first-hand testing. I will, however, take a look at the code - when I get a chance - to see what else other than registry errors might be responsible.

In the meantime, anyone else feel free to jump in.

Don
 

tgibson

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Try using the free Flight1 Registry Fix program to put the correct lines into the registry.
 

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Roman1987, I just checked the code involved in the enabling of the Target Version radio buttons. The FS9 button is enabled if:
  • the "FS9 Base Folder" entry in AIFP.ini points to a folder contains a file named fs9.exe, or failing that
  • AIFP finds a registry entry for FS9 that "points" to such a folder.
So, if that radio button is not enabled, neither of those conditions exist (or you haven't given AIFP sufficient privileges to access the registry (but in that case, I'd expect Windows to tell you so).

You can work around the issue temporarily by opening the AIFP.ini file and in the FS9 Base Folder entry, add the full path to the FS9 folder containing FS9.exe. (This MUST be done while AIFP IS NOT running.) That way, AIFP won't even look to the registry, but I strongly recommend you fix the registry anyway as Tom has suggested.

Don
 
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