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Old 09-04-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default How can I quickly modify CFG and SCN files with notepad?

Hi, I have a problem with CFG and SCN file editing.

I've always used notepad to edit my ini, cfg and scn files. Now in Windows 8 the system force you to run Notepad as administrator to do it.

This is a grat loss of time!

I have to open my link on the desktop, run as administrator, select "all the files" , search the file and edit it.. If I have to edit 20 to 30 scn files it drives me crazy!!!

is there a way to return to the old Windows 7 procedure? You open it, edit it and save it simply?

Thank you in advance
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:23 AM   #2
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Have you installed Orbiter using the MSI installer or extracted the folder inside the "Program Files" (C:\Programmi in your case) directory?

If yes, that folder is restricted to prevent applications messing with other applications' files, and this has been so also in Windows 7.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:10 AM   #3
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I have exctracted it in Program Files.
So you are telling me that if I move it into C:\ i'm able to avoid this problem?
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:33 AM   #4
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Yes, exactly! That should do the trick. Any location outside of "Program Files" is fine.
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:10 PM   #5
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...or you can grant yourself the read/write/modify rights on that[1] folder.

[1] C:\Program Files\Orbiter, or C:\Programmi\Orbiter, or c:\Program Files (x86)\Orbiter, or..
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:22 PM   #6
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Have you considered using Notepad++ to do your edits?
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:50 PM   #7
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On the Hangar there is also a nice Notepad++ Orbiter-language file, to check scenario syntax.
Scenerios Language File for Notepad++
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:05 AM   #8
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Thank you for your suggestions! I did the trick exactly as Fabri91 explained me.. I take into account the notepad addon for Orbiter!
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:40 AM   #9
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Use C:\Orbiter. Nice and simple!

Stay away from those Program Files locations completely, and stay away from C:\Users anything as well. (Basically anywhere Microsoft might mess up your permissions ... stay away from it.)
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:45 PM   #10
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 Have you considered using Notepad++ to do your edits?
Notepad++ still won't be able to edit these files without admin permissions.
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