Changing the default location of User Content files

  • Hi:

    By default, the user content files are located in the %Documents%\Aerofly FS 2 folder. If one wants to place such folder in another location (out of the Documents folder), what's the best way of doing it without messing the AFS2 overall installation?.

    Thanks, Ed


  • Keep us posted on how you get on with this Ed. I am wanting to move all my geoconverted stuff out of the C drive too.


    - Kenneth

    Kenneth go into Documents, Aerofly FS 2, open main.mcf Find this Line: <[string8] [extra_user_folder] [g:/Aerofly Scenery]>


    Change the drive letter to drive you want the scenery on, add Aerofly Scenery folder to the drive. Transfer your scenery over to the new drive.


    I can’t remember if I had to add the line.


    Todd

  • Keep us posted on how you get on with this Ed. I am wanting to move all my geoconverted stuff out of the C drive too.


    - Kenneth

    Kenneth, I'm just preparing everything to move my scenery and aircraft repaints from C: (Documents folder) to my SSD drive with more room for the growing GB's, in the following days, not just now. Only wanted to know more in advance, but I think all is explained in the thread mentioned by Raspou, a big long but I think the clarifications are already there.

    Cheers, Ed

  • Keep us posted on how you get on with this Ed. I am wanting to move all my geoconverted stuff out of the C drive too.


    - Kenneth

    Kenneth,

    It works well, I have used a different drive for my scenery since day dot.

    Make sure you back up your .mcf files before doing any updates.

    Cheers,

    Paul

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  • Gentlemen,


    Thank you. Yes it works. I have now ported 55GB worth of image and places files onto a portable 2TB drive. When I get the new computer, it will be easy to reference this addon material. I just wish I could do the same with the entire AFS2 program instead of re-downloading it from Steam when the time comes.


    - Kenneth

  • Hi Kenneth


    You can move applications within the Steam environment. In the Steam app under Steam > Settings > Downloads

    At the top of the page is Steam library Folders. You can add new folders on alternate drives.


    Then right mouse on the the Aerofly FS 2 game entry for Properties > Local Files tab and select the alternate disk. It will take a while to move the 100 gig but Steam is happy with the results.


    I did a lot of shuffling about when I added a M.2 NVME stick for the system drive. Due to MBR / GPT incompatabilities I had to do a clean Windows install on the M.2


    I was able to reinstall the Steam core on the new system drive and just reconfigure the alternate SSD and Steam picked up all the previously installed Aerofly content (although I was holding my breath during the process). Canned environments don't always do what you expect or want, but this worked.


    cheers

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    Edited once, last by lenidcamper ().

  • I think I would be holding my breath too.... I just don't relish a 36 hour download process again to get AFS2 and the DLCs onto a new computer!


    - Kenneth