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    Got a problem mates

    It's on my brother's FSX-SE (Steam Edition). He has trees everywhere, even when scenery is set to normal or low. Her did not have this problem until he copied and pasted some files from his add-on scenery to his FSX-SE scenery folder, I know, wrong. Has anyone experienced this themselves? I have tried everything, I am at a loss. Thanks for any assistance.

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    Does he remember which files he pasted in? Maybe cut them out?
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    As it FSX-SE he could try verifying the files through Steam

    I would first delete the FSX/scenery folder so it wont leave any of the spurious files in place and them
    in Steam right click on "Microsoft Flight Simulator X : Steam Edition" and chose "Properties" then in the "Local Files" tab click on "Verify integrity of game files" and let Steam do its thing.

    Of course doing this may mess with any addons he has that need to put files in the scenery folder such as ORBX so he will need to fix them afterwards.
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    Why not just re-load the FSX from Steam? He will have to add back some aircraft but if you back up the Airplanes file and just reinsert it in the new installation it should be good to go. Same for add-on scenery. Its a good time to do some house-keeping of stuff that is no longer needed. Not the end of the world.

    The post just above this one has good advice also: verifying files

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    if you back up the Airplanes file and just reinsert it in the new installation it should be good to go. Same for add-on scenery.
    Depending on the aircraft and scenery involved it might be necessary to copy the effects and sounds folders too.
    Rats - why won't anything work properly first time?

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    Working with Steam is just like working with FSX, except for a couple issues if you purchase DLC (I won't go into detail here unless someone asks). It's not wrong to copy. But it is recommended to backup before doing so.

    In general, disk space is cheap, so, after I do an install, I copy the Effects, Sound, Gauges, Scenery\World, Scenery\Base, and Scenery\Global directories. That way I can always either use Winmerge to compare directories to see what's different, or just go back to default if I mess things up.

    Like everyone else is saying, not knowing what he did, we can't suggest much else than make a back up of your airplanes etc, then uninstall and reinstall. There are a lot of dependencies that control the trees, although it does sound like something autogen related (Scenery\Global)?

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    Thanks much to all, I found his problem

    In his base FSX-SE scenery folder, he had moved a file called mitigated. I took that alone out and it did away with the extra trees. I used the date as a clue and went back to the date he called me about the problem, May 19. Again thanks. and I lucked on this one.

    Cazzie

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    Nah, I wouldn't say you lucked out on this one,... You just got a decent set a brains there...

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