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{{Note|Creating this page to post solutions for new users to FlightGear on Microsoft Windows systems 7, 8.1, 10}}
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Some '''Microsoft Windows issues''' that often appear and their cure is described in detail in this article.
  
==Can't locate '''data''' files - new install==
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== Cant locate data files after installation ==
{{Note|Default locations of $FG_ROOT, is the path of your installation directory. Examples are here [[$FG_ROOT]]. If you changed your installation directory during install of FlightGear then use that path instead}}
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{{Note|The default location of [[$FG_ROOT]], is the path of your installation directory. Examples are here $FG_ROOT. If you changed your installation directory during install of FlightGear then use that path instead}}
After a new install and upon running FlightGear for the first time you see this dialog
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After a first time install and upon running FlightGear for the first time you see this dialog
  
 
[[File:Flightgear missing data files.PNG|Error box for FlightGear when it does not know the location of the correct data files]]
 
[[File:Flightgear missing data files.PNG|Error box for FlightGear when it does not know the location of the correct data files]]
  
'''Resolution''' - Tell FlightGear where to find the data files that were installed. I present here 3 options. Whichever you choose, make sure you update the '''PATH''' according to your installation directory
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=== Resolution ===
*'''Choose Folder''' and point it to [[$FG_ROOT]]
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Tell FlightGear where to find the data files that were installed. I present here 3 options. Whichever you choose, make sure you update the '''PATH''' according to your installation directory
*Paste these 3 lines inside of Notepad.exe, or some other editor, '''save as''' <code>fg-root.reg</code> file to desktop, then double click the file and add the entry to registry
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* '''Choose Folder''' and point it to $FG_ROOT
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* Paste these 3 lines inside of Notepad.exe, or some other editor, '''save as''' <code>fg-root.reg</code> file to desktop, then double click the file and add the entry to registry
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{{Note|Yes, you need the double \\ in the path}}
 
{{Note|Yes, you need the double \\ in the path}}
::<syntaxhighlight lang="reg">Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00  
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:<syntaxhighlight lang="reg">Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00  
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FlightGear\FlightGear]
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FlightGear\FlightGear]
 
"fg-root"="C:\\Program Files\\FlightGear 2016.1.1\\data"</syntaxhighlight>
 
"fg-root"="C:\\Program Files\\FlightGear 2016.1.1\\data"</syntaxhighlight>
*Open up '''regedit''' and add <code>fg-root</code> '''Key''' as a '''string''' value of [[$FG_ROOT]]
 
  
==Terrasync - Known Issues==
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* Open up '''regedit''' and add <code>fg-root</code> '''Key''' as a '''string''' value of $FG_ROOT
===Failed to remove file===
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<code>.terrasync_cache</code> files can not be deleted. You will see errors in console. There is not much to do other then delete the <code>.terrasync_cache</code> files manually and then run FlightGear again to let it recreate the up-to-date <code>.terrasync_cache</code> files.
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== Known TerraSync issues ==
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{{main article|TerraSync#Troubleshooting}}
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Some common issues are error messages about:
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* [[TerraSync#Corrupted and unreadable files or directories|Corrupted and unreadable files or directories]]
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* [[TerraSync#Locked airport directories|Locked airport directories]]
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* [[TerraSync#Failure to remove file|Failure to remove file]]
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== Related content ==
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* [[FAQ]] – Answers to some other common questions
  
''insert powershell script here to help with this for those that want to try.''
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[[Category:Troubleshooting]]

Latest revision as of 05:04, 1 April 2016

Some Microsoft Windows issues that often appear and their cure is described in detail in this article.

Cant locate data files after installation

Note  The default location of $FG_ROOT, is the path of your installation directory. Examples are here $FG_ROOT. If you changed your installation directory during install of FlightGear then use that path instead

After a first time install and upon running FlightGear for the first time you see this dialog

Error box for FlightGear when it does not know the location of the correct data files

Resolution

Tell FlightGear where to find the data files that were installed. I present here 3 options. Whichever you choose, make sure you update the PATH according to your installation directory

  • Choose Folder and point it to $FG_ROOT
  • Paste these 3 lines inside of Notepad.exe, or some other editor, save as fg-root.reg file to desktop, then double click the file and add the entry to registry
Note  Yes, you need the double \\ in the path
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FlightGear\FlightGear]
"fg-root"="C:\\Program Files\\FlightGear 2016.1.1\\data"
  • Open up regedit and add fg-root Key as a string value of $FG_ROOT

Known TerraSync issues

1rightarrow.png See TerraSync#Troubleshooting for the main article about this subject.

Some common issues are error messages about:

Related content

  • FAQ – Answers to some other common questions