Moving MTX Aircraft Folder?
Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:30 PM
Is it possible to move the MTX aircraft folder off the C: drive and onto another drive? What changes to which file do I need to make to do so? Or is the location hard coded in the MTX program and it can't be done?
I have a relatively small SSD and it's getting pretty full. I have already done this with all my add-on AI planes such as MAIW and all my add-on scenery too. I would love to move this folder as well.
Thanks in advance! Great program by the way.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:23 AM
Of course, if problems occur, I cannot help you, but try it out and report here if it works. It should give you 10 GB on your SSD.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:53 AM
This guide is pretty good and there is even a simple way to create the links with a right click on the folders. http://www.howtogeek...ndows-or-linux/
Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:25 PM
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:19 PM
Thanks for the original idea. I tried it and it did not work. Now I realize that it's the MyTrafficX program that needs to find the planes in a relative path to itself, not FSX. FSX couldn't care less where I put MyTraffic's planes. So the only way to make this work is find a way to move MyTraffic in its entirety. Aha, Andy suggested such a way! So I undid the changes and got the AI back then used Andy's method and it worked. It wasn't that difficult to do, here's exactly how I did it:
- Renamed the original FS folder "MyTraffic" as "MyTrafficDeleteMe"
- Opened an admin DOS prompt. Navigated to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X"
- At the prompt, I typed mklink /J "MyTraffic" F:\FSXSimObjects\MyTraffic
- The command returned Junction created for MyTraffic <<===>> F:\FSXSimObjects\MyTraffic
- Fired up FSX to find that it did work as expected.
- I then deleted my original "MyTrafficDeleteMe" folder.
BTW, for your information:
- /D – creates a soft symbolic link, which is similar to a standard folder or file shortcut in Windows. This is the default option, and mklink will use it if you do not enter a prefix.
- /H – creates a hard link to a file
- /J – creates a hard link to a directory or folder
You can also type del F:\FSXSimObjects\MyTraffic but you better not want what is in that folder as it will literally delete the everything in the folder as well as the link. It does not delete the folder though.
To see what symlinks you have in effect, type "dir" at the prompt (you must be sitting in the folder where you created the link, in my case it's the FSX folder on C:). The link will also show up as below in the list of files. Also, if you use Windows Explorer, the links will show up as a shortcut in the folder tree view. Pretty slick.
07/21/2012 04:45 PM <JUNCTION> MyTraffic [F:\FSXSimObjects\MyTraffic]
I ain't scairt of symlinks no more thanks to Andy. He made me get 'spiramental' I guess. Now I'm gonna try to do it with the default scenery folder. No, not really. Joking. Kids, don't try this at home...
Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:18 PM
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