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    Posted: May-23-2018 at 9:26am
My SSD is filling and I Thought maybe I could move GEX NA, GEX, my backup and UTX to a larger HDD drive. I got instructions to reinstall them. I did so, but when I installed UTX I got a message it cannot find SCENERY.CFG (I use FSX-SE). It was working fine in drive c: so apparently it found it ok there. It doesn't give me any options to locate SCENERY.CFG. I cannot find that file. I have 3 files called scenery.cfg but can't find any files labeled SCENERY.CFG? Are they different? Have any idea where they might be in FSX-SE. Any ideas to help me install UTX and update?
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It reads to me your system has issues because of FSX box/ FSX-SE registry problems. The UTX developers may be able to help
 
 
 
This is not UTX (Ultimate Terrain X) support. This is GEX (Ground Environment X)
 
Although we work with UTX developers for content enhancement Installation issues are handled directly in the UTX developers support forum.
 
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Firstly, UTX can only be installed into the same location as the flightsim platform i.e. you cannot have the sim installed on the C: drive and install UTX on another drive.

Next, have you always only had FSX-SE on your system or did you have FSX boxed at anytime? If you had boxed did you uninstall it after installing FSX-SE?

Did you run the UTX Install Manager and UTX Setup Tool by right-clicking on them and selecting "Run as administrator"?

As far as Windows is concerned SCENERY.CFG is the same as scenery.cfg.

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Would you suggest I totally uninstall UTX from both C: and F: and reinstall it from the beginning on C: which is where I have FSX-SE? Yes, I did at one time have the boxed version and then I added the FSX-SE. So maybe I have some left over? The frustrating this was I had everything running nicely on FSX-SE on the F: drive. One morning, I tried to sign in, got a message we cannot open because we cannot find SCENERY.CFG (the caps are from the message)
I got in touch with STEAM and they told me the best thing to do was to reinstall FSX-SE. Since then it's been a nightmare. I appreciate your help.
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I agree that the first step would be to uninstall UTX from both drives and reinstall it back to the drive where FSX-SE is installed.

Saying that, it is a known issue that when you uninstall FSX boxed it does not correctly remove all the registry entries it created and this can cause issues as FSX-SE then installs in co-existance mode when it should not. This then leads to problems with multi-sim installers like we use for UTX. Until you sort this out you can end up in the situation you find yourself in with UTX not being able to find various sim configuration files.

How comfortable are you with checking and making changes to the Windows registry with regedit? I can point you to some other threads on similar topics which include instructions how to fix up the issues with the FSX-SE registry entries.

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Thanks for the feedback. I uninstalled UTX from the F: drive, reinstalled it in the C: drive but get same message when running set up tool. I copied scenery.cfg from Steam\\FSX and put it in Ysers\appdata\microsoft\fsx (I don't have a directory called FSX-SE which it seems to be looking for.) I've tried to get in touch with STEAM to get their view but you need a doctorate in Computer science to follow their instructions. Would you please refer me to some other places that might help, or I'll just forget the whole thing and uninstall UTX.

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I'm happy to try and help you resolve the situation but do need answers to questions asked in previous replies i.e.

How comfortable are you with checking and making changes to the Windows registry with regedit?

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I have in the past made registry changes Jeff, but it's been a number of years. I'm willing to do some research to acquire some know if necessary, but would not be very comfortable today.
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As there are some tricky changes needed, it may be easier to try the following method instead where you will export the associated registry entries, post them here, and then I can check them and send you back a new 'fixed' set for import.

To start this do the following:

- Open a command prompt (if you don't know how to do this a quick way is to right-click the Windows Start menu, select 'Run', type cmd in the Open: dialog and then press OK).
- Change directory to a location you can remember or note where you currently are as you'll need it later to find the file you export.
- Type the following to export the Microsoft Games registry entries (which will include all the FSX and FSX-SE ones)

reg export "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games" svpst1_export.reg

- Open the created 'svpst1_export.reg' file with a text editor and then copy and paste the contents into a reply to this thread.

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I changed the directory to C:\Brian. Should I put it someplace else in another drive perhaps?

It created the directory and I did the export command you gave me and I get this message:
Registry Editor. Adding information can unintentionally change or delete values and cause it to stop working correctly. If you do not trust the source of the information in C:brians\svpst1_export.reg, do not add it to the registry. Are you sure you want to continue?

Should I proceed or make changes. I used to know how to do this stuff but haven't done so it tears, I'm sorry.
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Sounds like instead of trying to open the exported registry information in a text editor you are effectively running the registry script you created (which is not what you want to do).

Start something like Notepad, then use it to open the svpst1_export.reg file. This should show the contents and not attempt to execute it.

