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ADE Start Up

When I start ADE V 1.65.5432, I am always told "ADE cannot find valid path for FS". I have used all versions of ADE up until this one and never had this problem. I have used the "Options" menu and the "New User Wizard" and still get the same result. ADE still seems to work and still compiles. The guys at Scruffy Duck can't help, can anybody out there find a solution?
 
I think we need a little more information such as:

Operatting System?

FS9, FSX or P3D?

Registry entries for FS9, FSX and P3D.

Have you tried the Flight 1 Registry Tool to ensure that the registry entries are correct?
 
My operating system is windows 7
I use FSX with SP1 and SP2
I have not used Flight 1 Registry Tool. How would that make a difference? When all previous versions of ADE have run perfectly. And all my other applications run well.

AFX runs well with no problems.

although ADE runs and compiles as usual I just have this annoying message.
 

scruffyduck

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I am not sure but please go to Settings > Options > Folders Tab. If the entry for the path to the Sim does not have a trailing backslash then try using the Find button. I want to eliminate this.
 

scruffyduck

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OK This message can be thrown in two different conditions:
  1. If there is no entry in the settings file for the FS Folder and the registry entry cannot be found
  2. If ADE cannot find the Effects folder inside the FS Folder
The second seems more likely in your case since the path to FS looks valid in the log and you would not be able to do much without being able to access FS. Can you please check and make sure that there is an Effects Folder inside the FS Folder.
 
When I start ADE V 1.65.5432, I am always told "ADE cannot find valid path for FS". I have used all versions of ADE up until this one and never had this problem. I have used the "Options" menu and the "New User Wizard" and still get the same result. ADE still seems to work and still compiles. The guys at Scruffy Duck can't help, can anybody out there find a solution?

This is what you are seeing

fsscr021.jpg


Your Effects Folder as per the next picture has gone missing. Please find it and put it back

fsscr022.jpg


From one of the guys at Scruffy Duck
 

scruffyduck

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We don't know if this is the cause without confirmation from the OP. However the message displayed is not helpful since it does not mention the Effects Folder. We have updated the message to be more explicit and this will be in the next update.
 
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