I fired up X-Plane 10 after a few week break and updating to beta 8. Now, I get a series of error messages about files being marked as read only in windows. It seems that X-Plane 10 thinks the “scenery_packs.ini” and “X-Plane Pilot.txt” files are read only. see screenshots:
The interesting thing here is that both of these are NOT marked as READ ONLY. In fact, I can see the entries from my last flight in each file. The problem is that when the X-Plane Pilot.txt error message comes up, there is no way to get rid of the message, I have to kill X-Plane.exe in Task Manager.
A friend of mine suggested that there is a bug in the rendering settings that causes this and resetting to the default fixes it temporarily, but I can’t find where to reset X-Plane.
I am curious if anyone else has had this problem and what you did to fix it. My copy of X-Plane 10 is dead until I find a solution.
SOLUTION: I finally found the solution. The errors are due to Windows 7 changing permission of X-Plane 10 files as I had my X-Plane 10 folder installed in Program Files. The solution is move the X-Plane 10 folder to a “non-system” owned directoy, such as your Desktop. Visit this forum post at the org for details. I copied the folder to the desktop and it is working okay now!