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This thing is humongous, I can get it open to Notepad but when I try to copy it from notepad to this little message area, it won't do it. Can I send it in pieces?
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Do you have a lot of games from Microsoft installed?

I only have FSX and FSX-SE and for the regedit export command I asked you to run it it about 25-30 lines at most. If you are seeing a massive file then something went wrong with the command you entered. Make sure it is exactly as I provided with all the quotes and other non-alphanumeric.

If you really do have a lot of MS Games, then maybe I can give you a slightly different pair of commands to just dump the FSX and FSX-SE entries e.g.

reg export "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator" svpst2_export.reg

reg export "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition" svpst3_export.reg

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I only have FSX, the steam Train simulator and FSW but I have all of the Microsft games that came with win 10. But anyway I think this is what you are looking for:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition]
"FirstTime"=dword:00000000
"Co-Existence"=dword:00000000
"Language"="ENU"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition\10.0]
"AppPath"="C:\\STEAM\\steamapps\\common\\FSX"

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator]
"SimConnect_Port_IPv6"="0"
"SimConnect_Port_IPv4"="0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0]
"AppPath"="C:\\STEAM\\steamapps\\common\\FSX\\"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\Launch]
"Modules\\FSUIPC4.dll.tchbkkauzzhlhehwunnuziqcrzukltbwltubzrkc"=dword:00000001

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OK, based on the information there seems to be an extra sub-tree and registry entry in the "Flight Simulation - Steam Edition" entries which could be causing the issue (as it normally is not there in a Steam only version).

I recommend that it gets deleted. Do you know how to use regedit, or should I try and craft a 'reg' command line for you to run (as I did with the export)?

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As badly as I have screwed thing up this far, I'd like to keep my hands out of the pie if you don't mind. Ergo: I'd prefer if you would craft the "reg" command. God Bless you, I know you didn't have to do any of this stuff and I'm very grateful.
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OK, if you are going to do this, the first thing to do is make a full backup of your Windows registry or create an OS restore point just in case there is an issue with the command.

- Open a command prompt (if you don't know how to do this a quick way is to right-click the Windows Start menu, select 'Run', type cmd in the Open: dialog and then press OK).

- Type the following to delete the extra sub-tree and registry entry in the "Flight Simulation - Steam Edition" entries. NOTE - It is very important that you enter this exactly as provided.

reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition\10.0"

Once this has been done, you should do the exports I asked for before, and send the results to make sure it did the right thing.

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I think I got it all.

indows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator]
"SimConnect_Port_IPv6"="0"
"SimConnect_Port_IPv4"="0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0]
"AppPath"="C:\\STEAM\\steamapps\\common\\FSX\\"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\Launch]
"Modules\\FSUIPC4.dll.tchbkkauzzhlhehwunnuziqcrzukltbwltubzrkc"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition]
"FirstTime"=dword:00000000
"Co-Existence"=dword:00000000
"Language"="ENU"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator]
"SimConnect_Port_IPv6"="0"
"SimConnect_Port_IPv4"="0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0]
"AppPath"="C:\\STEAM\\steamapps\\common\\FSX\\"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\Launch]
"Modules\\FSUIPC4.dll.tchbkkauzzhlhehwunnuziqcrzukltbwltubzrkc"=dword:00000001

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator]
"SimConnect_Port_IPv6"="0"
"SimConnect_Port_IPv4"="0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0]
"AppPath"="C:\\STEAM\\steamapps\\common\\FSX\\"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator\10.0\Launch]
"Modules\\FSUIPC4.dll.tchbkkauzzhlhehwunnuziqcrzukltbwltubzrkc"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator - Steam Edition]
"FirstTime"=dword:00000000
"Co-Existence"=dword:00000000
"Language"="ENU"



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I noticed that just after I had had to reinstall FSX-SE  I think in February, was when I noticed all of a sudden my SSD drive with FSX=SE and Windows on it had a big leap in space used like 30-40gig jump. Do you think what we are dealing with here has anything to do with that?  That's why I started with these changes with GEX and UTX.
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The issue with the registry contents and the UTX install manager would not be related to any jump in space usage.

The increase could be because of any number of things e.g.

- There was a Windows OS version update over that time and the contents of the fallback it creates is still on the drive.
- When you re-installed FSX-SE you put it in a different location than the original install and so effectively have two copies of it, only one of which is active and the other is just wasting space (you'd have needed to have done a full uninstall of the original install before doing a re-install). I can tell you did something different with you FSX-SE install from default as the AppPath is not the default used by Steam.

