My settings.ini: LoadLastProject=True
In ADE, saved a temporary file "XXXX_ADE_XXX.ad4. Closed ADE.
Deleted this saved file so it no longer exists.
Open ADE, message comes up about not being able to open the file, click on OK and ADE opens normally but without opening an airport file. Can open any other file.
Conclusion - the LoadLastProject=False / True status does not cause ADE to refuse to open up if the 'LastProject' no longer exists.
I would suspect that it is an ADE program file that has got corrupted not an ad4 file.
It has just occurred to me that, if the LastProject file has been corrupted and ADE therefore cannot open it, does ADE react differently to the 'absence' of the LastProject file as per my above post.
Jon perhaps you could answer this?
Yes,that lets ADE start normally.I have a ProKey somewhere in my backups,but have never needed to use it.I do not wish to complicate things further,but I have 2 other computers which have had their Cdrives changed and they do not show objects on my airfields.Apart from the black boxes,the few objects which show up and are named on the ADE map,do not show on the sim.I have downloaded a few other peoples WW2 airfields which use the same objects,and they show in FSX.I feel I must be doing something wrong in reinstalling ADE.
My airfields have a title,say A108.In this folder in Addon scenery are two folders,Scenery and Texture.In the scenery folder are the ADE files,usually 4 of them.I open ADE,select open airport.browse to my addon scenery,scenery folder.I then select A108_ADE_PC.ad4 and clik open.This brings up the ADE map for A108.None of my previously planted objects are on the map,or on the airfield in FSX.Any new objects I plant show on the map and if they are static aircraft,they show as aircraft symbols on the map,suggesting to me that they have been selected from the LOM.I compile and save airport,but nothing shows on the airfield in FSX.