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I re-installed MSFS to a new PC and installed FSUIPC7.

I would now like to transfer all my FSUIPC data contained on my previous PC to the new FSUIPC.ini file.

I copied and paste the KEYS and AXES of my previous PC FSUIPC.ini file to the new one. However, in MSFS when I click on the FSUIPC "aircraft specific", my list of add-on is there, but when I select a specific add-on, none of my controls settings work. 

Is there another procedure to achieve this please? Thank you.

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1 hour ago, Jean-Claude said:

I would now like to transfer all my FSUIPC data contained on my previous PC to the new FSUIPC.ini file.

That is certainly possible, if using the same controllers/

1 hour ago, Jean-Claude said:

I copied and paste the KEYS and AXES of my previous PC FSUIPC.ini file to the new one.

Why not just copy/use the same ini file? Your device GUIDS will have changed, and also your ids, but this is easy to correct by manually changing the GUIDs in the ini to match.

1 hour ago, Jean-Claude said:

However, in MSFS when I click on the FSUIPC "aircraft specific", my list of add-on is there, but when I select a specific add-on, none of my controls settings work. 

This will be due to the change in GUIDs/IDs of your controllers.

Please attach both you original and new FSUIPC7.ini files, together with an FSUIPC7.log file from your new PC and I will take a look.

John

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Your devices on your old system:

A=GF-TQ6 Throttle System
B=3 axis 0 button device     [used as rudder]
C=3 axis 16 button joystick  [used as yoke]
 

The FSUIPC6.ini for the new system contains two [JoyNames] sections. Please remove this one:

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[JoyNames]
A=GF-TQ6 Throttle System
A.GUID={BFFCBE10-DF4C-11E7-800C-444553540000}
B=3 axis 0 button device << MISSING JOYSTICK >>
B.GUID={BFE11FC0-DF4C-11E7-8002-444553540000}
C=3 axis 16 button joystick << MISSING JOYSTICK >>
C.GUID={58C15BB0-DF89-11E7-8001-444553540000}
2=PFC MFD Rudder Pedals
2.GUID={549EA620-C8B2-11EC-8010-444553540000}
0=PFC Yoke
0.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-8008-444553540000}
1=GF-TQ6 Throttle System
1.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-800A-444553540000}
D=PFC Yoke
D.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-8008-444553540000}
E=GF-TQ6 Throttle System
E.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-800A-444553540000}
F=PFC MFD Rudder Pedals
F.GUID={549EA620-C8B2-11EC-8010-444553540000}
 

Your other [JoyNames] section shows that you have 3 devices:

A=PFC Yoke
B=GF-TQ6 Throttle System
C=PFC MFD Rudder Pedals

These are very different from the devices on your old PC. You shouldn't really copy settings between controllers - always better to set them up afresh.
However, you could try.. But first, are the PFC standard HID devices? i.e. does FSUIPC see them as normal devices, or do you need to use one of the additional PFC drivers (e.g. PFCcom64.dll)? If they are standard HID devices (i.e. no PFC dll needed), then you could switch the letters around to match your previous letters, so (after  removing that other [JoyNames] section), change

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[JoyNames]
0=PFC Yoke
0.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-8008-444553540000}
1=GF-TQ6 Throttle System
1.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-800A-444553540000}
2=PFC MFD Rudder Pedals
2.GUID={549EA620-C8B2-11EC-8010-444553540000}
A=PFC Yoke
A.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-8008-444553540000}
B=GF-TQ6 Throttle System
B.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-800A-444553540000}
C=PFC MFD Rudder Pedals
C.GUID={549EA620-C8B2-11EC-8010-444553540000}
 

to

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[JoyNames]
0=PFC Yoke
0.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-8008-444553540000}
1=GF-TQ6 Throttle System
1.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-800A-444553540000}
2=PFC MFD Rudder Pedals
2.GUID={549EA620-C8B2-11EC-8010-444553540000}
C=PFC Yoke
C.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-8008-444553540000}
A=GF-TQ6 Throttle System
A.GUID={548F63E0-C8B2-11EC-800A-444553540000}
B=PFC MFD Rudder Pedals
B.GUID={549EA620-C8B2-11EC-8010-444553540000}
 

i.e. change your yoke to be C, your throttle to A, and your rudder to B, as they previously were.

John

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Thank you for your help John, it is really appreciated.  I suspect that the way (order) each piece is connected to the PC via their respective USB is probably the cause of these swaps!

I will try nevertheless to reorder them, if I can, following your instructions.

No specific drivers for the PFC devices.

Again many thanks, I will report after I try.

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As a follow-up and for your information, after trying your suggestion, I still could not re-establish the settings of my previous PC on the new one. I ended up with a mix bag of Go-Flight saved settings that could be re-used in full (and that saved me a lot of time!), but all axis had to be reset individually and this for each aircraft.

Something I cannot understand is why when I select Axis, I cannot get out of the "Aircraft specific" mode, in other words, if I have loaded the CJ4 and want to set the yoke and rudder values for all airplanes, I cannot untick the aircraft specific box (it is grey), hence I have to reset those axis for each plane individually instead.

I believe this is probably the consequence of having all my previous aircraft saved with values that cannot be used with the new setup although my flight hardware remains the same. If I delete the saved aircraft, I will/may loose my Go-Flight modules as well.

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3 hours ago, Jean-Claude said:

Something I cannot understand is why when I select Axis, I cannot get out of the "Aircraft specific" mode, in other words, if I have loaded the CJ4 and want to set the yoke and rudder values for all airplanes, I cannot untick the aircraft specific box (it is grey), hence I have to reset those axis for each plane individually instead.

If the loaded aircraft is using a profile specific Axis section, then it ONLY uses the aircraft specific axis section and you cannot create/modify/delete general axis settings with  such an aircraft loaded. Either load an aircraft that is not using a profile, or remove the aircraft from the profile by editing the ini.

3 hours ago, Jean-Claude said:

I believe this is probably the consequence of having all my previous aircraft saved with values that cannot be used with the new setup although my flight hardware remains the same. If I delete the saved aircraft, I will/may loose my Go-Flight modules as well.

I am not sure what you mean by ' I will/may loose my Go-Flight modules as well.;', but you can remove aircraft from a profile and still leave the profile settings intact.

However, as you are using completely new hardware on your new PC, I don't think it is worth keeping any of your existing settings to any device - except maybe key assignments. It is always better to re-do your assignments for new controllers.

 

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