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Post FSX no AI found

After installing my FSx installation does not find any AI repaints.
FS9 & P3Dv4.5 works just fine.

My AI repaints are kept separately in F:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Commercial AI

Moving them into F:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes

still doesn't find them
FSX.cfg is in the correct place and refers corrctly to the directories.

Any ideas.

Hello, I have an odd problem. I posted it here as it is similar but a different sim. I have used AIFP extensively to install flightplans for years. I have been using it regularly with P3D v5 HF2. It was working great today and I have had no issues in the past. When I see an update is posted, I download it and install it and everything runs very smoothly. However, I tried to install some plans late today, but instead of reading AI aircraft from my large stable of AI, AIFP now points to the default P3Dv5 simobjects location. My AI is installed outside the sim in C:\P3D Addons\Aircraft. I have not had any problem with installation of plans until today. But I cannot find in the manual how to point to the location outside the sim and AIFP will only allow me to select aircraft within the simobjects folder (default aircraft). I have no idea what's going on that led to the change. Running I have no hair to pull out, otherwise............
I did make some changes today to the AI folder today through the Lorby Add-on Organizer. But the folder structure is EXACTLY the same. I've never seen this before. Thanks for your superb tool and any help you can provide is appreciated.


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My AI is installed outside the sim in C:\P3D Addons\Aircraft
Have you "told" PV5 where those aircraft are (by an entry in ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3d v5\simobjects.cfg) or otherwise noted them in an add-on?
Sorry, for the reply to my post. I just added an entry to the simobject.cfg and voila. Ha, you beat me to it Don. Thanks, I completely wiffed on that. Thanks for the quick reply, I would truly be lost without AIFP in my FS world.