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I ask Steam for help during my upgrade but I can't figure out how to get them to respond. I set them at lease 5 messages about the problem we are talking about and got nothing back.  It's only been about 2 months since I did the uninstall/reinstall stuff. I haven't put much back on it due to my frustrations with it. Do you think another full uninstall/reinstall is worth it?

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In all my time working with FSX and FSX-SE I have only ever done an uninstall and reinstall once during the very early beta testing of FSX. I therefore almost never suggest it unless as the very last resort because the flightsim itself has become completely unusable.

When it does come to an uninstall, it is important to know that the FSX and FSX-SE uninstallers do not do a complete job in removing all items. This is especially true for some of the Windows registry entries related to them, and is a common cause of problems where someone used to have the original FSX and at some point installed FSX-SE and deleted the the original FSX before or after they installed FSX-SE.

I have posted a technical guide in the past of how to completely remove FSX-SE before a re-install, but it does require some edits to the Windows registry and removal of folders and files which frequently get left behind.

Anyway, what issues are you still having?

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I've been simming since '98 and never had any major problems, until the last year or two, but it was people at STEAM who told me I had to do a reinstall. I flew one day about 3 months ago with no issues. The next morning when I tried to open FSX-SE I got a message. "Cannot open file unable to find SCENERY.CFG. And nothing ould open. I looked in the Users directory and scenery.cfg was there, then Steam\\\FSX-SE and scenery was there. The Program Data and scenery.cfg was there. BUT FSX would not open and I got the same message. We cannot find SCENERY.CFG (all caps). I got in touch with Steam and they told me to reinstall. The people at the Flight Sim forum said they'd never seen that message. So, I reinstalled. Had no problem but realizing my SSD was filling rapidly, remember I asked you about that. I noticed two filled files were GEX and UTX files using over 8 gig a piece, I tried to move them to the F: drive. GEX was fine, but UTX installed but when I used the set-up tool, guess what was the message I got? "Can't find SCENERY.CFG file, contact simforums." It gave me no way to change anything but contact simforums.  Subsequently, here we are.  I did reach UTX and they informed me, UTX MUST BE on the same drive as FSX_SE. So, I moved it back to C: but still got same message. Its been a lot of frustrating. I'm going to fly tomorrow and see what happens. I'll let you know.

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Well I just tried the UTX Setup tool again, same message SCENERY>CFG is not found in the Users\appdata\microsoft\fsx-SE file but scenery.cfg is there but for some reason UTX is looking for something different.

Like I said before my file does not say FSX_SE it says only FSX and again SCENERY.CFG is all caps. UTX said that makes no difference. I guess my other option is ORBX and I reall don't want to go there. The GEX seems to be ok.

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Brian,
 
I am GEX developer who sent you here for UTX support.
 
You are in the UTX support forum discussing this with a UTX developer, not myself.
 
As you said, you don't want to get hooked into Orbx and based on the registry issues, this would be no different with them, so....
 
 
My advice...  This is based on the lack of tech knowledge and the time going back and forth to get this fixed so far. What I am going to suggests may not be patch work quick but it fixes the problem.
 
In the time this taken so far, and now that you know where the entire FSX/FSXSE registry is located, AND, if you do not have a lot of addons installed, I am going to throw this out there,.. let Jeff approve but I think this fixes everything and fixed permanently, humming along just fine from this point, on.. no more headaches
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: I do not know what OS you are running. IF it is Windows 7 and you have completely shut down UAC, continue on. IF YOU ARE USING WINDOWS 8 or WINDOWS 10, be sure to run ALL INSTALLERS and ALL INTERFACES by right click, RUN AS ADMINISTATOR. Failure to do so with Windows 8 and 10 can result in corrupt installs and interfaces than can not function correctly even if UAC is disabled....
 
 
Before you do this, open the GEX interface, select each region you own (one at a time not all at once) and click the DISABLE BUTTON for each region. Once the interface shows DISABLED IN FSX for every region, close the interface and continue below....
 
1. Uninstall UTX completely, all versions you have from Windows
 
After which,... if you know where the install folders are for UTX, browse to and manually delete them all.
 
2. Uninstall FSX-SE completely from Windows -
 
Once complete and after which, if you know where the install directory was, browse to it and delete it
 
NOTE: If FSX-SE is the ONLY Steam game you use or you don't face installing a lot of Steam games, I would suggest that you COMPLETELY UNINSTALL Steam from Windows. Make sure you remember or know your username/password first. IF it were me THIS IS WHAT I WOULD DO it simplifies this later
 
If you uninstall Steam completely...   I would also locate that original directory and delete it manually to clear/clean out everything.
 
3. If you have no other Microsoft Flight Simulator other than FSX-SE installed,....  DELETE the entire registry key:
 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Games
 
Jeff can help you do that using a command line or you can find it in the registry editor, right click, delete the entire key and everything under it.
 
