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Decoding MSFS SPB Files

these files are encrypted there is no way to edit, copy, move, or back them up without using authentication certificate,
 
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Can't get there, but I would imagine spb2xml would need to be pointed at the new propdefs path (much more easily reachable for Steam installs than MS Store installs)...

Don't believe that all of them are encrypted.
 
Can't get there, but I would imagine spb2xml would need to be pointed at the new propdefs path (much more easily reachable for Steam installs than MS Store installs)...

Don't believe that all of them are encrypted.

Yep, that's what I did with the spb2xml -s command line option. I have the MS store version of MSFS so I had to get a Steam version of the MSFS propdefs folder. Maybe the folder has to be in the original location. As to encryption, aren't all the MSFS files encrypted at the OS level? That shouldn't impact reading a file as long as one has the proper permissions. I'd guess the spb file format is slightly different in MSFS.
 
Anyone still looking in 2022... the downloadable executable can be found behind the 'Releases' link on the right side of the github page.
 
In Steam you can find the path at:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\MicrosoftFlightSimulator\Packages\fs-base-propdefs\Propdefs\1.0\Common
 
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