Aeroscenery error message

  • Thank you but I cannot get to this page. When I start the program I get the message as in my first post above. I try and run as Administrator and have enabled exclusion in AntiVirus etc.

  • Thank you Michael.


    As per my first post, trying to just start up AeroScenery gives me that error box. So I can't get to settings! The program just won't fire up and run without error messages appearing so I am stuck, so far.


    I tried uninstalling, re-installing, turning AntiVir off, updating drivers, updating VB etc etc, all to no avail.


    It's driving me nuts! AFS2 runs flawlessly so no problems with that anyway.

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    Could not find file "E:\cms10\AeroScenery\database\".

    Why this error message?

    Do you have a disk E: ?

    Have you downloaded Aerofly FS2 SDK Tools (GeoConvert: Aerial images to Aerofly format)?


    You might try this:

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    If you go to Documents\AeroScenery\database and rename aeroscenery.db to _aeroscenery.db the app will / should create a new one on start. Let me know still throws an exception. (You wont lose anything in the underscore db file).


    AeroScenery Beta - Help With Testing Required

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    Deleting the reg key fixed it!

    Thanks Hartman & Nick.


    AeroScenery Beta - Help With Testing Required

  • Thank you


    Yes I have Disk E:


    Yes I have the SDK Tools


    Because the program did not run it failed to create a db file apparently. I manually created the folder and it still fails to run.


    I don't have a reg key to delete for the program but there are several reg keys to show the msi installation was successful and the path. So it's clearly some sort of runtime error that occurs when the program is first run and it tries to create the database file.


    HELP!!

  • It seems like your Windows "My Documents" is mapped to E:\cms10 and it's failing to create folders or files in that directory. This is almost certainly a permissions issue. You could either run AeroScenery as Administrator or resolve the permissions issue.


    It will work with your "My Documents" on any drive as long as it can write to it.


    AeroScenery doesn't use the registry any more, it's all from a settings.xml file, but as it can't create the folders and files it needs, it's not creating the default settings file.


    Try it first running as Administrator, then delete the folders it creates. That will diagnose that it's permissions related and we can go from there.

  • Thank you for your reply Nick.


    Running as Administrator gives me the same message as in my original post.


    "My Documents" on my E:Drive has no access restrictions; I have checked that all permissions are valid for full access.


    I'm grateful for your help.

  • Thank you for your reply Nick.


    Running as Administrator gives me the same message as in my original post.


    "My Documents" on my E:Drive has no access restrictions; I have checked that all permissions are valid for full access.


    OK, that's strange. Can you confirm:


    - That you're using AeroScenery 1.0.1 and not an older version

    - Whether you used previous versions of AeroScenery

    - That "E:\cms10" is where your My Documents is mapped to

    - The version of Windows that's you're using

  • 1. Yes

    2. No

    3. Yes

    4. Win10


    Something you said earlier struck a chord. I ran in SAFE mode and it runs perfectly. When I run in normal mode it generates multiple error messages and after approx 8 clicks on the "OK" box, the program loads.


    I'm attaching 2 screengrabs showing the "Settings" in SAFE mode, and another showing the dialog box that comes up in normal mode.


    Many thanks.

  • And now, with your prompting I have solved it!


    Windows prevented the App running by restricting access through the "Controlled Folders" protocols in Windows Defender, even though I had given the folder itself full permissions. I gave the App access through the controlled folder and BINGO, no errors.


    I am very grateful for your help and now look forward to using the program.


    Thank you once again.

  • Glad you've solved it. I was starting to think that it must be AV related myself.


    Good to know these quirks with certain system if others ask for help.