 
4. Browse to:
C:\Users\<YOUR ACCOUNT USER NAME>\AppData\Local\Microsoft
 
Delete any folder named:
 
FSX
and
FSX-SE
 
5. Browse to:
C:\Users\<Your Account User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft
 
Delete any folder named:
 
FSX
and
FSX-SE
 
6. Browse to:  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft
 
Delete any folder named:
 
FSX
and
FSX-SE
 
 
Flush the recycle bin and  Reboot the computer
 
You now have a clean slate...   what you should have had before the FSX-SE reinstall and the registry mess caused by FSX box and FSX SE. There will no longer be any confusion or registry problems.
 
You may also find your SSD has a lot more room on it now and this probably resolved the cramped SSD issue...
 
 
 
 
START OVER  ------
 
1. IF you installed STEAM from Windows in the directions above, reinstall the latest Steam from their website   HOWEVER - your TARGET for STEAM will be a folder where you want FSX-SE to go..   so make a folder where you want the simulator to install on another drive, and install Steam there. Activate it with your username/password
 
IF YOU REINSTALLED STEAM to a new directory, Reinstall FSX SE from the Steam application which should use the same new folder automatically.
 
IF YOU DID NOT STEAM to a new directory,.... Reinstall FSX SE from the Steam application.,..  make sure you point it to where you want it to go. Create a folder elsewhere and point the application to that folder. NOTE: IF STEAM will not allow you to install FSX-SE to a custom folder you WILL have to uninstall STEAM completely, reinstall it to the directory where you want FSX-SE, and THEN reinstall FSX-SE
 
Once complete, open and run the sim for the first time.. it is just to write the initial folders/files to the system. Once the sim has been run the first time,. close it and close STEAM
 
 
 Reboot the computer...   you now have a proper FSX SE setup and the registry is good to go
 
 
BE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT UTX REGION INSTALLERS THAT INCLUDE PROPER FSX-SE SUPPORT
 
2. Reinstall UTX <regions> into Windows. The latest UTX installers install a MANAGER they do not install into FSX from the initial install. You can run the initial install of UTX and install it ANYWHERE on the system to save space. It is like GEX when it installs, it is just a initial database. The ACTUAL install of UTX into the simulator comes after it is installed into Windows though a 2nd process and a UTX INSTALL MANAGER.
 
 
3. When the UTX Manager appears after the initial install, it will find FSX-SE automatically DO NOT BROWSE any UTX installation from the manager. Simply click the version of the sim you want installed and let it install it. After that is complete you will see the UTX LIGHTING installer at the bottom of the manager window, click to install that, DO NOT BROWSE the installer.
 
 
4. Repeat the above for any other UTX region versions you may have.
 
 
5. In order to enable your UTX regions in FSX as well as the lighting, you must now do the following:
 
A. Open the UTX <Region> configuration tool. It should go though its initial checks. If all is good, once finished close the tool. Open the next UTX <region> tool (if you have more than one) repeat.
 
B. Open the UTX LIGHTING tool, there should be only one for all versions of UTX. Once checks are complete, click OK and At the top of the box click: SET LIGHT ASSIGNMENTS   then click DONE
 
NOTE: What you have done is initialize UTX to the proper config and scenery files. You can use those configuration tools later to make custom adjustments..   right now, keep going
 
 
5. Open the GEX interface. It is possible since moving FSX-SE the GEX interface will see that and request a browse to the new simulator location, simply browse it to FSX.exe. Once located you will have access to the interface control. Select the regions you own (one by one) and select ENABLE. Repeat for each region.
 
Then select the UTX - GEX feature for the UTX versions you own, click ENABLE
 
Once finished, close the GEX Interface
 
 
6. Launch FSX-SE. It should go through scenery file rebuild and then you can go from there...  set up your sliders and options and check things out. Close the sim.
 
 
7. You can then reinstall any aircraft or other addons. You should not have any problems
 
 
 
REMEMBER: IF YOU ARE ON WINDOWS 8 or 10 YOU MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER TO RIGHT CLICK ANY INSTALLER WHEN INSTALLING SOMETHING, or RIGHT CLICK ANY INTERFACE such as GEX, UTX, etc,..  and SELECT RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR
 
 
You can now make any custom adjustments to UTX products through their config tool.
 
 
The above will solve the problem, you wont be dealing with any headaches and I can tell you that because of the messed up the registry you have now, it doesn't matter who's products you use, you will be facing the same thing unless this is fixed, permanently.
 
It may take a few hours but that is far cry easier than what you have been dealing with or will continue to deal with.
 
 
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